|Imagine having your A/V components (your satellite receiver, DVR, DVD player or a camcorder) in one room and the ability to watch them in another room, even multiple rooms, without running wires. Or being able to listen to your computer’s MP3 collection on a pair of powered speakers in another room? Terk’s Leapfrog LF-30S is a wireless transmitter/receiver system that does just that. It also gives you the ability to control the A/V source from the other room, so you can actually change the channels on your satellite receiver from the second TV’s location. The Leapfrog LF-30S is a wireless transmitter/receiver system that eliminates the need or expense of running extra wires from room to room. It gives you the power to control the video source from the second TV’s location using your remote control. By transmitting across the 2.4 GHz frequency band it gives you the clearest signal -with up to a 150ft range. Its’ signals penetrates walls, doors, ceilings and floors without any interference. Multiple channel selection allows you to select from four different channels to ensure that you’re receiving the best signal possible. The LF-30S is easy to install requiring no tools. A built-in modulator ensures easy connection to any TV, either new or old. The LF-30S system is even expandable. With the purchase of additional receivers, you can use it with multiple TVs throughout your home.|
Customer Reviews of Terk LF-30S Wavemaster 30 - 2.4 GHz A/V Distribution System with Remote Control Extender
I bought this an add-on receiver for my old-design Terk system. It worked with the old transmitter, but so much better than any of the other receivers with the original transmitter. The design is much improved and is much more durable. So good, in fact, that I replaced both the transmitter and receivers for our original setup. The sound and picture are great. I wouldn't know it was not a hard-wired signal.
Did not perform as told it would7/8/2008
Before purchasing this product I was told that it could be attached to my laptop by way of S video cable. My laptop has the S video port, but the cable was not supplied with the product and there are no S video ports on the product. I have no use for this product.
The perfect answer...4/22/2008
I picked this product as an answer to needing an additional location in our home for sattelite reception. The cost of going thru the sattelite provider was too much as we only need it for a temporary period of time...When I found this, I decided it was worth a try. Like magic, it works great! Set up was very simple, all of the features work including being able to control the channels from both locations. I don't experience any interference...both the picture and sound at the secondary location are clear and consistant. Thanks for the perfect solution to a potentially costly problem!
works like a charm4/5/2008
I was skeptical but I read other reviews and it was all positive.Let me tell you, so easy to setup and it works great.The only downside is a possibility of inteference but after moving it around for awhile I get a clean signal.
I am very happy with this product. It sends a great video signal. I used it with an HD satellite and TV and it sent a very good picture, not quite as good as a direct HD connection but very good considering the RCA connectors are the only option. It does take a few minutes to create a good signal but once the antennaes are pointed in the right direction it works great. My cordless phone causes interference when using it. Wireless network had no effect on it.
Better than expected3/8/2006
I just recieved the leap frog and told a friend how well it worked and he is going to buy one and probably his brother will too. It was simple to hook up and the picture and sound is as clear as if it was hooked directly to my satellite dish reciever. The signal is traveling about 50 feet and going threw one wall and is very clear. The other nice thing is having universal remote progrmaed for the TV and the satellite reviever and being able to change the satellite reciever channels and have full control of all of it's functions right from leap frog reciever hooked to the TV. I highly recommend this product.
Great idea, many manufacturers,one drawback2/17/2005
Among all 2.4mHz A/V transceivers one must take into account the interference factor. Not only physical blockages ,either fixed or temporary (a person walking by), but autos within close proximity to your house without resistor type sparkplugs will interfere , annoying but acceptable. But when my kids run the microwave oven for over two minutes, it drives me up the wall! You must quickly mute the sound or you'll wake the dead. Also, as mentioned, 900mHz cordless phones as well as cellular phones do not cause any problem, however if you have a 2.4 mHz cordless phone, the TV will go wild when it rings and cannot be watched at all until the call is concluded. Even in light of such drawbacks, one will be satisfied with the usefulness of this product.
This thing rocks!9/1/2004
This is the first time I've ever written a review for something purchased online but felt this product deserved my input. The transmitter is at one end of my house downstairs while the receiver is on the other end of the house upstairs with many plaster walls and rooms in between. I'd say its at least fifty feet not counting the fact that they are on different levels of the house. I was not expecting it to work as advertised, honestly I thought I'd connect it, play with it, and end up sending it back. I couldn't have been more wrong. The picture is perfect and the sound perfect also. The picture will "crackle" a small bit if someone walks down the hallway blocking the signal but its not a big disturbance and to be expected. The ability to control the dvd downstairs with a remote upstairs is awsome. My only complaint about this product is that you have to manually turn it off via a small switch on the sides of both the receiver and transmitter. I'm just leaving them turned on, hope that it doesn't burn my house down. Oh, I did notice that when I use my bluetooth pda that it interferes with the broadcast, my 900mhz phone does not but I'm betting a 2.4Ghz phone would cause interference. One more thing, the manual doesn't tell you but the cordless phone-like antenae on the side is to send/receive the remote control signals. I found that I did have to have both of these standing straight up to work right. I would write more but suffice it to say this product works as advertised with awsome quality.