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Next Generation 6-Eye Infrared Remote Control Extender Emitter

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  • 6-eye tether cord/ir emitter. for use with remote control extender. ability to control up to 6
  • Greatest thing to happen since IR remote control
  • Giving you the freedom to go from room-to-room
  • Control your components anywhere in the house
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Next Generation
  • Model: 6-EYE
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Weight: 0.19 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001AZPZTK
  • Item model number: 6-EYE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2008

Product Description

Still the greatest thing to happen since IR remote control. The award-winning NextGen Remote Extender is now improved and we call it Remote Extender Plus. Simply install our battery transmitter in place of one of the AA or AAA batteries inside your remote control, then point the receiver or attach the bright eye emitter to the components you wish to control. Now you’ve converted your existing IR Remote to Digital RF, giving you the freedom to go from room-to-room and control your components anywhere in the house. The Remote extender plus gives you the ability to control two same brand components independently.

Customer Reviews

Tried to use with the Radio Shack Pyramid IR Extender - Doesn't work!
Rob
In other cases, I attached two emitters, back to back, and hung them in front of two components and that increased effectiveness.
Careful Reviewer
I could not get my Next Generation Remote Control Extender to work properly with the 6-EYE emitters.
Curt Lotter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Spurling on March 20, 2010
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We got a Harmony 700 remote, a Next Generation Remote Control Extender, and the 6-eye extender. Our remote control experience is now perfect and utterly awesome. Easily with a click of just one button, we can turn on everything we need and it all comes on, configured right for what we want to do. Or turn it all off with one press. And it doesn't matter where we are in the house. This has made a huge difference for us because the projector is above and behind our heads, and the rest of the media equipment is to the left and also behind. It was previously impossible, even with the Harmony remote, to control everything in one pass. Because of the different locations we'd have to aim at the media center, wait until everything was off, then press another button and aim at the project and wait until it was off. Now we don't have to aim at all. We can do the instinctive "point at the screen" and it all works, thanks to the RF of the Next Generation, and the IR extender cables of the particular product I'm reviewing here, the Next Generation 6-Eye IR Extender.

The cables for the Eye Extender are long. This was important to us because it means they reach the projector *and* the rest of the equipment. And I like that they come stuck together but can easily be separated. I only separated what I needed to, and this makes it a little easier to keep cables neat. The little IR eyes are small and discreet. I'm very pleased with this product!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brendan Sever on July 31, 2013
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This was just what I need for my TuneLink Home base station that I use to control my home theater boxes via bluetooth from my iPhone. I was able to peel off individual IR emitters and route them to each of the A/V boxes and to the TV for centralized, RF-based remote control. My only complaints are that 1) the plastic around the head end would work better if it had a slimmer profile (perhaps circular instead of hexagonal plastic cover) and 2) the stickers on the IR emmiter heads were really bad and I had to get my own stickers/tape to keep them in place.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TechnoMed on September 11, 2011
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I obviously have a Next Generation IR Remote Control unit for which I purchased this product. That unit has performed fine for all my devices with line of signal directly from the main unit. But using these IR Emitters, I found it inconsistent. It did not work at all for one of my four devices. Where it did work, it needed to be secured precisely, to maintain it within a very narrow range of position relative to the IR detector. Typically, movement of even one millimeter would cause the Emitter's signal not to be detected.

Therefore it did not work to allow me to remove the native IR receivers of all my controlled devices from direct line of signal, for example, closing them and the main unit within a cabinet. I suppose given a different set of devices, it could have worked with careful taping in place -- your results may vary.

The tape I ended up using to try to position the Emitters would have been needed anyway, as the adhesive provided around each Emitter proved insufficient on its own to hold in my air-conditioned home environment for more than a week. This was despite careful preparation and application at the IR receiver sites.

I think the design needs to be improved at least as far as allowing it to attach more securely, and effectively strengthening the signal somehow in order for this to work consistently with receivers for all devices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Govind on December 23, 2010
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I am having a full home theatre seup including Optoma HD66 projetor.I wanted to cover all my home theatre equipments inside a wooden cabinet. But after closing the doors my home theatre receiver and satellite receiver did not work with my IR remote. Then after searching in Amazon.com I came to know about "Next Generation Remote Control Extender". Today I received this product. Directly from the box, I could able to setup without any instruction and now all my remotes works when the doors are closed. Even it works from another room. I am extremely happy about this product and sellers service.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan DeJongh on May 11, 2014
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This IR Blaster works perfectly with the Logitech Harmony Smart Control system, just be sure to purchase a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter along with it. The ribbon cables keep things neat and split easily to reach individual devices. The adhesive for the eyes holds them securely in place, and the heads come apart for easy disassembly in case you need to move the components.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ToeCutter on September 1, 2010
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Simply put, this product works FLAWLESSLY and require minimal setup. All that's required for setup is to insert the battery/transmitter unit into the remote, install the IR emitter onto the device and that's it; you've just added RF functionality to each of your remote controls!

STRONGLY recommended for HT buffs who'd like to extend their remote controls.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Augustine on April 4, 2014
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This did the trick! I was having some intermittent behavior with the use of my Harmony Ultimate remote. Once I added these emitters all the issues stopped. The remote works 100% of the time now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Curt Lotter on September 15, 2013
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DO NOT purchase the 6-EYE or 3-EYE emitters that Next Generation sells for their product. I could not get my Next Generation Remote Control Extender to work properly with the 6-EYE emitters. Placement was absolutely critical to get the weak signal to work, and even then it was sporadic.

I wasted a lot of time and effort trying to get these to work. I wish I could get those hours of my life back. I found a 3 eye emitter sold on Amazon from Infrared Resources. It is better in every way. Actual 3M VHB sticky pads (with extras) , much stronger light signals, heavier wire. etc... The best part about the emitters from Infrared Resources is that they work as to be expected.

I love my Next Generation Remote Control Extender, but they really need to reconsider the junk emitters that they sell with their otherwise good product and sell something like these.
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