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post #1 of 5 Old 08-21-2001, 11:49 AM - Thread Starter
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I've got a whole-house audio system, but I don't have any IR receivers yet (or wiring for them). In the master bedroom, I have ceiling-mounted speakers in the Ensuite and In-walls in the master. The rooms are open and connected with each other.

What I'd like to do in this room is put an IR receiver in the ceiling between the two rooms so the same sensor can be used from both rooms (they will be in the same zone). I've been looking at the Xantech stuff, but it all has an off-axis angle of only 55 degrees, which I don't think will support a ceiling mount scenario. I'm pretty sure I've seen some ceiling mounted sensors that looked like little black beads that had a much higher angle of reception. Does anyone know of anything specific that I could use?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-21-2001, 12:53 PM
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I don't know of any particular wide angle IR receivers although I suspect the Xantech numbers are conservative.

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Both Niles and Audioplex make one. The Niles model is MS360, the Audioplex is a CelingIRT. I haven't used either so I can't coment on how effective they might be. I can say that I would be careful w/ any highly sensitive Ir receiver, picking up noise should be just as easy. Watch out for florescent fixtures and direct sunlight.


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The 8130W IR sensor available at SmartHome works well for me. It is supposed to have a 130 degree reception angle and I have no reason to doubt it.


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post #5 of 5 Old 08-28-2001, 01:00 PM
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I have a Xantech 490-00 receiver. I have mounted in the center of the ceiling and can be anywhere in the room and point a control just about any direction. It works flawlessly. You can buy it at Worthington Distribution at
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