How can I hide my cable box and still use the remote?

A remote extender is a tiny corded product that you attach to the front of your TV. It will pick up the infrared signal from your remote and pass it to your concealed or mounted cable box. This product is typically ready to use straight out of the packaging and can be purchased for around $15.

What is a remote control extender?

A: IR remote extender is a simple device that allows you to control your audio/video equipment (Blu-ray players, DVD players, cable boxes, streaming boxes, AV receivers) even when there’s no clear line of sight between the remote and that equipment.

What do I do with my cable box when I mount my TV above the fireplace?

On the Mantle

  1. Your cable box needs to be static. Placing it on the fireplace mantle is a good option, provided it is wide enough.
  2. The cable management is a bit tricky. Running cables into another room can work if there is not enough space.
  3. Mantles can also get cluttered up very easily.

How do I increase the range of my RF Remote?

The range of the RF module can be further increased by increasing the transmission power of the antennas.

How do I increase the sensitivity of my IR sensor?

Increase the Sensitivity of IR Remote Control

  1. Introduction: Increase the Sensitivity of IR Remote Control.
  2. Step 1: The Casing Is Blocking the IR Signal.
  3. So, to make the IR LED expose more outside the case, you will need to de-solder the IR LED from the PCB board.
  4. Now, reshape the legs of the IR LED using a plier.

Do remotes work through glass?

Even infrared remote signals usually penetrate through glass doors just fine, as long as your remote has direct line-of-sight to the devices.

Where do you hide cable box for wall mounted TV?

One idea for where to put your cable box is to use shelves that are also wall mounted. These are typically placed below the television and can accommodate multiple devices in a variety of arrangements.

Are TV remotes line-of-sight?

Since light is used to transmit the signal, IR remotes require line-of-sight, which means you need an open path between the transmitter and receiver. This means that IR remotes won’t work through walls or around corners. They also have a limited range of about 30 feet.

What is the range of RF remote?

The greatest advantage to radio-frequency remotes is their range: They can transmit up to 100 feet from the receiver (the range for Bluetooth is shorter), and radio signals can go through walls. This benefit is why you’ll now find IR/RF remotes for home-theater components.

Where do you plug in IR extender?

To use it, connect the IR Extender to the IR In input on the back of the TV Box or TV Adapter. Put the other end of the IR Extender somewhere that allows a direct line of sight between it and the remote.

Does remote work through glass?

Thanks for your help. They should work perfectly through glass, as long as it’s not “smoky” or otherwise not transparent. If it’s transparent to your eyes, it’s going to be transparent to the remote.

Do remotes work through fabric?

Yes. I have my equiptment in a cabinet I built beside the screen and built a door which is basically just a big frame and then wrapped it in black speaker cloth from Joann Fabric. It disappears when lights are off and the IR remotes are still able to work the equiptment.

Will a TV remote work through a mirror?

Yes it is not visible but it is still light, but at a frequency just lower than your eyes can see. It will reflect in a mirror the same. Sometimes IR controls will even work if you aim them at a bright wall or a shiny floor that faces the sensor. Light is defined as visible electromagnetic radiation.

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