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Allows You to Control Audio and Video Components Behind Solid Doors or Walls
Xantech DL85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver
Xantech DL85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver
Xantech DL85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver
Item# 81221
Price: Normally $176.00 
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  • Resistant to Plasma, LCD, LED, and CFL
  • Very small package, can be mounted under shelf edges or cabinet ledges
  • Wire channel for clean installation
  • System testing red-talk-back LED
  • Includes 3-Terminal Block for easy extension to remote room locations
  • Reception range is up to 50 feet

Essential Info

With the Xantech DL85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver, there is no longer a need to leave entertainment cabinet doors open to use your IR remote control. The receiver works with a Xantech Connecting Block, IR Emitters, and a 12V DC Power Supply (each sold separately) to create a system allowing you to control audio and video components behind solid doors or walls using your existing IR remote. This version of the Dinky Link is Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL proof, so you can install it anywhere in a room with a Plasma/LCD/LED display and/or CFL lighting; it is even sunlight resistant. It mounts to almost any surface using the included double-sided foam tape. The Dinky Link's small size helps hide it among your AV components or behind a speaker grill. Up to four can be connected in series. The receiver, connecting block, power supply, and emitters leave you with an aesthetically appealing entertainment center without an unsightly stack of equipment and cables. Since your entertainment center is free of clutter, you can still use your existing IR Remote from up to 30 feet away, even if you're A/V equipment is behind doors and walls.

The DL85 Dinky Link IR Receiver is also available as part of an IR Repeater Kit that includes everything needed to get started.


What's Included

  • 1x - Dinky Link IR Receiver
  • 1x - Installation Guide
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Product NoDL85
    Frequency Bandwidth30 - 60 kHz
    Reception rangeUp to 80 feet
    Reception angle+/- 60 degrees
    Max. Transmission len1 mile using 18 gauge wire
    Maximum current output100mA
    Dimensions2.55" x 0.55" x 0.35" (65mm x 14mm x 9mm)
    Power requirements+12VDC, 10mA
    Dimensions3.25" L x 2.25" W x 1.25" H

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


    29 Ratings
    5 star: 48%  (14)
    4 star: 28%  (8)
    3 star: 10%  (3)
    2 star: 7%  (2)
    1 star: 7%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (29 customer ratings)
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    GREG -- texarkana, TX   6/17/2014
    I have an existing IR system and needed 2 of these for additional TV's. One is plasma the other is LCD. Both work great without any interference. I just clipped the plug off the end and wired the Dinky Link directly to the existing Cat 5 following the included instructions. These also come with 3 interchangeable face plates to match the color of your TV: gray, black, or white. Four stars for the price but comparable to other sites.
    SCOTT -- plymouth, MN   5/17/2013
    Best price I could find, shipped quickly, and works perfectly. No complaints.
    JON R -- salt lake city, UT   5/9/2013
    This works much better than previous plasma resistant receivers that I have tried from same manufacturer.
    DEBORAH -- surrey, BC   12/24/2012
    Works well, though highly overpriced for what it is. The wiring is great if you want to plug it in but if you need to cut the connector and wire to a block the wiring is very small gauge and difficult to handle.
    ANDRE -- hacienda heights, CA   11/29/2012
    It works, but I had to put it behind my LCD TV and place it sideways. Otherwise, the "receive" LED on the Xantech stays on and remote control won't work.
    JOHN -- toutle, WA   7/18/2012
    I purchased this and the 10 Emitter kit. I wired the eye in with ethernet (because I had some extra in the wall already)and it works great. I was using powermids and other 'repeaters'/'blasters' - this solved the problems of smoked glass and distance.
    ROBERT -- vail, CO   5/18/2012
    Works as advertised, but way over priced. Xantech has you over a barrel as you definitely need this receiver to make the IR system work with a plasma or LCD TV, and there isn't an alternative. Shame on Xantech for price gouging!
    JAMES -- simpsonville, SC   3/18/2012
    Easy ordering process, fast shipping and straightforward installation process.
    John M -- Oregon   3/17/2012
    Works well with my LCD televisions. Yes, you really do need these special receivers if you have an LCD, LED, etc. television. And, yes, the cost is bordering on criminal. Since your options are limited price gouging is the name of the game. I feel your pain. I really do.
    BRAD -- silvis, IL   2/16/2012
    MICHAEL -- plainfield, IL   6/18/2011
    This unit still gets interference from my Vision TV - on certain resolutions and settings, the LED keeps blinking red and causes all the other emitters to keep blinking red. It is not LCD proof as advertised.
    JON R -- salt lake city, UT   5/29/2011
    Works very well with my LCD and Plasma TV's. Actually much better than the Zantech 480-95D plasma compatible that I bought last year though this same web site. The 480-95D actually cost twice as much and still gets annoying interference from my plasma TV.
    JOSH -- marble, CO   4/3/2011
    unit non-usable as received,all lites ok but no control.Called tech help to no avail.I put black tape over the emitter,fixed it!Equipment was confused by receiving both signals.
    ROBERT -- la jolla, CA   2/4/2011
    Standard Dinky Link did not work reliably with LCD TV, this one does.
    NIKOLAS -- new canaan, CT   1/31/2011
    This model works very well. I did have problems with prior models.
    ANDRE -- hacienda heights, CA   12/20/2010
    I first attached this to the front bezel of a 37" Vizio LCD TV so I can control a Tivo in another room. It didn't work until I placed it behind the TV--works fine.
    KURT -- ashland, MA   12/11/2010
    Is not LCD proof, it would not work with my LCD TV! Spoke to Xantech about the problem and they had no solution. Ended up returning product.
    TOM -- longboat key, FL   10/24/2010
    did not work even when I elimated the plug in and attached the wires directly.
    LEE -- kirkland, WA   10/13/2010
    My previous Dinky Link was not LCD proof, so it drove me crazy. This version is working flawlessly. The price is exorbitant, but there aren't many other options.


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