Cable identification

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  1. andyk

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    I've been asked what this picture is and have no idea. Can anyone help?
    These things are stuck to TV, DVDs player, sound bar.
    Any idea?
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  2. MrSossidge

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    It's an infra red receiver to pick up remote control signals.
     
  3. andyk

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    Thanks for the speedy response.
     
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    Looks like a infrared receiver to pick up the signal from your TV remote. They're some times needed if the sound bar covers the receiver on the TV to pass the signal through.
     
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    Agree with above, but what are they actually connected to ?
     
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    Looks more like an IR transmitter, rather than a receiver.

    Either way, part of an IR remote control system. Normally one Recieiver, connected to an amplifier block, then the IR signal is repeated through these little mouse shaped things, they blink or repeat the IR signal to each device.

    Look at the other end of the cable that is attached, if it has two connections its probably a repeater/blinker/transmitter.
    If it has three or more connections, its probably a receiver. The connections are likely to be similar to a headphone jack.
     
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    if you dont mind us asking why are you being asked ?
     
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    That picture looks like a JPEG to me but I might be wrong
     
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    Yes?
     
  10. andyk

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    Thanks for all the replies. A friend of a friend got divorced and is left with the TV etc, but doesn't know how it all works or what is what.
    This thread can be closed now.
     

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