In my home theatre, I sit 90 degrees from the axis of the remote sensors of
my H/W. My Marantz RC-2000 MkII cannot control my cable box or VCR
from this position, although the original remotes can. I ordered the X10
Powermid controller to rectify this situation.
I placed the unit without the antenna in the wall unit, facing my chair, and
the unit with the antenna on a table directly across the room (approx 8 ft)
from the equipment. I found the performance to be less than satisfcatory,
with most keypresses being ignored even though the LED on the Powermid
unit in the wall unit kept lighting. This would occasionally control my devices,
but would more often than not fail.
My DVD Anywhere arrived this week, along with the 8-in-1 remote. I set
this up to transmit from the home theatre to my bedroom, and moved the
Powermid unit without the antenna to the bedroom. The other unit remained
where it was, with an unobstructed view of the H/W. The Powermid still
would not send my remote codes from the bedroom to the living room.
Any suggestions as to what might be wrong? I live in a high-rise condo, so
the distance from the bedroom to the living room should not be out of range
for the Powermid. I tried the unit with the antenna in different positions and
with the antenna up and down, to no avail. Anybody else having trouble
with this product?