Infrared Repeater

Are you looking for a way to operate your audiovisual equipment without actually letting people see where it’s located? If so, what you need is an infrared repeater, and you’ve just found the right website. We put a lot of time and effort looking for the best infrared repeater set-ups at the lowest prices, so that our customers don’t have to bother with such technicalities. You can find all the information you need to get started on this website, and you can also order all the parts you’ll need right from this page. If you find this is a convenient resource, you are welcome to show this page to your friends.

There are many possible reasons why you may benefit from installing an infrared repeater. You could have aesthetic reasons or security motives, for example; or perhaps a little bit of both. Some people enjoy the idea of having a minimalist decoration, and using this set-up you can keep all your electronic devices, cables and gadgets hidden away in a cabinet as to minimize the clutter. As you may know, standard remote controls don’t work unless they are directly aimed at the receiver in the device your controlling. For example, if your DVD player is stored in a cabinet with doors, the remote won’t work unless you open the door. Actually, most remote controls won’t work if you even put your hand in between the remote and the target device.

If you have need of an advanced control system that won’t be easily blocked by obstacles such as furniture or people, an infrared repeater will certainly do the trick. Using this kind of device will allow you to do things that would never be possible just by using your standard remote controls. You can have a superior quality high-fidelity audio device hidden away from sight and still enjoy all your favorite music. Some people also like doing this for security reasons, since it  will keep all your valuable electronics hidden from envious guests and potential burglars.

What you will need to set up an infrared repeater
You will need three main components to install your infrared repeater – asides from the audiovisual equipment you want to control and the respective remotes, of course. You will need an infrared sensor, an infrared main system unit, and some infrared flashers. In case you’re not quite familiar with the concept, we’ll briefly explain what is the role of each part.

The infrared sensor, to begin with, will receive the signal from your remote and send it back to the main infrared hub. These sensors are small and discreet, so it’s easy to place them somewhere they will remain undetected. The infrared main system unit will receive signals from the sensor and distribute them through the different flashers. You will need one infrared flasher for each device you want to control, and they will be placed on top of the device’s own infrared eye. This may sound a bit confusing at first, but it’s actually pretty simple and straightforward once you’ve absorbed the concept.

If you don’t have time to lose and you prefer dealing with technicalities once you’ve received the equipment, you might want to get one of our remote control anywhere kits; these packages include all the three parts you need to set up your infrared repeater: an infrared sensor, infrared main system and a few infrared flashers. If this is your first time setting up this kind of system, you will probably do better to choose this option.

How to install an infrared repeater

You may be a little worried and confused at this moment, if you just realized that setting up an infrared repeater involves connection several devices together. However, you should be reassured it’s much simpler than it looks; the good thing about these devices is that there is only one way to connect everything… in other words, just as long as you get all three components you need, you can’t possibly go wrong installing the gear. You just have to take it one step at a time and everything will go smoothly.

When you get your infrared components, you should start by mounting the sensors on the wall or wherever you like. Remember, the place where you put the sensors is where you’ll be pointing your remotes from now on, so make sure you choose a good spot. The sensor will connect to the main system wire with a wire, so you need to make sure the wire that came with your equipment is long enough. For best results, you want to keep your main system unit close to the devices you want to control. Once you connect the sensor to the main unit, you’ll just need to wire the flashers and you’ll be done!

Wiring the infrared flashers is also quite simple, since each flasher will just plug into the main sensor. You just need to locate the place in the unit where the flashers are meant to connect, and that’s it. Infrared flashers come with a double sticky tape, so you can easily place them over the infrared eye on the target equipment. That’s it! When the flashers are placed in their designated position, connected to the main unit, and the main unit connected to the sensor, you can hide everything in a cabinet… except for the sensor, of course – since that’s where you’ll be pointing the remotes. All your gear can be kept out of your sight (except for the TV screen, of course), and everything will work like a charm.

This Infrared Repeater Review is Written/Updated on Oct 6th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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