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Acoustic Research Remote Control Extender Kit (CARLFIRX)

  • Model #: CARLFIRX
  • Web Code: 10179744
3.4
(8 ratings)
$39.99

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Increase the range of any infra-red remote control up to 100ft/30m with the Acoustic Research remote control extender. Extender uses RF wireless technology that even works through walls and can be used for home electronics including TV, DVD, PVR, Satellite or Stereo Receiver, Cable Box, and more. Includes 4ft IR extension cable that allows you to control up to 3 devices that are hidden from view.

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Customer Reviews

3.4 / 5
Based on 8 ratings,7 Reviews
Ratings & Reviews
Rating Attributes
Ease of Use
3.9
Design
3.3
Durability
3.3

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 75%

6 Reviews

Critical 25%

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  • from Dollard-des-ormeaux, QC
  • Oct 06, 2014
5.0

Better than I expected

Installation just involved plugging in the two power cords provided. The output from the receiver is strong enough that I didn't need to use the additional emitters that were included. It controls my Cisco Video DVR box, my Onkyo AV receiver, and my Samsung Blu-Ray player. Fantastic product.

  • from Montreal
  • Jun 25, 2014
4.0

Does what it's supposed to do!

Installed in a jiffy and works from the Basement (receiver) to my bedroom (2 floors up) without a hitch! Very happy to have "wirelessly" solved my issue.

  • from Laval, QC
  • Dec 27, 2013
3.0

It works but do not expect to be flawless

It works but devices need to be very close to the receptor. For me, over 2 meters it doesn't work. Also, the two devices need to be aligned in straight line from your tv and the other one from your remote control. You do not have a room for error (I would say about 10 degree). It does the job, I am glad to have it, but for the money I would have liked to have a little more reliable device.

  • from Fort St. John
  • Oct 19, 2013
5.0

Great for home theatre

The remote extender kit works well for a theatre room! Having the Copenents out of site looks sharp. The AR remote control extender makes this possible. It was simple to install and has a slim design.

  • from Kanata
  • Sep 04, 2012
5.0

Great Product

It was simple to connect the sticky pad on the eye of my components. No problems with sending signals to box. Great price and recommend this product for those who would like a clean look without the clutter of audio/video boxes. I connected a 3D samsung bluray player and Rogers Nextbox HD PVR

  • from Hamilton
  • May 21, 2012
1.0

Do not Buy

This product is terrible. It works on its own time. Somedays it is fine, others it is impossible. I would strongly recommend looking for an alternative. This product is so bad I'm posting my first review ever!

  • from Kingston, Ontario
  • Jan 03, 2012
3.0

Limited Range

The item is small plastic housing with an extendable metal antenna. The transmitter actually picks up the remote's Infrared (IR) signal from the side without the antenna on it, not the front, that has the IR logo. AR explained the manual was in error. The unit's range of up to 100 feet is with no obstructions, pure Line of Sight. Adding wood studded walls reduces the range by 10 feet for each wall, aluminum studded walls triples that number, and Re-Bar Cement walls and floors reduces the range to about 10 feet, according to Acoustic Research. The units Radio path is quite narrow as a person walking through the path is enough to cut the signal to zero. So either avoid placing the items where people will walk or place the devices above them. Sending commands through the units takes a bit of time, so don't expect rapid changes like volume, programming, etc. Take about 3 to 5 seconds per command. These units are very similar to the way the first WiFi Networks worked, very low powered, narrow bandwidth, and slow signal.