My DCX 3200-M came with a 6 foot EXT IR cable. Can you get a longer cable? For my preferred installation location of the cable box I would like a IR cable at least 10 feet long.
Bought a new DCX3200M, installed in basement above suspended ceiling, connected box to kitchen TV via HDMI cable, ran external 6' IR input cable with 6' headphone extension from TV to box. Seems to work just as I wanted., can switch box off and on, channel changer on remote works fine, guide works fine.
I would say a successful installation.
We don't offer any IR extenders which are longer than 6ft. Have you use the extender successfully? If you have the HD Guide version of the DCX3200, it may not work with an extender longer than 3ft. As a result, if you're looking at any third-party ones which are longer than 3ft or 6ft, they may not work at all.
All I checked with the 6 foot cable was if it turned the box off and on, which it did (this was the cable that came with the unit). The 6 foot will definitely not be long enough for my situation
Ah okay, well that's good that the 6ft extender does work for you, but again unfortunately we don't have any in-house options for anything longer than that, and wouldn't be able to support any longer options.
Something you can look at though, if this isn't long enough, is an RF to IR blaster solution. I believe Harmony offers a good system, but I don't have any direct experience. kevinds may have some input for you.
What I would try,first, is a 6 foot headphone extension cable, to extend the IR cable
I was thinking the same idea. I will give it a try
Bought a 6 foot headphone extension (now a total of 12 feet) and that seems to work. I done the test using my bedroom DCX3200-M box. Still have to relocate wires/cables etc. but seems OK strung out in the living room. I will now go and get another HD box .
Nice, thanks for the update and glad to hear that extension works for you!
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