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Control Audio Video Components in Entertainment Cabinets or Equipment Closets using Existing IR Remote Controls
Smarthome SELECT Hidden IR Repeater Kit with Surface Mount Sensor
Smarthome SELECT Hidden IR Repeater Kit with Surface Mount Sensor
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What's Included IR Receiver Port IR Emitter Ports and Power Port
Using Hidden IR with a Plasma or an LCD TV
Smarthome SELECT Hidden IR Repeater Kit with Surface Mount Sensor
Item# 59501
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Overview

  • Use an existing IR remote control to operate hidden audio video components
  • Allows IR signals to pass through solid doors or walls, line-of-sight to the components is not required
  • Four dual emitters allow for remote control of up to eight devices
  • Confirmation LED built-in to the IR receiver acknowledges receipt of IR commands
  • 40 foot range between an IR remote control and the IR receiver

Essential Info

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.

IR Repeater - Repeats Remote Control Signals to Another Room

Certain brands have been known not to work or have limited functionality including Scientific Atlanta, AT&T, U-Verse, Verizon FIOS and Direct TV.

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What's Included

  • 1x - Hidden IR Repeater Box
  • 4x - Dual Output Emitters with six foot cord and 1/8 inch mini-plug connector
  • 1x - IR Receiver with 6 foot cord and 4-pin DIN connector
  • Plug-in Power Supply with 5 foot cord and barrel connector
  • 2x - Strips of Velcro with adhesive backing for mounting
  • 1x - Quick-Start Guide
  • More Info

    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
    Easy Setup
    This home theater accessory is easy to use and sets up in minutes, your friends will think you had a pro install it! Start by mounting the Hidden IR repeater box in your equipment cabinet using the included Velcro tape. Plug the 1/8 inch mini jack plug end of the emitters into the repeater box and attach the other end (the emitters) to the IR window of each A/V component you wish to control. Next, plug the 4-pin DIN connector from the IR receiver into the repeater box and then place the other end (the IR receiver) in a location where it can receive direct line-of-sight signals from your IR remote control(s). Ideally this will be on a shelf or on an exposed part of the cabinet, the black color helps it hide beneath equipment or back in the shadows. Double sided tape has been pre-installed on the IR emitters and the IR receiver to make this process easier. That's it, now you can use your A/V remote control as usual, changing channels, scrolling through your CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk, all while the they are hidden from view. As an added feature, a confirmation LED indicator light has been built into the IR receiver to let you know when the system has received a remote control command.

    The included emitters can control many different A/V components. They're made of material that is transparent to IR light, so commands can still pass directly to individual components if desired. Each emitter cord is approximately six feet in length, with two emitters split off the of end; the emitter wires can be peeled away from each other to allow for a variety of mounting positions. If your equipment is located in a closet or rack more than six feet away from your monitor, add a 50 Foot IR Emitter Extension Cable to each emitter cable for added distance; two can be used for a distance up to 100 feet.

    Please Note: Placing two IR emitters on the same component will not improve performance.

    Although not designed to reject interference from plasma or LCD TVs, you can work around this by installing the IR receiver eye in an area that isn't exposed to the TV screen - at the back of a bookshelf, on the wall below or next to the TV - somewhere the eye can't "see" the TV image. Just make sure you still have a direct line of sight from the eye to your normal seating position.

    System Notes
    • Some A/V components, such as high-powered amplifiers and receiver, may require additional ventilation and will overheat in an enclosed cabinet and might require a cooling fan.
    • Protect the IR receiver from plasma screens and devices that emit too much low-frequency RF or an excess of ambient light, including direct sunlight, floodlights, and some halogen or fluorescent lamps
    • Avoid allowing IR emitter cables to block equipment doors and slots that may need to be opened from time to time
    • You'll enjoy increased range in dimmer applications, as this IR system has more sensitivity with less ambient light
    • If you prefer, attach an IR emitter to a shelf so that it is facing the component's IR eye and is within 3 inches of the eye. This will allow IR control without attaching the IR emitter directly to the component
    • Do not attempt to open the power supply or IR repeater box. Doing so will void your warranty
    • The Hidden IR is not weather-resistant. Do not expose this system to moisture
    • A 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC adapter is included. For use in 220/240 volt countries, use a locally obtained 220/240 VAC to 12 volt DC, 100 mA adapter

