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Anyone make an IR extender from ethernet cable?

Our new home will have the A/V receiver located in the basement network rack, so I am looking for remote control options for the Denon AVRX1600H. I have multiple ethernet cables going to TV and back to Receiver, and just came across a way to put a 3.5 mm end on the cable and then plug it into an a IR blaster at the TV. Have anyone done something like this, and if so, how has it worked out? I know could go with something like a Harmony remote but just want it as simple as possible.
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I have both, an ir blaster and a harmony.
The blaster I had first and so I had to extend my ir receiver to the center of my room to above my screen. I just cut the two wires and extended them about 6 ft and no problems. This was totally acceptable for some time, I just recently got the harmony.
My advice even though I’m still rather new to the harmony is... just get the harmony. Especially if you see yourself adding more stuff later (even lights).
Hint: refurbished harmony remotes on that auction site will save you some cash.
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