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RF-LinkAVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control
 
4.3

(based on 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (80)
  • Highly compatible (26)
  • Easy to install (17)
  • Professional quality (12)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Cons

  • Lacks functionality (4)
  • Limited compatibility (4)
  • Poor performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (15)
  • Home (13)
  • Inside (13)
  • Home use (6)
  • Complex projects (4)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      53% 

      (9 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (29), Enthusiast (28), Budget shopper (12), Business owner (11), Casual do-it-yourselfer (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (54), Business (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked Perfect

I found the product to be very useful and easy to setup. My need was to send a signal from my cable providers HD/DVR box to my under cabinet Radio/TV. I wasn't...Read complete review

I found the product to be very useful and easy to setup. My need was to send a signal from my cable providers HD/DVR box to my under cabinet Radio/TV. I wasn't sure how I would get a wire all the way over to my kitchen without cutting up the wall or dragging a really long coax cable around my house. Either of those options sounded like to much work for a 9" LCD that I only use when cooking.

B&H's 5.8mhz link sounded like a great alternative. I was a bit hesitant after reading some reviews, but with B&H's 15 day money back guarantee I figured why not. I couldn't be happier! The signal travel from 35' feet away through my fire place, stair well that contains a tone of stuff underneath it, then a wall, then my refrigerator, then behind the cabinet door that hides the unit. No loss in quality in sound or picture. Best of all my wireless network, cordless phones, blackberry's, and microwave do not interfere at all.

My only recommendation is you strongly consider your needs. If you just need to send a signal to a TV in your kitchen or bathroom then is should be fine for temporary usage. Remember it is only RCA (composite red/white/yellow cable) technology. If you're thinking about setting up your 72" inch TV in the spare room for your man cave, you may want to consider spending a few hundred extra to buy top quality wireless equipment, or hiring a contractor to run the cable wires for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware of other 5.8 GHz devices!

I bought this product to extend video to another room where it would have been difficult to run cable. The unit was complete and went together without a problem, however there was little information...Read complete review

I bought this product to extend video to another room where it would have been difficult to run cable. The unit was complete and went together without a problem, however there was little information on troubleshooting. On initial power-up I had interference bars in the remote picture and crackling sounds in the audio similar to what other reviewers have said about the product. I eventually traced the problem to our 5.8 GHz wireless phone system. All channels of the video device were equally affected by interference from the phone base station. It made no difference whether the phone was idle or busy. Net result, we have to turn off the wireless phone system while watching video in that room. This makes the use inconvenient, as it is easy to forget to activate the phone after watching. The remote extender is a nice feature, though and the video remote is very good!

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4.0

works OK

By srw2242

from USA

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Pros

  • Decent Sound
  • Fairly Clear Picture
  • Good Range

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

      this thing is twitchy There is something interfering with it but be darned if i can figure out what it is. My cordless phone operates at 1.5ghz,my wifi operates at 2.4ghz not running the microwave there is nothing wireless on the satelite I don't know.The picture is fairly clear as is the sound range is good but is for lack of a better word it is twitchy

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Excellent product!

      By ZeeBob

      from Margate, Florida

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            Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

            Received on time ... worked as promised ... outstanding audio and video reception ...

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent product!

            By ZeeBob

            from Margate, Florida

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                  Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                  Video and audio come through perfectly ... easy to follow instructions ... received as promised ...

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  A perfect pair.....

                  By DH

                  from Hillsboro, OR

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                        Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                        We tried a couple other products (tested and returned)until we came across this RF-LINK pair.
                        Installation is a breeze. We use this pair to transmit the audio from the TV to a pair of speakers across the room from where the TV is, the results is excellent. This is the second sets we bought.

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                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Good Device

                        By BOO

                        from Virginia

                        Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                        This device is great if you have a short distance you need to transfer video and audio. It will work thru walls that is a plus. Overall this product will do what you need.

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                        5.0

                        Better than others I've tried

                        By whitty

                        from Coloma, MI

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                              Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                              I use these for security cameras from DVR to television downstairs. I didn't know they transmitted in color, my old set was B&W, (different brand)and more expensive. I plan on buying another set of these soon. So far no complaints, the signal has been rock solid.

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                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Goodish

                              By nykiordan

                              from Loma Linda, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                              It provides an ok quality, streaming video and sound from the broadcast center to the kitchen.

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                              5.0

                              Very Satisfied With This Product

                              By Skibo

                              from Park Falls,Wi

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                              Pros

                              • Durable Construction
                              • Easy To Label
                              • Excellent Job Of Wireless

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Presentations

                                Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                I am now able to watch TV in my Bedroom.I could not be more happy.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                second purchase of this system

                                By gp

                                from tn.

