Almost all T.V. rooms and home theaters have tons of cords and devices and other equipment that are impossible to set up without creating clutter and chaos in the space. You can’t clean it all up and tuck it away in the closet or cabinet of your entertainment center or T.V. stand because your remote controls have to have a clear path to the IR Controlled A/V Receiver. An IR Repeater solves all of these issues, and we have reviews on the top four recommended on the market.
What is an IR Repeater?
An IR Repeater is a system that takes infrared light signals from a remote control and converts them into electronic signals that can be easily sent to the remote controllable parts of a device. It makes it possible to put all of your devices out of site, eliminating the clutter and mess, while still being able to use your remote to control the device. Good IR repeaters have the ability to control out of sight audio and visual components from long ranges. Here are the best IR repeaters on the market today:
The BAFX IR Repeater is the best on the market in 2020. This IR Repeater can control up to 8 devices on its own, and up to 12 devices with the extender. It’s compatible with all IR controlled A/V devices and comes with a 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects. This kit is small and discreet and comes with the option of being hung on a wall, cabinet, or even the ceiling.
- 1 Distribution block
- 1 IR Receiver cable
- 4 Dual head IR emitters (Up to 8 different devices)
- 1 Power adapter
The Sewell Direct BlastIR Wireless Pro IR Repeater is another fantastic option. With a 10-channel system that makes it possible to interact with your devices without having to think twice about your Wireless Extenders possibly interfering with each other, this repeater is designed to make sure the IR signals from your remote control get where they need to go.
One of the obvious advantages of this repeater kit is that it is wireless, so it looks a little more organized than other kits.
- IR Receiver and optional IR cables
- IR emitter
- USB and AC power cables,
- Extra IR cables,
- Mounting adhesive, and
- Rubber feet
The SIIG Ultra has an incredible operational range of 200 meters. You can place the device almost anywhere, move about freely, and still have the ability to control your IR controlled A/V devices. This repeater kit is compatible with almost all IR equipped devices, it’s known for its sensitive modules which eliminate the delay in the transmission of the signal, and it is very easily installed.
- Ultra Compact Wireless IR Remote Control Extender Kit
- 2 Power Adapters
- Extension Cable – Dual IR Emitter
- Extension Cable – IR Receiver
Infrared Repeater System IR Repeater Kit Control Up To 10 Devices Hidden IR System Infrared Remote Control Extender Kit
This repeater kit controls your infrared remote controlled devices that have been placed out of sight, in closets or drawers or in other rooms. This repeater controls 10 devices and with the expansion, it can control 12. It is compatible with almost all IR controlled A/V devices on the market, it has a wide range of frequency, and a high sensitivity sensor which allows for immediate transmission with almost no delay.
- 1 IR Receiver – 5 ft. length
- 5 Dual IR Emitters – 10 ft.
- 1 Distribution block
- 1 Power plug
IR Repeaters are a great solution to the clutter. The four that we have reviewed are far and away the best on the market and any one of them would be a great purchase and addition to your home, office, or classroom.