IR Repeater?

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  1. DaveN

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    Ok, I am trying to do something really simple here. I have a tv stand in which all of my av equipment resides. There are doors on the cabinets. Currently, I have to leave the doors open in order to control my equipment.
    What I am looking for is a very inexpensive way to capture the IR signal from my remote and transfer it via wires to the equipment in the cabinet. What do I need to purchase and how much should I expect to pay?
    Thank you in advance for your help.
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  2. Bill Lucas

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    A Niles IRC2 (I think that's the model number), an IR sensor and an IR flooder or two. Should set you back about $100.
     
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    Radio Shack has a repeater (not sure of the cost)that will convert your IR signal to radio frequency then back to control your equipment in IR. Just a guess here you could place mirror on the back of your equipment doors that way you could place the RFtoIR repeater inside your cabinet and would be able to hit all the equipment.
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  4. SamRoza

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    Xantech repeater system. It'll cost about $100 as well.
    You need a sensor, a connecting block, and an emitter.
    www.smarthome.com sells it all
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  5. James Mudler

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    Another option is if you have glass doors you can replace them with IR friendly glass (maybe plastic). Do search someone found a supplier that make glass (plastic) that passes IR signals.
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    Mark,
    I bought my Xantech system from ASI and they are first rate. One of the best online vendors I every dealt with.
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  9. Glen C

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    i use Xantech also with great results. My equipment and projector is in a closet behind the AV room. I'm also currently expanding the Xantech IR system to be controlled from my family room and deck. A local hi-end shop stocks them for custom install use and their prices are right (as opposed to Niles).
     

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