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:Smarthome
    BrandSELECT
    Manufacturer Product No.:59501
    UPC:718122393411
    Dimensions (Approximate):IR repeater box: 2 5/8" L x 2 1/8" W x 7/8" T
    IR emitter cord: six feet in length
    IR receiver cord: six feet in length
    Power cord: five feet in length
    Emitters:Four cables with 1/8" mini jack plugs
    Each cable has two emitters for a total of eight emitters
    IR Receiver Range:40 feet (may vary depending on actual operating conditions)
    Power Supply:120V-240V, 50-60Hz, 0.15A max LPS, 12V 0.2A output
    Warranty:Two (2) years


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    What's Included  IR Receiver Port  IR Emitter Ports and Power Port  Using Hidden IR with a Plasma or an LCD TV 
    What's Included  IR Receiver Port  IR Emitter Ports and Power Port  Using Hidden IR with a Plasma or an LCD TV 

    Reviews

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    2 star: 4%  (30)
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    FRANKLIN D -- alpharetta, GA   6/30/2014
    Works great and reasonably priced.
    ADAM -- portland, OR   6/26/2014
    Well out of the Box all the receiver case's basically fell apart. I ended up buying another repeater that is actually much better quality and was much cheaper. I would look at other products
    SCOTT -- kealakekua, HI   6/23/2014
    Product did not work. Apparently a different frequency is used by Cisco cable box. Would be nice to have a web page of incompatible devices.
    DONALD -- maitland, FL   5/26/2014
    This works!
    DAVID -- liberty hill, TX   4/27/2014
    product performed as expected
    RICHARD -- south glastonbury, CT   2/20/2014
    Solved my problem! I did not have the components in a cabinet, but rather there was furniture in the way. Before I added the repeater, I would have to work hard at pointing the TV/cable control at the cable box, change hands to reach around a chair to point it at the TV, etc. Now I just point it up at the ceiling over the TV and everything works great. Installation was very easy - 5 minutes.
    DONNA SUE -- hendersonville, TN   2/3/2014
    We have not installed it yet. Waiting for brother-in-law to visit!
    CHRIS -- north haledon, NJ   1/24/2014
    It works fine but the plastic ends fall off way too easy. The box also has flimsy connectors.
    THOMAS F -- spring hill, KS   12/28/2013
    Works like it says it will! Straight out of its package.
    ED -- melrose, MA   11/23/2013
    This is my 3rd.kit,they're working just great.
    JOSEPH -- davie, FL   10/5/2013
    Silly expensive like everything from Smarthome but works as described and solved my problem.
    WILLIAM -- portland, OR   9/3/2013
    Had to return because it would not work with my cable box. The next repeater I bought worked fine.
    D. Pereira -- South Carolina   8/29/2013
    Will NOT work with Comcast Motorola cable box. This should be a disclaimer in the details. Got it home and waited too long before connecting it. Went on-line and saw a bunch of reviews other than Smarthome that stated Comcast IR is very touchy. Returned it but they would only gave me partial credit because more than a month had passed. My fault for not checking it out sooner.
    ROBERT -- broken arrow, OK   8/14/2013
    Works great, fast shipping
    JAYASHREE -- briarcliff manor, NY   7/14/2013
    This was easy to connect & get going...
    DONALD -- columbia, MD   6/21/2013
    Not clear which way the emitters need to face in order to function. Signal from remote must not be able to directly reach the equipment without going through the IR repeater or function is unpredictable.
    WILLIAM -- palatine, IL   6/10/2013
    Great product. Easy to install, and it works great. Even on an older Sansui receiver.
    Barry -- mission viejo, California   6/5/2013
    Poor sensitivity. Will have to try something else. Maybe I'm lazy, but I have to get out of my easy chair to receive full functionality from cable box. The eye doesn't seem to be very consistent...it blinks and acts as if it's receiving a signal but quite often doesn't do anything.
    DAN -- flower mound, TX   5/23/2013
    Works great, even better than expected. It's sensitive enough that when mounted 6'-7' up on the wall at the back of my theater room, I can point my remote forward toward the screen and use the IR signal reflected from the screen at the front of my theater room to control the equipment at the back without having to position the receiving eye near the front of the room. It’s really convenient and reliable. This is my second unit. The other is used for my daily-use entertainment center and my wife loves the reliability its brought to the control of that system.
    FRED -- indianapolis, IN   5/11/2013
    Easily installed. Works very well.

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