Question What can affect remote/tv IR performance

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    Hi All,

    My second post! First one was in the specific Hisense TV thread.

    So anyway, I had a few years old plasma Samsung TV. Thought lets upgrade. First of all I chose 55" h55n5700. Lovely set except I just couldn't get the remote to work consistently. Thought it was the set so returned it for a second.

    Second set, exactly the same thing happening. Pressing the remote buttons and am lucky to get a press registered within say 20 presses of a button.

    Call Hisense and they went on about IR interference. There is nothing else in this room. The TV is mounted on the wall and is on it's own.

    It's as if the set was underpowered and so thought lets go for the h65n6800 that was rated highly on here. Exactly the same thing.

    So now I'm wondering, just what is it that may be affecting the TV/remote?

    Never had a problem with the old Samsung in exactly the same position.

    Can anyone help please?

    Thanks all
     
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    Any energy saving light bulbs in the room?
     
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    Couple of LED bulbs. Tried turning them off, sitting here in the dark except for the TV and no better :-(
     
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    So I've stuck some blutac around the sensor to create a kind of tunnel so the IR receiver is shielded from any light/reflections and the remote is now being recognised 100x better! First click is 99.9%

    Wonder what the issue is with reflections perhaps?

    I notice on this TV there is a clear section in the plastic covering the sensor, normally this is tinted? Is that to improve reception/cut down on reflections/glare/interference?
     

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