If you like a nice clean area around your tv then you probably know what an IR extender looks like. It allows you to extend an IR signal from a cable box via a small cable and receiver so you can put the cable box out of sight. It will work with anything sporting an IR signal. Most of the IR extenders have a wire that runs from the box to the receiver so you add another wire to tangle. Sewell has come up with a way to use an HDMI cable to transmit the ir signal so the only wire you have is a small one from the HDMI port in the back of the tv to the IR receiver which is very small. It’s a great idea and should only take about one minute to install. The downside might be the cost which is about $45, compared to $20 or so for more traditional IR extenders. Check the short video below with an appropriate Y U NO meme embedded.
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