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Xantech DL85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver Kit
Xantech DL85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver Kit
Xantech DL85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver Kit
Item# 81221K
Price: Normally $252.00 
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  • Surface mount design
  • Low-profile and easy to hide
  • Noise-suppression technology for reliable operation in any lighting environment
  • Wire channel for clean installation
  • Talk-back LED for system testing
  • Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof

Essential Info

The Xantech DL85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver Kit features a small IR receiver that has been designed for mounting in very small spaces. They may be mounted under shelf edges, cabinet ledges, in wall speakers etc. - anywhere an inconspicuous appearance is desired. The high sensitivity of the receiver allows it to be placed behind speaker grills and still recieve IR commands from a remote control up to 80ft away. It works with all types of cable boxes, satellite boxes and TV's. Its proprietary ambient noise-supression technology enables reliable operation in any lighting environment including compact flourescents.

Xantech IR Receivers, Connecting Blocks, IR Emitters, and 12V DC Power Supplies are each sold separately as well if needed for expanding or in the rare case that a part needs replaced.


What's Included

  • 1x - DL85 DinkyLink
  • 1x - 789-44 Connecting Block
  • 1x - 781ERGPS Power Supply
  • 1x - 283D Blink-IR Mouse Emitters
  • 1x - Each White, Silver and Black Trim pieces to match AV components
  • More Info

    Update as of 04/04/11: Xantech has confirmed the DL85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Dinky Link IR Receiver Kit will work with the AT&T U-Verse Cable Box model VIP1200. To this date, Xantech has not found ANY cable box, receiver, or other A/V component that the DL85K does not work with.


    Manufacturer Product No.DL85K
    Dimensions2.55 inches x 0.55 inches x 0.35 inches (65 millimeters x 14 millimeters x 9 millimeters)
    Infrared Carrier Frequency Bandwidths25 – 60 kHz
    Reception RangeUp to 80 feet*

    *Depending on remote control output strength and ambient conditions
    Reception Angle± 60°
    Maximum Transmission Length1 mile using 18 gauge wire
    Maximum Current Output100 mA
    Power Requirements +12VDC, 10mA
    Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty

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


    186 Ratings
    5 star: 77%  (144)
    4 star: 16%  (30)
    3 star: 3%  (5)
    2 star: 1%  (2)
    1 star: 3%  (5)
    Average Customer Rating
    (186 customer ratings)
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    MICHAEL -- islip terrace, NY   2/3/2014
    I have used this several times on different installations without a problem.
    ROBERT -- west seneca, NY   1/27/2014
    Works very well though the sticky adhesive on one of my leads tends to not hold very well. Overall, very pleased with this product.
    PAUL -- atlanta, GA   10/19/2013
    The DL85K was recommended by the great advisors at Smarthome, once I described my requirements. It was so much better than the previous system I had (not from Smarthome). I'm using it to control a cable box in a separate room from the TV with a CAT5 cable link and an 1/8" stereo jack to interface the cable to the IR receiver, works perfectly, great product!
    WILLIAM -- portland, OR   9/3/2013
    Excellent product - the first repeater I purchased would not work with my cable box. This one worked like a charm. Easy to install and setup.
    LESTER -- mckinney, TX   8/29/2013
    IR system works with uVerse. Only issue I had was with my Samsung 3d LED TV and placement of the IR receiver. The TV intefered with the IR receiver which caused it blink the red response light rapidly. Easy fix is to either place the IR receiver away from the TV, or place on TV and put black tape of the red light. Otherwise, it is a great investment, and my media room presentation looks very clean.
    MARC -- sulphur, LA   8/11/2013
    What a great solution this was for my problem. Wanted my Plasma TV hanging on the wall without anything else in view. The DL85K IR Kit made this possible by allowing me to store the STB and all of its cables behind the wall hidden from site and allowed me to use the STB remote for channel tuning and sound. I installed it and had it working in less than 15 minutes. Highly recommend it.
    jcl_cls01 -- dallas,TX   8/5/2013
    This device works great with my uVerse, Yamaha AVR, and Samsung Bluray player. Unfortunately, when placing the IR receiver on my Samsung 3D LED TV panel, the IR Status led light flashes rapidly. The unit is still able to control my hidden components, but the rapid flash puzzles me. I emailed Xantech support and they indicated it was interference from the TV, and it definitely was. I just left the IR receiver on the TV and put a piece of electrical black tape over the IR status led so it wouldn't disturb me.
    jcl_cls01 -- Dallas   8/1/2013
    Bought it because it was highly recommended that it works with AT&T uVerse boxes, which it does! Been pleased with it so far.
    NICK -- trumbull, CT   7/19/2013
    No problems. Worked perfectly.
    DREW D. -- oklahoma city, OK   6/28/2013
    worked perfectly in my setup. new receiver is smaller and easy to hide.
    NotHappy -- Texas   6/22/2013
    The system would not control Verizon Fios Motorola 7216 box. The supplied emitters would control DVD and AV receiver, but not Verizon Fios. I swapped the supplied emitter with a Speakercraft emitter that I had, and it would then control the Fios box. Neither Smarthome nor Xantech could help. Will be returning the system.
    LAWRENCE -- pensacola, FL   6/3/2013
    The receiver kit was very, very easy to install and the directions were straight forward. I hooked-up my cable box and BD player and placed the main IR sensor at the bottom of the TV. You do not even realize it is there. Aesthetically, it is very nice to have the "boxes' hidden away from eyesight. More importantly, the receiver kit works perfectly.
    JOHN -- cypress, TX   4/1/2013
    This product worked exactly as I had hoped for. I am able to control my television and cable box from the other side of the wall!
    Dave Griffith -- okla. city, OK   3/17/2013
    I had the keeper version that DID NOT work but this one was easy to install and worked perfect right away.
    PETER -- worcester, PA   2/25/2013
    The Xantech DL85K kit works perfectly - just as expected. Very pleased with the price from Smarthome too.
    WAYNE -- eden prairie, MN   2/17/2013
    My purchose works great, can change channels with the doors closed we love it. also Brian who worked with me over the phone was great. Thank you so much.
    RICK -- wheat ridge, CO   2/2/2013
    Does not work well with Visio TV, Denon receiver and Cox cable box...
    ROBERT -- magnolia, TX   1/26/2013
    Easy to install and performs as advertised. An excellent value.
    RONALD -- cypress, TX   1/10/2013
    Very easy to install. Works perfectly. Would recommend this product to anyone.
    ERIC -- safety harbor, FL   1/8/2013
    easy to install. works perfect

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