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    Default NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX


    I need help with my cable box i have a scientific altanta HD box.i wont be puting my plasma in the den. because my mom thinks its to big lol .now its going in my room and the tv and stand will be in front of my bed
    and the shelfs are lower then the bed and the single for the cable box.dont work i need to hold up the remote and point down lol.this happen before and i built a side shelf i dont wanna put this shelfon the side of a 300 tv stand .my cousin has his cable box hide & it has some kind device its a wire with a blue tip and it goes
    to the cable box what is the name of this thing and where can i buy it & he is able to tun off the tv and switch channels and all that stuff.he called it a eye?? if i get a harmony remote will i have this same problem
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    You will need to research if this will work with your specific cable box, but I believe that you're looking for an IR extender like this.

    If you have a Scientific Atlanta 4240HDC, the brochure for that set top box shows the following part numbers;
    IR Extender—12 ft #1001807
    IR Extender—25 ft #4006725
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    Xantech dinky link works well with my SA 8300HD. No problems so far, 1 year and counting.
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    hi tazz. two thoughts: if it would help raise it to the right height, you can turn the cable box on its side and stand it up (comcast cable guy told me that). or, if not, and you do decide on a harmony remote, you may (?) need one with RF (like the 900.)

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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    Quote Originally Posted by ckone180 View Post
    Xantech dinky link works well with my SA 8300HD. No problems so far, 1 year and counting.
    where did u buy yours from i have the S.A..4250 hd box
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    I didn't buy it. Time Warner Cable loan it to me as long as I'm paying for service. Other than intermittent audio dropouts, it seems pretty solid.

    You can get Xantech Dinky Link online.
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    Default will this Infrared Visible Single Eye IR Emitter Extender Cable work for me

    will this Infrared Visible Single Eye IR Emitter Extender Cable do the job i need it to do. now iam confused some say emitter and some say recvier?

    i hope this one will work

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tchlink:top:en
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    I don't believe that the emitter is what you're looking for, I believe you need the receiver for what you're trying to accomplish.
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    You need the emitter, receiver and power supply. They work together to do the job. Receiver takes the signal, the emitter sticks over the cable box IR eye (its receiver). Some equipment doesn't need emitters as it can use a stereo cord, but my cable box does not. My Yamaha receiver does.
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    Correct me if I'm wrong, especially since I have not personally done this, but can't you just get a single cable, an IR receiver on a wire then plug that into the back of the cable box? Like this? Or is that actually incorporating the emitter, receiver and power supply?
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    thanks vlad for moveing this. and the link that u posted from ebay thats what i need lol
    i though u just pluged the wire in the back of the cable box and it will work lolnow i need all this other stuff like emitter, receiver and power supply..iam ready to put a round in my head lol
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    Well, I don't know if you have the connection on the rear of the cable box for the receiver to transmit. You may, but the Dinky Link comes with 4 emitter, one receiver and a power supply. That's all you need. You put the emitters over the IR receivers on whatever equipment you want to control using the self sticking pad. Then you place the receiver where you want to aim for it all. You then plug the wires from the emitters and the receiver into the power supply. Very simple. its a piece of cake. If you have that connection on the STB, you just replace the emitter with the audio type cable.
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    thanks ckone180. i have a small jack that looks like a small ear phone in put that says IR on it. and i also have a usb on he back of the box.this is what iam thinking
    if the jack says IR then i can put something with an eye on it and it should work
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    Then its sounds as though you do. Hmm, mine doesn't. Anyway,have fun. Its really very easy to set up.
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    ok guys will this work i sent a pm to this guy and he said it will work

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123
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    I see no reason that it wouldn't work. Its basically a different brand of the Dinky Link I suggested. I think you're golden! Enjoy!
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    where can i find this dinky link?? also here is another link people seem to like this one
    its only 15 dollars

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...mat=4#feedback
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    Default Re: NEED HELP WITH CABLE BOX

    Monoprice is probably the best bet. Dinky Link is usually sold online, but is considerably more than $15 because it comes with the supllies to connect 3-5 pieces of equipment.
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    That will work, and comes with 4 connectors. Good find!
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    ok after pulling out my hair for a few days i finally found the one that will work with my cable box iam going to order this tomorrow some people on monoprice
    said that it did work and did not work. but a review on this site said it works
    with my Scientific Atlanta

    http://www.amazon.com/Smarthome-5950...d=B0A8X6JB3A54
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