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Tuicemen

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RF repeater sr731
« on: April 23, 2014, 12:40:27 PM »
Anyone have any experience with one of these old units?
Would it be worth while for X10 to bring these units back?
Is there a demand for these?
What would be a good price point for these if they were reintroduced?
What improvements would you like to see?
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Re: RF repeater sr731
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 05:14:10 AM »
I would love to have one! I think $50 would be a good price. Seems to me that these things came in two flavors back in the day. Had something to do with the way they "networked" with each other.  maybe need more info.

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Re: RF repeater sr731
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 07:15:26 AM »
x10 is debating bringing this back.
I'm hoping someone that may have or had one could comment on them.
The info on the X10 wiki is very sparse.
If they could improve on the original specs (extend original range, handle all house codes) which I'm sure they can, many people would grab one I think.
The owner had ask me for some input on the SR731 but not ever having one I can only pass on what others can supply.
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Re: RF repeater sr731
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 08:19:02 AM »
I looked into these a few days ago coincidentally.  The reviews I found said they were not a good product, but then RF is always an issue in pretty much every review of X10 I've seen.  I would think that if X10 could improve the RF on some of their devices, this repeater wouldn't be needed.  Then again, since pretty much all X10 transmitters have horrible range, that might be a major undertaking.   :o

Kidding aside, it would be nice to have a plug-n-play approach to improving range.  The only two options I know of are: modified CM15A,  WGL product.

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Re: RF repeater sr731
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 09:58:23 AM »
I setup a new poll on the x10forum concerning this.
I also supplied the link to the owner of X10 so he can keep an eye on comments and suggestions for it.
I suspect if there is enough support for bringing it back they will look at retooling to produce it.
That is if the price can be kept down.

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Re: RF repeater sr731
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 01:55:21 PM »
X10 now has a new version of these. The SR751
I used one to improve the range of my security console so a shed 125 + feet away could be seen.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 02:01:05 PM by Tuicemen »
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Re: RF repeater sr731
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 10:06:26 PM »
That sounds like  a great improvement over the CM15A.

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Re: RF repeater sr731
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2014, 04:34:17 AM »
Yes although I never had any issues with range and my CM15.
It would be nice to push the range of some motions sensors and place them farther from a cm15.
I have yet to test one of these with a CM15,
The old repeaters didn't work well with the Cm15 I'm told. ??? ::)
These may even be helpful for users that have large metal structures in direct line of sight between receiver an transmitters.
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