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NEW Hot Link XL CAT5 Extendable IR Booster System (Custom Installation) Reviews

aiyagari

Gets rid of annoying "out of sync" component problems!

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Pros: Works with RCMM codes, Very long range, cool feedback LED, can use Cat 5 for wiring flexibility

Cons: Looks clunky (except for LED) so need to keep out of sight (easy to do though as cables are long and can place boxes strategically)

This is an amazing piece of equipment at a fraction of the cost of the Niles Audio remote extenders -- which are the only two choices if you have any Philips RCMM code equipment (I have had both DirecTivo and now AT&T Uverse/Motorola VIP 1216). RCMM stuff just doesn't work well with most extenders, but it does here. The other thing is that the sensor is very, very sensitive. Your existing remotes will work from 40-50 ft away. (My kitchen overlooks family/media room so now I can use the remote all the way from the refrigerator on the far side of the kitchen -- cool!) It looks clunky -- I think it's better now with two boxes, my old one has 3 boxes (HotLink, mini-extender to modulate...
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