Originally Posted by skipt
Is anyone using the remote IR input? HK says use their HE 1000 which connects via a plug, but it costs $100. All of the alternative IR repeaters I have found use an IR emitter which would be stuck to the front of the AVR, yuk.
I'm wondering about the design of the IR Input jack, and what type of signal(s0 it can accept. Would it work if i got an IR emitter and cut off the emitter, replacing it with a jack?
No experience with the IR input. But have you ever played around with IR emitters. I can't speak for all IR emitters as these are the only ones I have experience with. Mine came with my Harmony 900 and aren't required to be directly infront of the IR reciever. The signal actually bounces off almost anything. Honestly, right now I have no idea what it's bouncing off right now as I have the front doors removed from my cabinet. Cabinet was getting too hot and have the doors off untill I install fans in the next few weeks. Here's my setup.
You can see the IR Base Emitter on top of the reciever. Far from exactly in front of the reciever.
This is the only one I have infront of what it operates. Actually it's off to the side, but still in front of my Xbox. And I actually could have hidden this one off to the side out of sight, but would have had to use 3M tape to do it. I prefer to have things setup where I can easily move stuff around if I want to.
This one you see below my Bluray actually operates the bluray and uverse box up on the next shelf. Again, not infront of either box.
You may wanna give the IR emitters a try. You may suprised how flexible they are in where you can put them. And they may seem highly visible in the pictures, but they aren't. The flash on my camera lights everything up like a christamas tree. In my dark wood furniture I can't see them at all.