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                                      Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                      using these to move av from dish receiver to all other rooms . works great!

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                                      • Personal

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                                      4.0

                                      transmitting audio/ video, made easy

                                      By bobby l

                                      from ponte vedra fl

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                                      Pros

                                      • Simple to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Broadcast Without Wires

                                        Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                        we use the device to transmit video signal from center field camera to press box, typically a little over 400'
                                        easy to set up, very low power consumption

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                                        • Personal

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                                        4.0

                                        does not change channels using number pa

                                        By Fred

                                        from cape coral florida

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                                        Pros

                                        • Color Variety

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                            not so good is trying to change channels especially using the key number pad

                                            overall I like the product it does what manufacturer claims and is very convienent not having to run cables

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                                            4.0

                                            Works Great!

                                            By LA Artstream

                                            from Los Angeles, CA

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                                            Pros

                                            • Durable Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • Needs Battery Option
                                            • Some Interference

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                              It untethered my camers from the video mixer

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                                              • Business

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                                              4.0

                                              Works great

                                              By Cleats

                                              from Pittsburgh

                                              Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                              This unit works great. I am however young it with a clear line of site, so I can't complement how it works around corners or through walls. I will say I experience some cracking with the audio at one point in time, but all I did was change the channel on the four selectable channels and it solved the problem.

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                                              5.0

                                              First use of AVS-5811 5.8ghz RF Link

                                              By Davewd4

                                              from Fairfax, Va.

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                                              Pros

                                              • Everything

                                              Cons

                                              • Nothing

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                                I am a electronic systems integrator by trade. I was called in by a first time client to take a look at an apartment to see what I could do to distribute some video in the home. One area was in the library that was completely covered with oak bookcases. After researching tactics to bring wiring into this particular room, I came to the conclusion that without ruining the beautiful woodwork, it simply would not be possible to "retro-fit" any wiring.
                                                Fortunately, the desired TV was just a 22 inch set, so I knew we could get away with the signal being standard definition. After the green light to proceed I went and did some research, as I had always hard-wired all my video. This led me to this product, which I decided for myself was probably the best choice for me considering the goal in mind. I also felt that it was very reasonably priced, so I bought one.
                                                Upon returning to the home, I had blocked out half a day on my schedule to install, tune, tweak, etc. A half hour into the endeavor, everything was working perfectly, and required nothing more than turning on the power button. My client was very pleased, I was very pleased, and now I have a customer for life.
                                                With my extra time on my schedule, I went back to my shop, and ordered another for my van. This is an awesome product, and as a pro, I would recommend it to anyone. Dave

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                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Product. Works wonderfully.

                                                By Ovi

                                                from Abu dhabi, UAE.

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                                                Pros

                                                • Color Variety
                                                • Durable Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                                    I have purchased such products before, but they never really worked as good as this one . Highly recommended.

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                                                    • Personal

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Cheap easy solution

                                                    By Caleyj

                                                    from Concord calif

                                                    Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                                    works really well only issue I noticed was if you walk between line of sight it crackles and distorts the audio especially solution was to have each unit higher up to avoid it

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Clunky design

                                                    By driver58

                                                    from Pittsburgh,PA.

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                                                          Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                                          I set this up so I wouldn't have to move my dvd hdd recorder from basement to living room, didn't work at first, my fault plugged into the input instead out put part of recorder, picture a little grainy but over all watchable, need to adjust sender and receiver. Set up was easy.

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                                                          3.0

                                                          Putting it on the shelf

                                                          By Phil

                                                          from Michigan

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                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Low Level White Noise
                                                            • Static Poping As Room Fil

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                                              I tried this as a way to move audio in our companies board room from one side of the room to the other. Out of the box this looked like it would work great but after installation there was White Noise and it sounded like Static Electricity poping occasionally. Found out that the occassion turned out to be when there was more people in the room. This product has very limited use

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                                                              • Business

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                                                              5.0

                                                              better than older verson

                                                              By Paul

                                                              from Rio Vista, CA

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                                                                    Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                                                    I use this product to transfer my TiVo and DVD recordings to the kitchen and office in my house. I have an older version that did not match four channels of this newer version and I find this version better. I also find that the remote controls work better in this version. Although the picture is not HD, it is excellent for the smaller TVs in the kitchen and office.

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                                                                    4.0

                                                                    Works Great

                                                                    By John

                                                                    from PA

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                                                                          Comments about RF-Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Wireless AV Sender with IR Remote Control:

                                                                          Opend the box, Plugge it in and it worked great.

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                                                                          • Personal

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