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Ensuring you get an H24 as part of Whole Home upgrade?
Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:31 AM
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FiOS: 2 Tivo Roamio Pros (6 TB total) / 5 Tivo Minis attached via MOCA
Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:23 PM
The problem is if you use the bracket to mount it behind the TV. It's designed to block the IR window. I suppose you could cut away some of the plastic though.
The H25 has a VERY "receptive" IR sensor. I have one connected to the kitchen TV and the receiver is on top of a wall cabinet above the TV, with no direct line of sight to the kitchen table. However, the IR works perfectly when just pointing the remote in the general direction of the receiver. For mounting behind a TV, I doubt you'd really need the RF dongle. That was the design parameter. I'm sure the thinking was that if it were going to be inside a cabinet, then the dongle wouldn't be an issue.
Personally, I don't see a reason that it requires an external RF adapter. There's room inside the case for one. They could have done an internal power supply too. I'm sure it was cost cutting more than anything, but it's irritating.