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Remotely Control A/V Components that are Behind Cabinet Doors or in an Equipment Closet

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Vanco 280731 CFL Resistant 1x6 Home Theater IR Repeater Kit with Mini Surface-Mount Receiver

  • Pass IR signals through doors/walls to control hidden AV components without line of sight
  • CFL Resistant mini surface-mount IR Receiver accepts signals from up to 40 feet away
  • Two included IR emitters stick directly onto your AV equipment – supports up to six IR emitters
  • IR receiver and IR emitters work with existing remote controls
  • IR Receiver works in most lighting environments and is CFL resistant
  • LED status indicators on connecting block

The Vanco 280731 CFL Resistant 1×6 IR Repeater Kit is a great way to control your home theater components that are located inside of a media cabinet or in an AV equipment closet. Most AV components are controlled via an infrared (IR) remote control that requires a line of site to work between the remote control and the component(s). So components located behind closed doors can’t be controlled unless the doors are open, which defeats the purpose. An IR repeater kit solves this problem. The mini surface-mount IR receiver is the only item that needs to be visible. It receives IR commands from your remote, passes it through the connecting block and distributes the signals out through the IR emitters. This system allows you to keep a cable or satellite TV receiver, stereo receiver or amplifier, CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray player, or virtually any component controlled by an IR signal behind closed doors so you can use your remote control like normal.   Read More

Create a Home-Run Connection for Up To 8 IR Receivers for Output to 1 Connecting Block

February 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Vanco 280735 8-Port IR Receiver Hub for Home Theater IR Repeater System Ki

 

 

 

  • Eight IR receiver input ports
  • One IR receiver output to connecting block port
  • Hardwired termination ensures a solid connection
  • No Power supply required
  • Mounting holes for secure placement in you audio video (AV) control center

 

If you want to control a single group of AV components from your IR remote control(s) from multiple areas throughout your home, consider using this Vanco 280735 8-Port IR Receiver Hub. The hub is hardwired with up to eight IR receivers and outputs to a single IR connecting block. From the connecting block, emitters go out to your AV components. The IR receiver takes in a signal from your remote control, passes it to the hub, through to the connecting block and out to the emitters allowing you to remotely control your AV components behind cabinet doors or in a closet. The supplied terminal blocks on the hub facilitate making the wire connections and can accommodate wire sizes ranging from 24 AWG to 12 AWG. The hub is a passive device that does not require a power supply. For added convenience, the hub has opening that allow it to be shelf or wall mounted.   Read More

Discreetly Control Audio/Video Equipment Hidden Inside Cabinets

December 13, 2011 1 comment

Calrad 92-152-10 Single IR Flashing Emitter (10-Pack)

  • Repeats IR commands to ensure hidden home theater devices receive signals
  • Flashing LED indicates that commands are being transmitted
  • Small, low-profile design

Control your home theater system without it being out in the open. With this IR emitter, you’ll be able to store your equipment inside cabinets, keeping them hidden behind doors or even in other rooms. The emitter’s small design keeps it discreet but will give you the power to turn on your DVD player, increase the volume on your surround sound, and more. This package includes 10 emitters, however, these emitters can be purchased individually as well. Alternatively, Calrad does offer emitters with dual heads too, available individually or in a 10-pack.

To complete an IR receiver system you will need to add either a 2-Port or 6-Port IR Connecting Block, and an IR receiver, available in a in-wall tube style receiver, QuickPort/Keystone/Snap-in style receiver, surface mount receiver or a Decora-style receiver; connecting blocks and receivers each sold separately. Read more

Perfect Gift for the Home Theater Lover! Use a Remote Control to Operate A/V Components Hidden Behind Doors!

December 11, 2011 1 comment

The Smarthome Hidden IR Repeater System allows you to use an existing infrared (IR) remote control to operate up to eight audio/video (A/V) components located behind closed doors or walls in an entertainment cabinet or equipment closet. The built-in IR distribution technology gives you the ability to conceal, yet still control, bulky electronic equipment such as a cable or satellite TV receiver, stereo receiver or amplifier, CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray player, or virtually any component controlled by an IR signal. The system uses an IR receiver to take in the IR signals from an existing remote control and distribute those signals via IR emitters to A/V components. No more leaving cabinet doors open or struggling to remotely access your hidden equipment, you’ll be able to control up to eight A/V components from up to 40 feet away with extreme reliability.

