Re: Does receiver need direct cable line when using RF point anywhere remote?
Jbmcgill - Your question is a little garbled. It would be more meaningful if you were asking does the point anywhere remote require a direct line of sight to the STB.
The answer to that question is no. The RF point anywhere remote and associated dongle is designed to work when there is not a direct view from remote to STB.
That does not mean that the RF cannot have problems. The radio waves may be blocked by walls. The distance between the remote and the STB may be too great. If the STB is not hidden it can still see IR from other remotes or be subject to IR corruption from ambient light. The dongle can send IR to other STBs.
The IR signal of the standard remote does require line of sight.
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