Welcome to the Mircosmith Hot Link Pro Install portion of my thread!
After cruising around the forums and such, I never really came across much info with pics as to the installation of this IR repeater, and I'll tack on a little review as well.
Here we go!!
I ordered up both the Hot Link Pro as well as the optional Extender Kit. I figured I would be able to splice and extend all of the wiring on my own, but after considering the price of the kit vs. my time monkeying around, I thought to my self "Self, don't bother!".
In the first box, we have the receiver/emitter block, with the plug-ins for the power (via standard Wall-Wart) as well as an RCA connector for the receiver 'eye':
I didn't measure the length of the emitters, but unless you were doing something waaaay unusual, I don't think anyone would really run out of wire between their components if they are in the same cabinet area.
Here we have a looky at the 'eye' receiver window - close up:
As some of the marketing stated, this thing is quite sensitive (not uncontrolled weeping, but the 'other kind'). For fits and giggles, I fired it up on the desk just to see if it was the case. In a 9x9 room, with the eye not really pointed at anything in particular, this thing picked up signals thrown even while the remote was behind my back. The LED confirmation light helps - it grows in intensity as the signal gets stronger. I didn't find anywhere in the room where it did not reliably grab the IR signal from OEM remotes or my Harmony 880. BTW, the LED confirmation is light is Blue - and damn bright!
So in my case, I'm running IR back to my equipment closet, and had prewired for either cat5e or standard speaker wire to run the signals. Next, onto the surgery!!!