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Terk Leapfrog Remote Control Extender Kit LFIRX

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  • Wireless range extender for remote controls
  • Increases the range of any remote control up to a 100 feet (may vary based on environment)
  • Power Supply: AC 120V, 60Hz (in), DC 12V, 120mA (out)
  • Triple Infrared extension
  • Allows you to control Satellite receiver, DVD player, personal video recorder, cable box, VCR, stereo receiver
  • Allows you to control Satellite receiver, DVD player, personal video recorder, cable box, VCR, stereo receiver
  • Triple Infrared extension
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Terk
  • Model: LFIRX
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Width: 8.69 inches
  • Height: 0.40 inches
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Product Details

Product Manual [181kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000069EV0
  • Item model number: LFIRX
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,034 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 21, 2006

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Terk Technologies LF-IRX Leapfrog Remote Control Extender can control virtually any household device that is operated via infrared remote control, including satellite receivers, personal video recorders, VCR's, CD players, stereo receivers, tape decks, and other components.

Leapfrog, the industry leader in multi-room audio/video transmission products, introduces a line of remote control range extenders. The extenders convert the infrared signal from a standard remote control into a long-range RF radio signal, allowing components to be controlled from virtually anywhere in the home without the need for additional equipment or wiring.

Remote control extenders allow owners of satellite systems to control a single receiver from any room in the home, creating an instant multi-room solution. Simply network any TV set in the house to the receiver, set up the appropriate remote control extender, and enjoy the show. Remote control extenders put the full functionality of your satellite remote control right at your fingertips, at a fraction of the cost of a new receiver and multi-satellite dish.

Remote control extenders use the 418 MHz frequency band to command components through any obstacle, including walls and floors. The product is ready to use in seconds simply by placing the LF-IRX's extension unit in the appropriate room. All remote control extenders come with all the required equipment, including batteries. Just take it out of the box, set it up, and enjoy your components from wherever you choose.

Product Description

Model- lf-irx vendor- audiovox electronics features- leapfrog ir remote extender extends the range of any remote control and operates through obstacles from up to 120 feet away. Freestanding units works with most remote controls and a/v components. Installs easily expandable system: add an additional receiver (lfirx-rx) and/or transmitter (lfirx_tx) sold separate.

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Customer Reviews

Setup took about 2 minutes and it worked perfectly from the start.
John In BR
He said I could point the TV remote at the transmitter and place the receiver at the control box in the other room and it would pick up the signal.
kathy
In talking with the Terk technician, he said it wouldn't work with a Dish remote controller and to try a different manufacturer.
Bob the Builder 1

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

89 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Hunter on September 28, 2004
I purchased the Terk Leapfrog to control my Tivo from the bedroom, after running cables for the audio/video through the wall. In the end, this has worked excellently for me - so let me explain why it doesn't get the full 5 stars.

Initial setup with this product couldn't be easier. You simply unpack the two pieces, plug in the two included AC adapters - and that's it! I was surprised there was no programming it to accept certain IR codes... it just picks up whatever the remote might be throwing out, and relays it appropriately. When I first unpacked it, I set the one unit right in front of my Tivo, sitting about 2 inches from the Tivo's IR receiver. I took the other one into our bedroom and plugged it in. Presto - I could control the Tivo from the bedroom.

Now that I'd confirmed it worked, I went back to my living room to try and find a nice, out of the way place for the Terk Leapfrog to sit. It obviously had to have a clear line of sight to the Tivo... which I figued left me with plenty of choices. I tried putting it on a bookshelf, that was on quite an angle from the Tivo - but with no luck. I tried hiding it behind a picture frame (where is still had a clear line of sight to the Tivo) on a table that was closer to the Tivo... but again no luck. I went on to try 4-5 other places around the room, but could never make it work consistently.

Finally, I placed it *behind* the tivo, and used the included IR 'extender' (which is a little cable, with a peanut sized IR transmitter on the end). I snaked this little cord under the tivo, and then attached the little IR transmitter so it's aiming right at the Tivo's IR reciever. This, finally, worked.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Edwards on March 7, 2005
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Unlike some other reviewers I've had no problems with this product whatsoever. I was dubious about buying this low-priced unit in light of these other reviews and what I thought would be a challenging environment. I set up the two units easily in less than 5 minutes and it worked great from the get-go. I'm throwing the signal about 50 feet through three household walls (from my house to my mom's house next door). I'm really not sure why other users had problems but I was very pleasantly surprised with how effortlessly it all went together.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By bethmcd on January 10, 2011
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For those of you who are reading through the reviews above and can't make heads or tails of them, I want to give you my two cents.

I bought these with much apprehension given the disparity in opinions about the device.

Let me tell you, these things can work really well, or they may not work at all. Not helpful, right? Let me explain a little more. I got mine out of the package, threw one downstairs by the unit I was controlling. Threw one upstairs from where I wanted to control my device. It worked BEAUTIFULLY!! Then, one day, out of nowhere, it was HORRIBLE! Why? I have two daughters and one of them had moved it slightly downstairs to make room for her doll. I tried to put it back in the same spot, it worked quite poorly. I tried again. Poorly. I tried again. GREAT!!! It was that way for two weeks until we had a small get together. I moved all my electronic equipment out of the way. When I took it back out the next day, I had to spend few minutes getting everything working right, but then it was fine.

So, these things work, but they are a little unforgiving. If you buy them, don't give up until they work well for you, then don't so much as sneeze on them, and you'll be very happy. And if you have kids, tell them NOT to move them, but if they do, make sure they fess up, or you'll be pulling your hair out trying to figure out why the remote isn't working all of a sudden, even though those little blonde haired, blue eyed cuties insist they never touched them (which they did).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Susan M. Wilson on March 18, 2007
I bought this thing and it does NOT work. I have used other extenders before that DO work in my house. This did NOT work and when I called the Amazon sales distributor, they told me to call Terk. Terk wanted me to pay to send it back to them. I still have it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Bock on October 24, 2005
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What more can I say - I plugged the receiver and transmitter in, took the remote into the room where the transmitter is, aimed the remote, and heard my wife yell, "HEY!" from the other room ('cause I changed the channel). :) It couldn't have been easier.

I set the receiver at the back of the family room on a table in the corner, and I can control the TV, Tivo, CD player, stereo, and DVD player from the bedroom if I feel like it. Pretty cool!

The only problem I had was the first time I used the bedroom TV remote to turn off the bedroom tv, it turned the family room TV on because they're the same brand. So, I simply moved the transmitter away from the bedroom TV. Now, we point one remote towards the transmitter, and the other one at the TV. If my TVs were different brands, it wouldn't be a problem.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Eaton on April 21, 2006
Small, lightweight and very easy to hookup. Set them in rooms needed, plug them in and wala...I used it for my Direct TV DVR. I upgraded to the Direct TV HD receiver, but couldn't part with my DVR (HD DVR too much $ right now). I put the DVR in another bedroom and then bought these so that we could access the DVR from the living room. Works great...just like the DVR was in the living room with us. Hightly recommend. Now my 55' HDTV is at it's full potential. HD programming plus the opportunity to use my PIP functions with two different receivers.
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