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IR for A/V
Tabletop (Set Top)
IR Repeater Components
IR Sensors
Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
CFL Resistant
LCD Resistant
7 Feet
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Shelf-Top IR Sensor Makes IR Distribution a Breeze to Install
Xantech HL85B LCD/CFL Proof Hidden Link IR Receiver, Black
Xantech HL85B LCD/CFL Proof Hidden Link IR Receiver, Black
Xantech HL85B LCD/CFL Proof Hidden Link IR Receiver, Black
Item# 81222B
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  • Designed to work with LCD displays and CFL lights
  • Ideal for placement on a shelf-top or a cabinet near a TV
  • IR frequency bandwidth within 25 - 60 kHz
  • Receives IR signal up to 80 feet
  • Talkback LED

Essential Info

The Hidden Link IR Receiver is a small shelf-top infrared repeater assembly. It includes an IR receiver and a CB12 Connecting Block. The Hidden Link IR Receiver is equipped with a 7-foot cable and a 3.5mm stereo mini plug, which is plugged directly into the "IR RCVR" jack on the CB12. It can also be plugged into the "AUX" or "IR RCVR" jack of other Xantech connecting blocks, such as the models 789-44, CB60, and 791-44. The Hidden Link IR Receiver is primarily intended for use in installations where the connecting block is within reach of its 7-foot cable - as when installing the Hidden Link IR Receiver in a cabinet where the controlled equipment is behind closed doors.

Please note: Power supply, and emitters are sold separately - or they can all be purchased together with this receiver and connecting block as a Designer Hidden Link IR Receiver Kit.



  • Infrared carrier frequency bandwidth: 25 - 60 kHz
  • Reception range: Up to 80 feet, depending on remote control output strength and ambient conditions
  • Nominal reception angle: 55 degrees off axis
  • Max. transmission length: 1 mile using 18 gauge wire
  • Maximum current output: 100mA
  • Drives IR emitters through Xantech Connecting Blocks, Controllers, etc.
  • Dimensions: 2.00" x 3.15" x 0.70" (51mm x 80mm x 18mm)
  • Power requirements: +12VDC, 20mA
  • Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


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    4 star: 6%  (1)
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    BRETT -- dallas, TX   2/17/2014
    Works perfectly. The only thing I'm not happy with is that this receiver doesn't "talk back" when it receives an IR signal.
    JOHN -- saint michaels, MD   3/14/2013
    Finally! An IR receiver that is completely unaffected by my Sony LCD TV with fluorescent back lighting. Works very well, sensitive and immune to LCD TV interference. A little pricey, though.
    ADAM -- greenville, NC   1/10/2013
    Works perfect! As advertised. Plus a good upgrade from the older models, it doesn't get IR interferance like those.
    BERNARD -- laval, QC   12/2/2012
    they were bought to replace 1st generation (coax xtra-link) that didn't perform well with new plasma's Excellent performance & I didn't need to replace power supply, injectors & coupler's.
    DONALD -- cary, NC   3/18/2012
    Product was plug and play and functions excellently as expected from prior experience with this manufacturer.
    PATRICK -- lapeer, MI   2/29/2012
    I put (2) LCD TV's in different rooms on one HD Digital cable box using the Smart Home components, Everything works great. Hint: use 75ohm cable on the RCA outputs of the digital cable box to go to the 2nd LCD tv. Picture and sound will be great. Get RCA/75 ohm adapters and you are good to go. I use a 2 to 1 splitter cord for the L/R sound so I only ran (1) 75 ohm for sound and (1) 75ohm for video. I used (4) conductor phone cords and connectors to link the controls. You will be amazed!
    JAVIER -- windsor, CA   12/7/2011
    CFL-proof is what I wanted.
    JOHN -- winter springs, FL   10/23/2011
    Works as advertised. I have it located below my 60" LCD TV & have experienced no IR signal interference.
    BRAD -- kokomo, IN   5/5/2011
    BECKIE -- stanwood, MI   2/3/2011
    Since this was a replacement for any earlier version (HR10), instalation was a breeze. Thuis unit does everything it claimed to do. And best of all, it ended all the compaints about the lack of control respponse I was getting from my husband. As far a value, I did cost more than I expected but I did solve my problem...
    CHRIS -- lee's summit, MO   1/14/2011
    Solved a lot of interference issues with our Sony lcd.
    EDWARD -- thunder bay, ON   1/8/2011
    After having problems with the regular hidden link system, this model is unaffected by LCD TV and Compact fluorescent lights. Great product!
    JEFFREY -- winchester, MA   10/8/2010
    Works great.

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