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This IR Receiver is Ideal for Hidden Mounting in the Space Behind Speaker Grills
Xantech LCD & CFL Proof Rectangular Mini IR Sensor - Black
Xantech Dinky Link LCD & CFL-Resistant Rectangular Mini IR Sensor
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What's Included
Dinky Link IR Receiver LCD CFL Resistant - Black
Item# 81205B
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  • Resists interference from LCD displays and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)
  • Works in normal 3-wire mode
  • Talkback red LED blinks confirmation
  • Black color blends with your decor

Essential Info

The interference from an LCD display or compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) can wreak havoc with your IR control system. Xantech designed this Dinky Link to resist the interference from LCD displays, fluorescent lighting, and sunlight. You can mount this receiver anywhere in any room with confidence.

The Dinky Link's small size and silver color help hide it amongst your AV components or behind a speaker grill. Up to four can be connected in series; use a Xantech 1-Zone single-emitter or 4-emitter connecting block (sold separately) for emitter expansion.

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

  • Black IR sensor
  • Terminal block
  • Mounting tape, screws
  • Instructions
  • More Info

    Use Xantech's components to build an IR distribution system - you can hide your AV gear in a cabinet or closet and send IR commands from your existing remote controls. Start with this Dinky Link receiver, add a connecting block and power supply, then add as many emitters as you need. Or save money by buying as a complete kit.

    For an operating range of up to 30 feet, direct line of sight is needed. Place the Dinky Link anwhere in view from your normal seating position - next to your TV, under the AV receiver or DVD player, or hide it behind a speaker grill. Additional features include a system-testing talk-back LED.

    This receiver is also available in silver or white to best blend with your AV components or decor. Or save money by buying as a complete kit.



    Manufacturer Product No.:480-85B
    Dimensions:7/16" x 5/16" x 2-1/8" (11m x 8mm x 54mm)
    Infrared Modulation Frequency Bandwidth:30 - 60 kHZ
    Nominal Reception Range:>30 feet
    Nominal Reception Angle:55 degrees off axis
    Maximum Current Output:100mA
    Maximum Number of Directly Driven IR Emitters:Up to four connected in series (Use Xantech Connecting Blocks for emitter expansion)
    Power Requirements:12 volts DC @ 10mA
    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


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    28 Ratings
    5 star: 46%  (13)
    4 star: 18%  (5)
    3 star: 11%  (3)
    2 star: 7%  (2)
    1 star: 18%  (5)
    Average Customer Rating
    (28 customer ratings)
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    Paul D -- Melbourne Australia   6/10/2012
    Receiver is good. Bought three and one works. But it is still cheaper than buying it locally in Australia. Have now 3 that work and 2 that do not but was still well worth buying.
    DAVID -- new hope, MN   3/8/2010
    Works great - as one would expect.
    JONATHAN -- roslyn heights, NY   2/27/2010
    really nice product good design
    ROBERT -- philadelphia, PA   2/4/2010
    Small, which is good -easy to hide. Easy to install -no need to adjust frequency for Onkyo gear. Works with Sony universal remotes. Good range/angle. But despite being LCD and CFL friendly, still picks up interference from ambient lighting. Seems expensive for what it is/does.
    JJ -- duluth, GA   8/14/2009
    Replaced some lost to a lightning strike while expandin to new rooms. Researched other options but these are 100% reliable (once adjusted) and are completely set and forget. Perfect with Xantech four+six zone controllers. Hate that I wasted all that valuable time researching other products...
    BRADLEY -- highland park, IL   1/5/2009
    easy to install, works at all angles
    BRETT -- parkville, MD   1/4/2009
    Works great...easy to install
    David Dier -- barrington, IL   12/12/2008
    The frequency response is limited to a very narrow range. It could be adjusted to work with EITHER my satellite receiver or my DVD recorder, but not both.
    John -- boston, MA   12/9/2008
    I got two of these dinky links the non-CFL one, then this one, and they were pretty bad. This one has a tuning screw, but it could never work reliably with my Comcast box and LCD -- although my other components seemed to work OK. I finally got the Hidden Link Tabletop 8110CFL and it works perfectly with everything in my system.
    LOUIE -- anacortes, WA   4/21/2008
    Would only pick up single when remote was at an extreme angle to the receiver...
    GRANT -- chula vista, CA   3/23/2008
    Works well enough but the device it works is not instantly reponsive to a button press. Had to learn to press and hold the remote keys to get a response from the cable box.
    GREGORY -- alexandria, VA   11/14/2007
    does not work


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