In most of my installations there's at least one device (namely the cable box), that requires an ugly IR emitter stuck on the front of the device. I remember in my early days of low-end installations that the Harmony RF repeater came with handy adhesive squares that held the emitters in place more securely. Is there anything out there that I can purchase for this purpose? There's gotta be a cleaner way than electrical tape to secure an emitter---the adhesive that's on there never lasts long, and that's a silly service call!
HD and Lowe's carry a heavy duty, gray, double- sided, foam mounting tape. It come in small rolls with a red plastic cover over the adhesive. Unlike the cheap white foam tape with the green/white paper cover, this tape stays strong and does not dry out. It reaches maximum hold strength in about a week. A little extra heat helps to activate the adhesive. A hair dryer does quite nicely
Thanks for the quick replies. I'm sure opening the box and installing the emitter inside works, but that's not a realistic solution for me or my guys. The double sided foam sounds like a solution, but it does sound kinda ugly. Are there any issues with the IR passing through the foam?
I really can't believe there is no solution specifically made for IR emitters out there... Any body else?