Pros: After much research I decided on the Sewell unit to control Cox Cable box which is known to be tempermental. The unit setup was easy and performed flawlessly with cable box, Sony TV and BD 3D player.
Other Comments: Good quality and pricing, no complaints.
Floyd | Nov 19, 2012
Extend and Route Remote Control Signals
The BlastIR is designed to get your remote control's signal to where it needs to go. Since remote control signals (IR) need "line-of-sight" to work, you will need this extender if the equipment you're trying to control is not in sight. You'll need to extend your IR signals, especially if your TV is wall-mounted.
Sewell's IR extender kits provide all the parts you need in one convenient package to send an IR signal from the comfort of your couch to wherever you store your equipment.
How This Works
This kit includes an IR receiver, a connecting block (which also serves as a signal repeater), and IR emitters. The IR receiver is a small inconspicuous device that you can mount on your HDTV's bezel or anywhere else in the room where you will want to point your remote. It is small and very easy to hide, but must be in line-of-site to your couch (or wherever you will be sitting when using your remote control). This receiver receives your remote control's commands and sends the signal over 3.5mm mini stereo wire to the connecting block (which you can hide behind your wall).
The connecting block then actively repeats and sends the same signal through all IR emitters connected to the block. Four emitters come with the kit and each emitter features two "eyes". Each eye blasts out the same IR signal, and you can tape them directly to your equipment or simply fix them to a nearby shelf or wall (or even the back of the door of your video closet).
| ||We also recommend additional Dual Headed Emitters in the event you have more video source equipment than this kit can handle. These emitters plug into this kit's connection block using the 3.5mm connection. |
If you're having troubles with your BlastIR, there are some simple things you can do to troubleshoot the problem. This video will walk you through the steps. Or you could check out this article about troubleshooting the BlastIR.
Extend the length of your IR Repeater's "eyes" with a 3.5mm extension cable