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Old 03-20-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Gensis Unit faces away from couch

In my 2503S the Gensis Radio/DVD unit is perpendicular to my lazy butt on the couch. That means I have to keep getting up to send my “remote request” to the unit. This makes the remote kind of pointless.
It’s a bit irritating because in the old days I was my dad’s remote when he wanted one of the b&w tv knobs turned, or an adjustment made to the aluminum foil. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have to do that anymore!
So my question is; besides an extensive unit location modification that DW would never agree to anyway, is there any suggestions out there? I’ve noticed other FR floor plans that would probably cause my issue too, so I’m wondering if anyone has already got a solution.
I’d appreciate any ideas!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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I've got a set of these for controlling the stereo (which is located in a completely different room inside the house) while we are out on the rear deck listening to the remote outdoor speakers.

Following the instructions is simple...........point your exisitng remote at one of these pyramids (receiver) and the other pyramid (transmitter) is located with a frontal view of the actual unit (Genesis) you want to control.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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We discovered we could point it at the sloped ceiling of our 5ver and it works. Don't know why, but it sure helps.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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It’s a bit irritating because in the old days I was my dad’s remote when he wanted one of the b&w tv knobs turned, or an adjustment made to the aluminum foil.
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We discovered we could point it at the sloped ceiling of our 5ver and it works. Don't know why, but it sure helps.
I have seen this done by the old coot. I could not believe it when he showed me, try it who knows it might work for you. Electronics are weird. If he points it at the unit zip, zero, who knows with these things.....
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^^^ Yep. I'd point it all over the room to see if it bounces anywhere useful.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:22 PM   #7
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It is an IR remote - so it functions off light transmission. Basically anything light will bounce off (smooth surfaces) might bounce it toward the unit.
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