Thomson VS680U - Wireless TV Video Sender - Watch & Control Sat TV Around The House £21.06 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK
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Thomson VS680U - Wireless TV Video Sender - Watch & Control Sat TV Around The House £21.06 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK

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Found 17th Sep 2008
* PLL technology. Four transmission channels
* High frequency 2.4 GHz transmission through walls and ceilings
* 80m range in open air and 30 m in interiors
* Compatible with all audio/video devices
* Remotely control your DVD player, SAT, etc with its own handset from in front of your second TV set
* Possibility of wall mounting for easy integration in your interior.

16 Comments

OOps ! You Beat me by 2 mins.

Had I not been such a numpty at this would have managed last night - but well spotted !

Just gave you a heat to bring you back up. I reckon this is a brilliant deal for an AV Sender with these specs..

Guess we're in the minority.

Original Poster

whatif;2988661

OOps ! You Beat me by 2 mins.Had I not been such a numpty at this would … OOps ! You Beat me by 2 mins.Had I not been such a numpty at this would have managed last night - but well spotted !



lol

Anybody own one of these most are **** and don't work i would like to know thanks.

the review says it doesn't work with the sky remote - is that right? had a unit i got from staples that did that yrs ago..

isnt it cheaper just to buy a second freeview box? :thinking:

These things do work, albeit with interferance if you have Wi-Fi....best used when you have any transmitting Wi-Fi signals around the house as they work on the same frequency of 2.4ghz sadly. You can reduce interference by slightly changing the broadcasting channels frequency of both this device and the channel broadcast on your router, hitting a sweet spot is fiddly though.

butcr01;2988761

isnt it cheaper just to buy a second freeview box? :thinking:



Sadly although Analogue is as good as finished, the government are certainly taking their sweet ass time in switching over and boosting the signal for freeview transmission in a lot of areas of the country. Meaning for certain people like myself my transmitter is that far away I can only get 3 out of the five MUX's and out of those three a lot of channels pixelate and clip sound.

waterloo;2988687

Anybody own one of these most are **** and don't work i would like to … Anybody own one of these most are **** and don't work i would like to know thanks.



I am on my second set of units after using them for YEARS, this time they are an earlier model of Thomson, and have been excellent for quite some time.

If other units don't work for you then they are all pretty much the same as far as I can see, in fact different manufacturers units work with each other.

I send stuff from my living room to two bedrooms above without the slightest problems, except that when wifi is on, and LOOKING actively for a connection when no other units are connected, then it slightly interferes. DECT phones have been no problem, and neither suffer interference FROM the senders.

I saw the other unit at Amazon too, and was puzzled about the difference, and I THINK, (but am not sure) that the VS680 model might have TWO inputs, not one.

At this price, an absolute no-brainer.

butcr01;2988761

isnt it cheaper just to buy a second freeview box? :thinking:



Not if you don't have a TV aerial. Sky only in my house

have something similar and it worked great until i went wireless for a laptop
the interference from the router made the tv reception unwatchable

Uridium;2988982

Not if you don't have a TV aerial. Sky only in my house



if you have an ariel socket at the back of your sky box you can tap into that to use your sky dish as a freeview ariel...

POWERLESS;2989827

if you have an ariel socket at the back of your sky box you can tap into … if you have an ariel socket at the back of your sky box you can tap into that to use your sky dish as a freeview ariel...


How do we do that ?

waterloo;2989881

How do we do that ?



some sky box's have an coaxial ariel socket, so if you have link from sky box with coaxial cable..(of course hiddined round door ways etc ) just connect this to your freeview box in your 2nd room

POWERLESS;2990073

some sky box's have an coaxial ariel socket, so if you have link from sky … some sky box's have an coaxial ariel socket, so if you have link from sky box with coaxial cable..(of course hiddined round door ways etc ) just connect this to your freeview box in your 2nd room



It still doesn't act as an AERIAL! :-( If there is no aerial input to the Sky box, (as mine) there will be no terrestrial TV signal for a Freeview box either.

What the extra Freeview box has to do with it anyway is a mystery to me! You can connect that Sky RF outlet via coaxial cable direct to a TV (say, upstairs) without a Freeview box, if it is a short enough run, or with an amplifier! In any case, if you have no aerial at all, (as in the case of the poster of that comment), a Freeview box at the far end of that coax cable isn't going to work anyway, all you will get coming up that cable is the Sky box outlet RF signal, with the selected Sky channel playing!

You would still need the remote control gadget that Sky sell for controlling the box too - a Sky "Magic Eye" without that, it isn't very convenient, although they are pretty cheap now.

Besides, why have all that bother, and still some expense? When you can get these for 20 quid and have it running in 10 minutes.

If you already use a switching box, you can route more than one device - DVD, Sky or Cable (although remote control problems with cable!) or a DVD recorder or PVR and even, as in my case streaming video from my PC/Media server - usually there are about 2 or sometimes 3 remote control extender emitters, so 2 or even 3 devices can still be remote controlled from the distant point. (Use a copy remote, or a universal remote for extra convenience)

Different matter if you can't get it working, say for long distances or unusual circumstance, but through ordinary timber floors as in most traditionally built houses in this country, or through partition or single brick internal walls it won't even notice they are there!

"Compatible with all audio/video devices" it says.

What about my portable TVs which do not have Scart but only RTF aerial sockets? Can I use it with them? Advice please.

clayto

Is there anywhere / anyone where help is available with this device? The producer does not seem to have any aftersales / technical advice service. I have basic functions it working reasonably OK bt expect there will be some issues to sort out.
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