Remote Control Question

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  1. Dave Kalloch

    Dave Kalloch Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys, quick question: the center channel speaker in my home theater is on a stand in front of, and just below the screen of my Mitsubishi 35" console tv, effectively blocking the receiver for the tv remote. In the rare instance that I just want to channel surf with my non-digital (cheap) cable service, it's quite a work-out stretching to aim the remote. What's the cheapest device available to access the remote receiver without moving the speaker out of the way every Sunday afternoon?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Dick Knisely

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    IR repeaters / extenders are available to do just what you want. I've seen them but memory fails just where. Google those phrases and I'm several sources will turn up.
     
  3. jeff peterson

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    How about trying a mirror under the center speaker stand?
     
  4. Dave Kalloch

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    Thanks, guys. Did a Google search for ir extenders and repeaters, found only somewhat costly whole system kits for use with in-cabinet electronics. Can't seem to find a source with just a bug type wired extender.
    I'll have to try the mirror I guess.
     
  5. Kevin_Spradley

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    Look at smarthome.com. They have individual repeaters and blasters.
     
  6. Kevin_Spradley

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    Look at smarthome.com. They have individual repeaters and blasters.
     
  7. Dick Knisely

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  8. Dave Kalloch

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    Dick, great link. I was having trouble navigating the site earlier. That's pretty much what I'm looking for, just didn't realize how expensive this stuff is.
    Thanks again everyone for your help.
     

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