Pros: Easy to install
Works for all my equipment
Cons: Will not work for most Home Theater installs where you power down the receiver that is also switching the HDMI as once there is no signal on the HDMI cable no IR is transmitted and receiver cannot be turned back on.
Other Comments: Fatal flaw for systems using home theater to switch HDMI and need to power down receiver between uses as it will not transmit IR over the HDMI cable if there is no power on the AV receiver (at least for my Denon receiver).
Sewell Note: We are sorry that the InjectIR didn't work for your home theater setup. You are right, some AV receivers cut power to the HDMI port when powered off, and will not power the InjectIR system to turn the receiver back on. You can add an inline power source like a repeater, or you can look at one of our self powered options like the SW-29311 (though they require a separate wire). Let us know if you need to return the InjectIR system for a refund.
Pros: easy to install even though I did it backwards the first time, no more than 10 minutes. And it works, channels and commands change quickly.
Pros: Ease of installation. Did what I wanted. Need NO seperate power supply or other support components to operate.
Cons: Can interfere with other connections IF close to HDMI port used as I/R modules are on the side of the plug.
Other Comments: Used for a client that wanted their cable DVR box isolated from the viewing room to eliminate fan noise from cable DVR. Using a 29' HDMI cable, the product worked great, but be aware that the I/R cable comes out the side so it may cause physical interference if using other inputs next to HDMI ports on equipment.
Pros: Novel idea of using existing HDMI cables to carry the IR signal. Works nicely and does what it was designed to do.
Cons: Does not work to latest HDMI spec of "1.4a", only to "1.3" so the ARC feature is cut-off. Also mechanically the plug-in connector causes interference with other HDMI cables b/c all HDMI chassis mating connectors are lined up next to each other.
Other Comments: To fix the interference, furnish a right-angle adapter to minimize interference with other HDMI cables.
Pros: Easy to install. Works well with "single band" remote applications - my Sony Blu-ray player, for example.
Cons: Will not work with equipment that uses dual band remotes - my DISH Vip722k DVR, for example.
Other Comments: I wish that SewellDirect would be more specific in their product description. The first line of the product description lists DVRs (as well as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and others) as products that the injectIR HDMI will work with, yet it does not work with DISH DVRs (newer ones, anyway) and according to other reviews posted here, does not work with newer TIVOs, Comcast Cable DVRs, or FIOS boxes. Before ordering, be sure to check whether your equipment uses single or dual band remotes.
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