Originally Posted by GGA
I have most of my gear, including my source components, in a some racks behind a wall, no direct line of sight. I replaced my Samsung H6500 with the new K8500 last night and discovered it would not respond to the remote using the same Xantech emitter/flasher that worked with the H6500. It worked fine when I pointed it directly at the K8500.
I have now learned from Samsung support the following:
The player is not compatible with external Flasher.
The player receives the signals from the remote only when the remote control is in line of sight with the player's Remote Control Sensor.
This is a design choice of the player.
Page 9 of the manual shows the location of a REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR, but this has nothing to do with using an IR emitter.
Inconceivable design choice to me. Can anyone suggest a workaround?
Originally Posted by Ralph Potts
I have been discovering the same thing. Another ridiculous decision. So far have no option but to use the horribly designed remote control supplied with the unit.
Am I understanding this correctly?
Are you guys saying the Samsung player won't work, for instance, an IR eye extender (where you put the IR transmitter right over the IR eye receiver of the player)?
If that were the case, this player is useless to me. All my source equipment is in a different room.
But I can't imagine it could be the case. First, I don't know how it could technically be the case - so long as the eye is receiving the same signal, whatever the source, it should work. And if it is the case...I literally can't conceive of someone making a design choice that stupid.