Sewell Dual Band InjectIR Pro, IR over HDMI for Remote Controls
Sewell Part # SW-30062
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The Sewell InjectIR extends the signal from your remote controls (for Blu-Rays, DVRs, set-top boxes, etc.) by sending the remote control's IR (infrared) signal over your HDTV's existing HDMI cable.
NOTE: If the InjectIR Pro is not working and you have checked that the receiver and transmitter are on the correct ends, make sure the CECIR switches on both InjectIR units are switched to IR (push both switches towards the blue Sewell logo).
When you install your HDTV on a wall, or when you wish to hide your video source devices in another room or closet, you break the line-of-site view of your video devices that the remote controls rely on. This requires you to get an IR extender that can route your remote's IR signal directly to your source devices
Sewell's InjectIR is probably the most reliable and most easy-to-install solution on the market. Unlike other wired solutions, you don't have to run an additional cable through the wall, you can use the existing HDMI line.
How This Works
The Sewell InjectIR uses the unused CEC channel of your HDMI cable run to send the IR signal through it (CEC channel is used only for certain HDTVs that can send control commands to your video sources, so if you use CEC, you don't need to extend your remote controls). The unit has a switch that allows you to switch between IR injection and CEC channel use.
60 Second Install
Installing the Sewell InjectIR only takes a minute and doesn't require any drilling or cutting into your walls. Simply connect the transmitting unit directly into your HDTV's HDMI port, and then reconnect your HDTV's HDMI cable into the transmitting unit's female HDMI port. The transmitting unit has a port that accepts the included IR sensor. Place this included sensor somewhere near the TV where you will be aiming all of your remote controls.
Next, you plug the receiver unit directly into your video source's HDMI port. The receiver unit has a port for the included IR emitter which you point at your video source's remote control sensor. There is nothing more to do to set this up.
To sum up, the remote control signal from your remote hits the included IR sensor, the IR signal then travels into the transmitter unit and is injected into your HDMI cable. On the other end of the cable, the receiver unit picks up the signal and outputs it through the included IR emitter which is facing your video equipment's IR sensor. You will get perfect control of your devices every time.
Works with Sewell Boosters and Cat5 Extenders
Running your HDMI over Cat5 to extend it? Or are you running HDMI through switches, or boosters? Don't worry, the IR signal has been tested extensively and we know it will work with the following products:
HDMI over Cat5 or Cat6
There are likely many other products the InjectIR will work with.
Note: Does not work if HDMI line is interrupted by a splitter.
TroubleshootingIf you're having troubles with your InjectIR Pro, there are some simple things you can do to troubleshoot the problem. This video will walk you through the steps. Even though we use a BlastIR classic, the same techniques to check the IR signal apply. You can also check out this article about troubleshooting the BlastIR.
Mfg. Part Number
- IR by Sewell
- This product is NOT compatible with the following models of the AT&T U-verse cable box:
- Cisco Explorer 4642HDC, IPN 4320, IPN 330HD and the Motorola VIP series. As well as regional providers using the Cisco ISB7150/7105. There are other models of the U-verse that are also likely incompatible with the BlastIR.
- HDMI Female to Male Adapter
- Dual Band, works with all remote controls
- Will work with dual band devices
- With IR plug
- 33khz - 60khz Band (Dual Band Emitter)
- 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
- Gold Plated
- Accurate and reliable reproduction of digital video signal, with no signal attenuation or distortion
- Transport both audio and video signals
- HDCP 1.2 Compliant
- Utilizes built in CEC channel
- Fully molded and compact size
- RX/TX cables are 5 feet long
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Most helpful reviews
Anonymous - 6/16/2014 2:22:07 PM
5 found this review helpful
Pros: I wanted to control 2 tv,s from one cable box by using the remote from either location. One box is inside my home the other is 50 feet away outside.You do have to watch the same channel which I was ok with. I used this in conduction with an hdmi splitter. It took ten minutes to hook up and it worked perfect.
jbk224 - 1/25/2013 4:51:19 PM
4 found this review helpful
Pros: This is the BOMB! For you Tivo Premier Series 4 DVR owners...you need the dual band InjectIR. Also pick up a Male/Female HDMI extender for the back of the Tivo unit. Works great.
Cons: None...Suggest that SewellDirect get rid of single band unit since dual band will work with single band as well.
Bob Thornton, RABT LLC - 5/2/2014 3:41:17 PM
3 found this review helpful
Pros: I am a remodeling contractor. We have a demand for television installations with hidden source devices. We have been very successful using the InjectIR for allowing us to place source devices in closets and other places and making a clean look at the tv. We are very happy with the performance of the InjectIR.
Cons: Because it adds length to the HDMI plugin we have problems fitting against the back of cabinets and walls sometimes. Also, some TV's place other connections very close to the HDMI connection and the side outlet of the InjectIR prevents using some other connections. The customers want to use those connections for older type equipment without HDMI. We have found that using a swivel connector usually solves both problems. I would suggest you consider adding a swivel connector to your package. It also takes the stress off of the InjectIR by allowing it to tilt.
Other: Overall this is a great solution to remote control. It makes us look good to our customers and they love it. Very reliable.
Most recent reviews
Very Good Product
- 1/18/2016 6:26:02 PM
This product works as advertised. Was not sure if it would work but after doing some initial testing, I figured out how it works. My configuration is slightly different as it is connected to the end of a xbox with hdmi to a TV that is 5 ft away in a gym room(no hdmi here) and I realized that you need power to get the IR to a FIOS STB. No I have to power on the xbox and then use it. Will run a hdmi to the receiver and resolve the issue in the future once I get my old sony TV to die.
Sgt m - 1/13/2016 8:38:11 PM
Works great easy to install if you can plug in an hdmi you can do this.
Simple to setup
- 1/13/2016 7:39:11 PM
Works as described. one HDMI cable can carry the IR signal.
IR over HDMI
- 1/13/2016 7:35:34 PM
Easy to set up. No added wires. Low cost compared to other options the "professional" was trying to push.
John - 1/13/2016 6:05:31 PM
Works exactly as described. My components are in a basement and my TV is upstairs so I needed a solution control my infrared remote from upstairs. It's a simple, quick way to add remotes without having to tear up my wall or snake wires. Highly recommended
I have 2 HDDMI cables: 1st goes from TV to Top Box; 2nd goes from TV to transmitter for sound. Which HDMI cable should I hook up Sewell Dual Band InjectIR ?
Honestly, you can hook this up to either cable. Although i would probably connect it to the one going to the Top Box as they usually still have some power going throught them when they are powered off so you can still use the InjectIR.
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How close to the receiver must you be when using the remote? Can I use the remote when 30 feet away from the receiver?
It actually depends on the strength of your remote. In testing our weaker remotes would work around 10 feet and other stronger remotes that worked as far a 20 feet. The results will vary depending on the remote.
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