This new Hidden IR Repeater System features the following improvements over the previous model:

  • The IR receiver has an operating distance of 40 feet (formerly 30 feet)
  • There are only four dual emitters (instead of eight single emitters), making it easier to manage cables
  • The IR receiver has a compact, flat form factor (formerly large and round) for easier mounting
  • The IR emitters connect to the main hub via a 1/8″ mini jack plug
  • The IR receiver connects to the main hub via a 4-pin DIN connector
  • A feedback LED indicator light has been built-in to the IR receiver (instead of being a separate component to plug in), making it easier to manage cables

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Control Your Entertainment Devices Directly From Your PC

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment


The Innotech Systems SF6001-003 SpitFIRE III Universal Infrared Remote Control PC Interface offers the ability for you to control all of the most popular entertainment devices directly from a PC computer. It has a comprehensive library of entertainment remote control codes for the highest possible coverage of consumer products as well as the ability to learn new IR codes so that your control system is never out-dated. The sample Visual Basic application software displays a “virtual” remote control on screen and responds to “virtual button presses” to illustrate the operation of the device and for you to use as the basis for your own software applications. The SpitFIRE converts data from your computer’s serial or USB port into infrared (IR) remote control signals. The SpitFIRE III includes a convenient front panel mounted infrared diode and two 3.5mm jacks which permit the use of mini stick-on IR emitters (sold separately) for maximum flexibility. The interface may be situated behind or near your PC, and is connects to your PC via a conventional serial cable or USB cable (each sold separately). Read more

Allow a Universal Remote Control to Operate your Touchstone TV Lift

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

The Touchstone Home Products RF to IR Conversion Kit allows you to use your universal remote control with the a Touchstone Home Products TV Lift. The Touchstone RF-IR kit includes an infrared (IR) remote control and sensor. The sensor plugs into the TV Lift control box inside the Touchstone TV Lift Cabinet. Touchstone Home Products RF to IR Conversion KitUniversal remote controls that have a “learning function” can learn the codes for operating the lift by simply pointing the universal remote at the included sensor and following the “learning function” instructions that comes with the universal remote control.

  • Simple plug-and-play installation
  • Includes a universal remote control

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Control up to 8 Units of IR-controlled A/V Devices Behind Doors or Walls!

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

How it Works!
The system uses an IR receiver to take in the IR signals from an existing remote control and distribute those signals via IR emitters to A/V components. Point the remote at the IR receiver to send the appropriate commands to your hidden A/V components. The receiver was specifically designed to reduce interference from Plasma, LCD and LED TV screens that cause other IR receiver systems to fail.
Smarthome LCD Compatible IR Receiver Kit with Flush Mount Sensor

Interference from your wall mounted TV can limit the effectiveness of your IR control system. The Smarthome LCD Compatible IR Receiver Kit has been designed to suppress various types of interference, including Plasma, LCD and LED TVs, indirect sunlight and energy-saving light bulbs.

The kit allows you to use an existing infrared (IR) remote control to operate up to eight audio/video (A/V) components located behind closed doors or walls in an entertainment cabinet or equipment closet. The built-in IR distribution technology gives you the ability to conceal, yet still control, bulky electronic equipment such as a cable or satellite TV receiver, stereo receiver or amplifier, CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray player, or virtually any component controlled by an IR signal. The compact brass IR sensor will fit into a pre-drilled 16mm hole for a flush mount, peep-hole style installation, and even features interchangeable colored bezels (white, black and brass) to blend in with your home décor. The IR receiver kit also features a sense input which can let you know if an external A/V device is on or off.

This kit comes with everything needed for a complete IR repeater system. No more leaving cabinet doors open or struggling to remotely access your hidden equipment, you’ll be able to control up to eight hidden A/V components with extreme reliability. Read more

Customer Reviews

4 Stars

5 Stars Steven — Toms River, NJ    Date: 8/15/2011
Review: Easy to set up. Works well. No delay between using the remote and having the corresponding component work. No signs of components causing interference.
5 Stars Sasha — Madison, WI    Date: 8/15/2011
Review: Simple set up, easy to use. Works with Scientific Atlanta 8300HDC dvr and Samsung LNT5265F 52 LCD TV.
5 Stars Scott — Los Angeles, CA    Date: 8/12/2011
Review: Worked very well for my application and customer service was excellent.
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