Extending a remote control signal

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by Ian Boyce, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Ian Boyce

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    Hi,

    I have just erected 6 off 47" LCD tv's in the factory I work in. Unfortunately, the screens have to be quite high and I am having great difficulty communicating with the remote controls because of the angle and distance. I want something very simple to 'bring' the ir signal down to an acceptable level - any ideas ? thanks:lease:
     
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    Two options spring to mind :

    1. Attach IR wands to the front of the screens and wire them to IR receivers at "ground" level
    2. You may get away with attaching a simple reflector mounted above the IR sensor on the screens such that you can just point the remote up at the screen and "bounce" it off the reflector into the sensor.
    regards

    Brian
     
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    reflector = mirror I assume?
     
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    Even white cardboard would probably do it.

    TIP - digital video and stills cameras frequently show IR signals as white light. So if in doubt use your camera!

    regards

    Brian
     

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