Smarthome SELECT Hidden IR Repeater Kit with Surface Mount Sensor
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Smarthome SELECT Hidden IR Repeater Kit with Surface Mount Sensor

Control Audio Video Components in Entertainment Cabinets or Equipment Closets using Existing IR Remote Controls
  • Use an existing IR remote control to operate hidden audio video components
  • Allows IR signals to pass through solid doors or walls, line-of-sight to the components is not required
  • Four dual emitters allow for remote control of up to eight devices
  • Confirmation LED built-in to the IR receiver acknowledges receipt of IR commands
  • 40 foot range between an IR remote control and the IR receiver

Item #: 59501

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  • What's Included
  • The Smarthome Hidden IR Repeater System allows you to use an existing infrared (IR) remote control to operate up to eight audio/video (A/V) components located behind closed doors or walls in an entertainment cabinet or equipment closet. The built-in IR distribution technology gives you the ability to conceal, yet still control, bulky electronic equipment such as a cable or satellite TV receiver, stereo receiver or amplifier, CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray player, or virtually any component controlled by an IR signal. The system uses an IR receiver to take in the IR signals from an existing remote control and distribute those signals via IR emitters to A/V components. No more leaving cabinet doors open or struggling to remotely access your hidden equipment, you'll be able to control up to eight A/V components from up to 40 feet away with extreme reliability.

    IR Repeater - Repeats Remote Control Signals to Another Room

    Certain brands have been known not to work or have limited functionality including Scientific Atlanta, AT&T, U-Verse, Verizon FIOS and Direct TV.

    This new Hidden IR Repeater System features the following improvements over the previous model:
      •  The IR receiver has an operating distance of 40 feet (formerly 30 feet)
      •  There are only four dual emitters (instead of eight single emitters), making it easier to manage cables
      •  The IR receiver has a compact, flat form factor (formerly large and round) for easier mounting
      •  The IR emitters connect to the main hub via a 1/8" mini jack plug
      •  The IR receiver connects to the main hub via a 4-pin DIN connector
      •  A feedback LED indicator light has been built-in to the IR receiver (instead of being a separate component to plug in), making it easier to manage cables

    Easy Setup
    This home theater accessory is easy to use and sets up in minutes, your friends will think you had a pro install it! Start by mounting the Hidden IR repeater box in your equipment cabinet using the included Velcro tape. Plug the 1/8 inch mini jack plug end of the emitters into the repeater box and attach the other end (the emitters) to the IR window of each A/V component you wish to control. Next, plug the 4-pin DIN connector from the IR receiver into the repeater box and then place the other end (the IR receiver) in a location where it can receive direct line-of-sight signals from your IR remote control(s). Ideally this will be on a shelf or on an exposed part of the cabinet, the black color helps it hide beneath equipment or back in the shadows. Double sided tape has been pre-installed on the IR emitters and the IR receiver to make this process easier. That's it, now you can use your A/V remote control as usual, changing channels, scrolling through your CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk, all while the they are hidden from view. As an added feature, a confirmation LED indicator light has been built into the IR receiver to let you know when the system has received a remote control command.

    The included emitters can control many different A/V components. They're made of material that is transparent to IR light, so commands can still pass directly to individual components if desired. Each emitter cord is approximately six feet in length, with two emitters split off the of end; the emitter wires can be peeled away from each other to allow for a variety of mounting positions. If your equipment is located in a closet or rack more than six feet away from your monitor, add a 50 Foot IR Emitter Extension Cable to each emitter cable for added distance; two can be used for a distance up to 100 feet.

    Please Note: Placing two IR emitters on the same component will not improve performance.

    Although not designed to reject interference from plasma or LCD TVs, you can work around this by installing the IR receiver eye in an area that isn't exposed to the TV screen - at the back of a bookshelf, on the wall below or next to the TV - somewhere the eye can't "see" the TV image. Just make sure you still have a direct line of sight from the eye to your normal seating position.

    System Notes
      •  Some A/V components, such as high-powered amplifiers and receiver, may require additional ventilation and will overheat in an enclosed cabinet and might require a cooling fan.
      •  Protect the IR receiver from plasma screens and devices that emit too much low-frequency RF or an excess of ambient light, including direct sunlight, floodlights, and some halogen or fluorescent lamps
      •  Avoid allowing IR emitter cables to block equipment doors and slots that may need to be opened from time to time
      •  You'll enjoy increased range in dimmer applications, as this IR system has more sensitivity with less ambient light
      •  If you prefer, attach an IR emitter to a shelf so that it is facing the component's IR eye and is within 3 inches of the eye. This will allow IR control without attaching the IR emitter directly to the component
      •  Do not attempt to open the power supply or IR repeater box. Doing so will void your warranty
      •  The Hidden IR is not weather-resistant. Do not expose this system to moisture
      •  A 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC adapter is included. For use in 220/240 volt countries, use a locally obtained 220/240 VAC to 12 volt DC, 100 mA adapter

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer: Smarthome
    Brand SELECT
    Manufacturer Product No.: 59501
    UPC: 718122393411
    Dimensions (Approximate): IR repeater box: 2 5/8" L x 2 1/8" W x 7/8" T
    IR emitter cord: six feet in length
    IR receiver cord: six feet in length
    Power cord: five feet in length
    Emitters: Four cables with 1/8" mini jack plugs
    Each cable has two emitters for a total of eight emitters
    IR Receiver Range: 40 feet (may vary depending on actual operating conditions)
    Power Supply: 120V-240V, 50-60Hz, 0.15A max LPS, 12V 0.2A output
    Warranty: Two (2) years

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 673

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    Review of 59501 Review by CHRISTOPHER
    Review of 59501

    You don't have to spend big bucks for the high end repeaters. This one works very well. But know the limitation that it can only handle one receiver (rather than multiple like a Niles) and it uses the stick on retransmitters, which I am not a fan off. I am also currently using a higher end Niles product. Better? Maybe, but the real advantage of the Niles is the multi- receiver and the "blaster" repeaters. If all you need is one receiver and you are OK with the stick on transmitters this Smarthome Select repeater does a great job.

    Posted on 7/28/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by FRANKLIN
    Review of 59501

    Works great and reasonably priced.

    Posted on 6/29/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by FRANKLIN D
    Review of 59501

    Works great and reasonably priced.

    Posted on 6/29/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by ADAM
    Review of 59501

    Well out of the Box all the receiver case's basically fell apart. I ended up buying another repeater that is actually much better quality and was much cheaper. I would look at other products

    Posted on 6/25/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by SCOTT
    Review of 59501

    Product did not work. Apparently a different frequency is used by Cisco cable box. Would be nice to have a web page of incompatible devices.

    Posted on 6/22/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by DONALD
    Review of 59501

    This works!

    Posted on 5/25/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by DAVID
    Review of 59501

    product performed as expected

    Posted on 4/26/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by RICHARD
    Review of 59501

    Solved my problem! I did not have the components in a cabinet, but rather there was furniture in the way. Before I added the repeater, I would have to work hard at pointing the TV/cable control at the cable box, change hands to reach around a chair to point it at the TV, etc. Now I just point it up at the ceiling over the TV and everything works great.

    Installation was very easy - 5 minutes.

    Posted on 2/19/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by DONNA
    Review of 59501

    We have not installed it yet. Waiting for brother-in-law to visit!

    Posted on 2/2/2014

    Review of 59501 Review by DONNA SUE
    Review of 59501

    We have not installed it yet. Waiting for brother-in-law to visit!

    Posted on 2/2/2014

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