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    So - my HT rack is off to the left side of the room and most of my IR remote controls don't work. At a minimum I have to move to the center of the room for my remotes to even think about working. As a result, I would like to use an IR repeater to control my HT rack from the main seating position.

    Does anyone here have experience with using IR repeaters? How well do they work and which brands would you recommend?
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    IR repeater work pretty good. I use them in about half of my installations. Russound makes a reasonably priced unit($100), and Direct Connect has a very reasonable($100 instead of $175+) plasma proof system that works pretty good as well. Xantech, Niles, Speakercraft, and the like work good as well, but they can get pricey in a hurry.

    If you need specific recommendations, let me know.
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    Those all sound really expensive. I got a set of Jensen IR repeaters for really cheap on eBay. Doesn't sound like you're doing anything distance-sensitive, this is one piece of equipment I do not see any reason to spend a lot of money on.

    Specifically these (no affil, just the first search result that came up).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    Those all sound really expensive. I got a set of Jensen IR repeaters for really cheap on eBay. Doesn't sound like you're doing anything distance-sensitive, this is one piece of equipment I do not see any reason to spend a lot of money on.

    Specifically these (no affil, just the first search result that came up).
    The wireless probably work for most people that don't mind messing with them. The wired versions are much more reliable in the long run, and are definetly worth the money for many installations. Parts Express used to have a little cheaper wired version, using Buffalo Electronics with a separate IR receiver, but I haven't used it for quite a while.
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    I've used one of these for years to control the stereo in remote locations, works great. Currently using one in my garage, the stereo is over 50 feet away through three walls, no problems.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/X10-POWERMID-Rem...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    I've used one of these for years to control the stereo in remote locations, works great. Currently using one in my garage, the stereo is over 50 feet away through three walls, no problems.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/X10-POWERMID-Rem...QQcmdZViewItem
    I have used these also. RS used to sell them. I buy them on ebay for about $20. There are position sensitive, that means you need to move them around to get the best results.

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    Just another note about the pyraminds or IR repeaters as I call them. I have one located out side under the porch and use it to control the sound for my hottub. They work in below freezing temperatures. Just keep them dry. I use a cheap $15 learning remote from RS from the hot tub that also works in the rain and freezing cold.

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