Perfect Gift for the Home Theater Lover! Use a Remote Control to Operate A/V Components Hidden Behind Doors!
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
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
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. Universal 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
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.
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
|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.|
|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.|
|Scott — Los Angeles, CA Date: 8/12/2011|
|Review: Worked very well for my application and customer service was excellent.|
- Table-top design
- Excellent reception range for IR signal
- Wideband High-Fidelity design for
- Noise suppression design to avoid light interference
- Works in both residential and commercial applications
- Manufacturer limited warranty
This top of the line Table-Top Infrared Sensor (IR) is a receiver for IR signals transmitted for a home theater or audio/video (A/V) application. It features state of the art Universal Noise Suppression Design allowing this sensor to function in the most difficult environments. LCD televisions, Plasma televisions, CFL lighting, and ambient outside light will not interfere with the reception of IR signals. This table-top style IR sensor is intended to be used with Niles IR repeating systems. The sensor works by receiving IR codes from any hand-held remote in one location (Usually where the television, projector, or any other monitor is located), and then sending these IR codes via a category 5 cable connection to the IR main system unit (Sometimes referred to as a Connecting Block). The main system then routes that IR code to the appropriate output. That Output channel has an emitter cable connected to the output channel’s port. This allows the IR codes to pass through the port connected cable allowing the IR emitter to control the intended piece of equipment in a different location.
From the description above you can gather that the TS120 Table-Top IR Sensor is only one of four components needed to have a working IR repeating system. TS120 IR Sensor will work with all current IR repeater systems made by Niles. If you would like to change the current style of IR sensor you are using to match decor or any other reason, the great thing is that you have options! Alternate model numbers, such as Niles MS120, Niles MS220, can be used in place of your existing Niles sensor.