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LCD & CFL Proof IR Sensor You Can Place Almost Anywhere
Xantech LCD & CFL Proof IR Hidden Link Expansion Kit
Xantech LCD & CFL Proof IR Hidden Link Receiver Kit
Hidden Link IR Kit LCD CFL Resistant
Item# 81105K
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  • Resists interference from LCD displays or CFL lighting
  • Attractive case for shelf-top locations
  • Red talkback LED tests system for correct wiring as well as indicating infrared reception
  • Attached 7' cable and 3.5 mm mini plug permits direct plug-in to connecting blocks

Essential Info

Use this shelf-top IR receiver when you can't drill into a cabinet or piece of equipment to use the smaller hidden sensors. Xantech's Hidden Link sensor is about an inch high and about 3.25" wide and include a 'talkback' LED so you'll know the command was received and sent to the emitter. This version of the Hidden Link Expansion Kit is resistant to interference from LCD displays or CFL lighting.

This product is not compatible with Scientific Atlanta cable boxes or AT&T U-Verse boxes. If you have one of these boxes you would need to use the plasma proof versions listed here.


What's Included

  • 291-80 Tabletop IR Sensor
  • (4) 283M Visible Blinking Stick-On IR Emitter
  • 789-44 Connecting Block
  • 781RG 12-Volt DC Power Supply 200MA
  • Instructions
  • More Info

    The Xantech IR Hidden Link Expansion Kit includes:
    • 1 Tabletop IR Sensor (#8110CFL). This table top sensor picks up IR signals up to 90 degrees and up to 30 feet away. Equipped with a 7-foot cable and 3.5 mm stereo mini plug, which is plugged directly into the "IR RCVR" jack on the included one-emitter connecting block or any connecting block we carry. IR modulation frequency bandwidth: 30 - 60 kHz.
    • 4 Visible Blinking Stick-On IR Emitter (#8160). The #8160 is a single headed emitter that produces a blink when operating. This is helpful in troubleshooting an IR distribution and works well when the equipment is inside a cabinet where the blinking will not distract the user.
    • 1 Zone Connecting Block. The One Zone Connecting Block collects signals from room IR sensors, processes them and sends the signals to your audio/video equipment via an infrared emitter. Connects four emitter ports and power supply to all Xantech infrared receivers and keypads.
    • 1 12-Volt DC Power Supply 200MA. Standard 12-Volt DC power supply for the one zone connecting block.



    Manufacturer Product No.:291-80KIT/RP
    Pick-up Range:30 ft.
    Pick-up Angle:90 degrees
    IR Bandwidth:30-60 kHz
    Dimensions:3 1/4"w x 1"h x 2"d
    Rejects interference from:LCD, CFL, sunlight

    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


    15 Ratings
    5 star: 73%  (11)
    4 star: 7%  (1)
    3 star: 0%  (0)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 20%  (3)
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    BOB -- las vegas, NV   3/9/2009
    5 stars great device
    JACK -- richland, MS   1/5/2009
    Works as advertised. Quick response to remote signal.
    LYALL -- lees summit, MO   1/5/2009
    so far so good!
    JAMES -- austin, TX   9/11/2008
    Works exactly as advertised.
    CHARLES -- yorktown hts., NY   7/26/2008
    Very happy with the unit. Works great.
    DaveL -- Raleigh   3/8/2008
    Beware if you have a Scientific Atlanta cable box. It''s IR runs at a different frequency (56KHz) than most things that run in the 30 KHz range. I had more than one device inside the cabinet, and I could only make this work with either the SA cable box OR the other device (Panasonic DVD)but not both. This is due to the adjustable notch filter in the IR receiver.
    ANTHONY -- howell, NJ   2/22/2008
    It is a real good product. Yes the adhesive isn't great. The distance is good, but you do need to point your remote just about directly at it. The remote works from any position on a couch 10 ft away centered with the receiver. if you hhave a caddy corner setup, may not work. Also, if you have to adjust the frequency, some remotes have even less of a perimeter. I recommend placing the receiver belly level (while sitting) i have it above my 52" LCD but will be moving it. Speed is good, no delays apparent. Would recommend.
    Dan Weber -- chicago, IL   12/26/2007
    Product works great! Needed a little tweeking on the IR Reciever to get the right frequency dialed in. Out of the box I was only getting about 3 foot range, but after turning the dial a quater turn counter clockwise, I was getting 30+ feet range.
    THAD -- cookeville, TN   11/29/2007
    Easy to use and setup. Works great with my Sony 46" LCD
    CHARLES -- wake forest, NC   10/1/2007
    Wonderful product, nicely priced and met my needs exactly...loved the site which help me decide. The way the site was designed was why I purchased this specific product. Thx
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