Poor IR reception on my amp

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  1. MassiveJim

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    I have a cambridge audio AZUR 540R amp that sometimes doesn't pickup the IR signal from the remote (a common problem I beleive), if you are not pointing the remote directly at it it doesn't seem to want to play ball.

    It is very VERY annoying and I would like to know if there is anything I can do about it.

    There is nothing in front of the amp blocking the signal.


    any ideas ?
     
  2. MadScientist

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    Is that with the amp's original remote? I have a Panny BR recorder which behaves similarly in that the remote is highly directional. You could try getting (or borrowing) a cheap programmable remote to see if things improve with a different remote.
     
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    Hello,

    It is both with the original remote and with my harmony one (and was the same with my old harmony as well)

    Although from memory I seem to remember the harmony is better than the original remote.
    Long time since I have used the original though :)
     
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    I guess the obvious option is to get an IR extender and place the IR eye on the amp receiver.

    I sympathise - I've had a similar problem before.
     
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    I agree, if it's not the remote, an IR extender would seem a logical option.

    An expensive option would be to get a remote such as the Harmony 900 which allows RF control of IR emitters which you could precisely position. The advantage of this system is that you would not need to worry about pointing the remote when controlling your amp.
     
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    Any reccomendations for an IR extender that has excellent reception, and that can also output to multiple sender units.
     
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    There are a lot of them, and they all do the same job in much the same way.
    One unit takes the IR commands from the original remotes and converts that to RF, which it sends to the second unit for conversion back to IR, which it emits, either directly to the devices, or by small emitters wired into it and attached to the devices.
     

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