IR Repeater Range with my Explorer 8642HDC (default remote) - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 06-23-2012, 03:49 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
corpkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Greetings,

I just purchased an IR repeater so I could hide my components (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BLTDZA/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M2C_ST1_dp_1).

I'm having an issue with range for only my cable DVR (Explorer 8642HDC/Brighthouse Networks). I'm using the default remote control (Atlas OCAP-5).

It works great from about 5 to 8 feet away, but I need it to work from 10' or more. It worked fine before I installed the repeater. I'll add that my other component worksjust fine (using the same Atlas OCAP-5). I'm perplexed.

I am using a 55" plasma, so I thought it might be interference, but why would my other component (Sony home theater) work fine? The IR Receiver is mounted on the right bezel of the TV. I can move it away from the TV if I need be, but the way my setup is it will not look very good, and I'm not convinced interference is to blame as when I press a VOL related button on this remote, the IR Receiver flashes all blue and it works. Nada when changing channels or other CBL functions, etc... (again, from about 9'+ away - works great nearby). Any advice?

Thanks!
Dominic
corpkid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 06-24-2012, 11:23 AM
Senior Member
 
3FingeredGlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 29
The majority of IR protocols flash the IR beam at 38KHz. The Explorer 8642HDC uses 57KHz. Probably your repeater is tuned for 38KHZ signals, and so it has trouble recognizing the IR intended for the DVR.

Did you see the "Important Note" about IR frequencies in your link?
3FingeredGlove is online now  
Reply Remote Control Area

Tags
Receivers Amplifiers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off