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HI all. I have a goal of moving all of my equipment behind the wall my TV is mounted on to reduce clutter. I've been able to do this with everything using bluetooth except my receiver. The problem is that the remote is IR and it doesn't work behind the wall.


By behind the wall, i really mean in the bedroom closet, which is on the other side of the tv wall. It's maybe 10 feet away from the couch, around a corner.


The manual for the receiver says the following:


"Bi-directional Ethernet & RS-232 Port for 3rd Party Control Systems (Device Discovery, E-control, etc.)"


I think this is directly related to what i want to do. In my head, I'm picturing a mini-receiver, which displays the same info as the main receiver display (volume, etc), and has a bluetooth / IR port on it, which connects to the receiver itself.


Is there any piece of technology that will let me do what i want?



tldr: does a bluetooth or IR extension/addon exist for this receiver?
 

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Would something as simple as this work?


Next Generation 3-EYE Infrared Remote Control Extender Emitter Cable


on amazon (avs wont let me post links yet)


I see there is an IR port on the back of the receiver. The only downfall to that is I can't see the current input selected and the volume, both of which are useful.


The ability to control my receiver from an iphone is very alluring, if that is possible money would not be much of an issue to make that happen.
 

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If the Integra doesn't have an OSD/GUI, then you would either need a bi-directional remote such as you quoted in your first post or you may be able to use either an iPhone or Android REMOTE app.
Can you recommend a remote? Searching for 'bi-directional remote' on amazon only returns keyless car remotes.
 

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Try this .


I've used one for years to control the satellite box in the living room from the bedroom - works great and it uses radio frequencies to repeat IR signals past walls. It will do exactly what you want that any remote is capable of doing. It will control any of your components that are within range of the receiver/transmitter unit.
 

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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie /forum/post/20892216


Note that in both of the above cases, Amazon reviews in recent years indicate both products are hit or miss (mostly miss though).

4 out of 5 stars is "mostly miss"? Looks like 80% satisfaction rate to me, actually a little higher.
 

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