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Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
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High Performance, Ultra Thin J-Box IR Repeater
Buffalo Electronics IR-250 Wall-Mount IR Sensor
Buffalo Electronics IR-250 Wall-Mount IR Sensor
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Buffalo Electronics IR-250 Wall-Mount IR Sensor
Item# 8100
Price: Normally $79.95 
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  • Compatible with CRT, Plasma, LCD, and LED TVs
  • Advanced design suppresses noise and yields reliable IR data transmissions
  • Exceptional 35-40 foot range and 130° acceptance angle
  • Configurable Multi-Block interference filter kit included (hidden when installed)
  • Elegant pin-light LED for signal confirmation and troubleshooting

Essential Info

The IR-250 is a stylish ultra-thin high performance IR repeater. It takes the most popular infrared remote control system used today to a new level. The IR-250 offers the convenience and ease of standard electrical box installation along with the same superior performance that small surface mount tube repeaters add to a system. If your system wiring is usually a bit tight in the electrical box, the extra room in the IR-250's very shallow 1/2 inch depth affords can make life a little easier. The Wall-mount IR Sensor includes a wiring terminal on the rear for connection to three or four conductor cable. The IR Sensor is powered by 12 volts DC from the IR Connection Block. This IR sensor may be used with other models and brands (generally up to 16 on one system) without interference.

Note: If you are installing this sensor close to a LCD or Plasma TV, be aware that there may be some interference. We recommend testing the sensors ability to repeat IR commands before drilling holes in your wall.


What's Included

  • 1x - Wall-Mount IR Sensor
  • 1x - Ivory Insert
  • 1x - White Insert
  • 1x - Installation Instructions
  • Specifications


    Manufacturer:Buffalo Electronics
    Manufacturer Product No.:IR-250
    Pick-up Range:Approx. 40 ft.
    Pick-up Angle:130°
    IR Bandwidth:30-120 kHz
    Wiring:Screw terminals
    Colors:White & Ivory
    Dimensions:1 3/4" W x 4 1/8" H x 1" D

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Buffalo Electronics Inc, Tel: (704) 676-5015


    Hardwired Signal Transmission Diagram  Diagram of Features  System Diagram   
    Hardwired Signal Transmission Diagram  Diagram of Features  System Diagram   


    65 Ratings
    5 star: 66%  (43)
    4 star: 22%  (14)
    3 star: 8%  (5)
    2 star: 2%  (1)
    1 star: 3%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (65 customer ratings)
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    JORGE -- flowery branch, GA   2/18/2011
    Like all Buffalo products, work as expected. Only issue I had is that it is not as good as the round repeater in receiving the IR signal. You have to point the remote directly at it for signals to be received.
    JAMES -- urbandale, IA   8/15/2010
    this is the 2nd wall mount ir sensor I've purchased. 1st is still going strong after 4 years. High wife acceptance factor
    John -- orlando,fl   3/7/2010
    I have 5 of the receivers in my home. 3 on 1 system and adding more,1 on the other in a dedicated theater room and one in our master bed. You do get interference from LCD's or Plasma. There is no warm up time the TV's make noise that interfere with the infra red. Try taking a piece of a white avery sticker and put it over the red hole,that helps. You can also take the receiver out of the wall and lean it backwardsfacing the wall and up between the TV and the wall mount. It will still receive signal. You can also daisy chain these together, like christmas lights. I run a Yamaha RV665 dual zone HT tuner and have added receivers all over, even out on my patio to control audio with one remote all over my home. If you get stuck, call Kurt at Buffalo support line, he is the engineer/designer and he knows his stuff. And his stuff works well its the TV's causing your issues. Keep playing with it, you'll work it out.
    JOSH -- columbus, OH   2/5/2010
    I had some trouble with one of the wire receptacles on the back being bent/twisted to the point it wouldn't screw-down to connect. Thought I was going to have to return it, but fixed it myself. Worked fine for a week and now seems to not pick up signal from remotes at the same distance. Going to check remote for battery issues. Easy to install, but directions suggested CAT-5 paired wires, but found I needed a thicker gauge (ended up with thermostat wiring)
    AUBREY -- uniondale, NY   1/7/2010
    Easy to set up works very well,great for home theater installation
    LAN -- sacramento, CA   12/11/2009
    This wall mount IR Sensor works great so far. It has been used for a month now and has no problem. It actually works better than Niles's equivalent product and it's a much better value than the Niles. I recommend this product over the Niles' wall mount IR sensor.
    MILES -- elwood, XX   8/16/2009
    Easy to install and works well. The small green feedback LED is a nice feature.
    JACQUES -- lasalle, QC   6/8/2009
    Too sensitive to sun light. Great otherwise.
    SANDEEP -- calgary, AB   5/9/2009
    Works really well, once its "warmed up". I have an LCD TV and when I switch the TV on, the first couple of minutes the remote doesn't work. After that, no problems.
    Steve -- long island, NY   5/4/2009
    Not only problem with Vizio LCD mounted 1' to the side, and about 5 back, but also with CFL high hats. Once the lights go on in the room, the receiver indicator goes green.
    MATTHEW -- phoenix, AZ   4/17/2009
    Easy to install works without any problems
    TGeren -- Oklahoma   2/24/2009
    Be aware, this product does not work with some plasma tv's.
    ZANE -- west jordan, UT   1/27/2009
    This is a good product and works weell other than the "warm-up" time. It seems like it is in sleep mode at first, not sending the IR signal. After it wakes up, works great.
    LEONARD J -- elmwood park, NJ   11/23/2008
    Gets interference from Interference from LCD Tvs. Switched to Xantech Ir Receiver No Problems
    JEVON P -- san antonio, TX   11/13/2008
    Works okay, but freezes when first used for at least 1 minute.
    GEORGE -- bowling green, KY   9/29/2008
    Easy to install and looks great!
    GORDON -- ridgewood, NJ   9/2/2008
    Works well
    WAYNE L -- riverton, UT   8/11/2008
    works great.
    SCOTT -- terre haute, IN   5/15/2008
    Item is very easy to install and works well
    WAYNE -- riverton, UT   4/16/2008
    Sometimes works better when remote is not directly at sensor.


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