Hide Your Components By Using Remote Control Extenders

Hide Your Components By Using Remote Control Extenders

Joel Pirela
Jun 22, 2011

Sometimes the placement of all the equipment that we need for a perfect Home Theater set up, goes totally against what we had in mind… but fear no more! With the purchase of these Remote Control Extenders, you will be able to place the AV equipment wherever you need and been able to control them from anywhere you want.

Single IR Emitter from Cables To Go
Now you can place all your equipment in a closet or remote location and control all the functions with a single multi-unit Infrared Remote Control. These great kits will provide all you need to extend or repeat equipment control from one or multiple locations, depending on your requirements. Starting at $6.99. You'll still need to buy the $39 extender box to make this cable work.

Terk Leapfrog Remote Control Extender Kit
These extenders can control virtually any household device that is operated via infrared remote control, including satellite receivers, personal video recorders, VCR's, CD players, stereo receivers, tape decks, and other components. They allow owners of satellite systems to control a single receiver from any room in the home, creating an instant multi-room solution. Simply network any TV set in the house to the receiver, set up the appropriate remote control extender, and enjoy the show. Remote control extenders put the full functionality of your satellite remote control right at your fingertips, at a fraction of the cost of a new receiver and multi-satellite dish.

Kinamax ADS IR Blaster
This is a more complex set up. Starting at $19.99, they connect to your PC allowing to run software capable to read and send IR signals for a total control over your devices. Using software like SnapStream Beyond TV, you can use your computer as a central hub for remote control your components. For example, you could tell your TV to switch to an specific source, instead of having to cycle thru the endless list of inputs.

Apple Remote App
Now, you don't need an IR extender for the Apple TV. The solution couldn't be simpler. Just use your iPhone with the free App "Remote". It will let you control the whole device and all that, via WiFi,so there is no need to point the remote at the box!

[Top Image from Sewell Direct's "IR Emitters and Receivers Guide"]

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