Originally Posted by kokishin
I have my 6200 in an entertainment unit with glass doors. In order to get better response from my Denon remote, I'd like to plug an IR receiver to the remote IR input jack on the back of the 6200 and route the IR receiver to the front of the entertainment unit. Denon 6200 owners manual has no specs on the IR remote input jack. Nor can I find definitive solutions via google. Just looking for something reliable, simple, and cheap.
I couldn’t find squat from googling. I called Denon and they weren’t helpful. I decided to plunge ahead and implement this myself.
The gear I wanted to control with an external IR receiver: Denon AVR-X6200, Oppo BDP-103, and Oppo UDP-203. The Denon 6200 and Oppo 103 each have an IR remote input jack on their rear panels allowing for a direct cable connection. Unfortunately, the Oppo 203 does not, so I used an IR emitter on the front of the Oppo 203.
I purchased the following from amazon.com (and got same day delivery):
I removed AC power to all components in my system by switching off the system power strip.
I hid the BAFX control box inside my entertainment unit. Connected the included IR receiver to the BAFX control box and ran it to the front of my entertainment unit.
I connected the two 6’ male mini plug to male mini plug mono cables to the BAFX control box and routed them behind my entertainment unit. Plugged one cable into the rear of the Denon 6200 and the other cable into the rear of the Oppo 103.
I then connected one of the BAFX IR emitters to the BAFX control box and routed it to my Oppo 203 placing it in front of the 203’s front panel IR receiver. (I chose not to use the Oppo 203’s rear IR receiver because I did not want to deal with aiming the emitter. Also IIRC, the 203 defaults to its front IR receiver after loss of AC power).
I connected the BAFX 12VDC power adapter to the BAFX control box. I powered up my entire system and everything works as expected.
The Denon 6200 does not disable its front panel IR receiver but it does not seem to cause problems (even though it’s behind glass doors).
The Oppo 103 does disable its front panel IR receiver.
The BAFX IR receiver, routed to the front of my entertainment unit, has a faint glowing green LED when no IR commands are being sent. It flashes red when it receives IR commands. This is handy because sometimes I’ll press a button on one of the remotes and if I don’t press it firmly enough, no IR signal is sent and the BAFX IR receiver does not flash red. I appreciate the visual feedback.