02-02-2013 12:48 PM
We mounted our TV above the fireplace. The AT&T wireless receiver is connected in a nearby closet. The previous owners had a pre-existing Niles MSU-250 wireless transmitter but after spending hours talking to both AT&T and Niles Tech Support, I have given up on this unit working.
Looking for advice on what everyone in my situation (TV mounted, cable box somewhere else) has used for a wireless receiver? I was told today at the AT&T store that I can call their 800 number and they may have one but I'd rather get advice from you, the AT&T customer experts. Thanks in advance for your help!
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02-02-2013 1:00 PM
02-03-2013 5:21 AM - edited 02-03-2013 5:42 AM
mcooper11 - There are certainly other options for you. Every one has advantages & disadvantages. All depends on your specific needs and what you want to spend.
The U-verse app I recommended uses the "method of the future" Direct wi-fi access. Also, it is free if you already have an IOS device.
Its disadvantage is that it is not now a combined STB/TV remote. And, it cannot put the STB to sleep. Hopefully, that will change soon,
The roomie remote opens the door to the same "future" method but includes IR support. Perhaps you could use it in the IR mode until they make direct Wi-fi access for U-verse,
See this trail - http://forums.att.com/t5/Receivers-Battery-Backup/
att needs to offer a remote that includes the wi-fi method for u-verse and IR for other devices.
Logitech has some products that can do what you want via IR.
Maybe the simplest solution is to find an inconspicuous location for the STB that still has a line of site to the remote. OR, how about the point anywhere remote (if thety are currently available. I have had one for a few years. It works most of the time.
02-04-2013 6:14 AM
Thanks again Ace! Yesterday, I did try out the app and it works. Like you said, only disadvantage is that you can't turn it off. But I will go over those other options as well. Thank you so, so much!
02-04-2013 6:24 AM
Sorry to bug again!
I just took a look at the Point Anywhere remote on AT&T's site. Do you know if it is the same thing as the standard black remote I got during installation a few weeks ago? The remote looks identical but the model # is different so this one could truly be more powerful.
Just wanted to check before buying. Thanks again!!
02-04-2013 7:05 AM
02-04-2013 9:02 AM
Thank you again! It certainly is worth a shot as opposed to paying a ton of money for someone to come install a new wireless transmitter.
02-06-2013 12:53 PM - edited 02-06-2013 12:56 PM
mcooper11 - I think the buddy TV app was the first one available for IP remote control. For some reason, I never looked at it. Just did look at it.
the remote portion has the same functionality as the att U-verse app for iphone (v2.6). The difference is it is a picture of the silver remote that half fits on the screen.. You expose the buttons you need by scrolling.. The att version is a nice presentation on two separate screens. You page between the two.
You may want to try the Buddy TV app.
For those looking for an android version - It does appear that there is an Android version availalable - http://www.buddytv.com/buddytv-guide.aspx
02-18-2013 8:01 AM
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