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Is there a "simple" IR blaster for Denon AVR-1912?

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I just got a Denon AVR-1912 this week. The only think I don't like about it so far is that it is unable to stream SiriusXM radio through the internet. It has Pandora so I'll try using that instead.

My receiver is in a cabinet and I have to leave the cabinet door open to operate the remote. Is there a simple IR blaster or IR extender that will allow me to operate the receiver using the remote with the cabinet door closed?

This seems like a common issue but I can't find anything.

Thank you in advance
post #2 of 7
I use this, cheap and works pretty well:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ce-full-site=1
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

I use this, cheap and works pretty well:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ce-full-site=1

Would that work with harmony remotes?
post #4 of 7
Depending on your room layout, there are a number of $30ish options.

I use Terk Leapfrog extenders for my setup and my parents setup, both with Harmony remotes, but really, any IR remote will work. There are other IR extenders besides Terk...I think Harmony even offers their own kit. My setup has the equipment in an armoire at the back of the room...the IR target/RF transmitter sits below the screen at the front of the room and then the RF recv/IR trans sits inside the armoire spraying/reflecting the signal around to all components. Similarly, my parents had a custom wall unit built before the HDTV transition so I restructured it to fill the opening with a flat panel TV and all gear is hidden behind the TV. A Terk receiver discreetly placed on a shelf nearby retransmits the IR signal to the gear behind the TV. You can use standard IR emitter bugs with the RF recvr unit to extend the signal to individual components if you need to. I've never had an RF reliability problem in either setup, but the Terk targets aren't LCD/Plasma "proof"...my parents have to let their LCD flat panel warm up for a few minutes after power-up before the IR "noise" settles down enough for the components to be able to see the remote commands through the TV generated IR "noise".

If you want a wired setup, P-E just released this kit. If my Terk ever fails, I'll probably replace with this since I should be able to extend the IR target cable enough to reach my equipment cabint.

-Brent
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Would that work with harmony remotes?

I don't see why not, I use the version of the hot link that extends over cat5 in my HT with a harmony 880, works fine.
post #6 of 7
Check out the Xantech products...
They actually source/build about 75% of all the IR repeaters and flashers under various brands..

And yes, they work fine for the Logitech/Harmony products for IR..

Just my $0.02...
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Thread Starter 
Thank you for all of the quick replies. Oddly, I did not receive an email notification about the replies. Maybe they went into my spam account. I'll have to look at that later and check out the links posted in the thread.
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