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hi there,

i was hoping to hide my motorola dct 6416 box on the other side of my wall....the easiest way i think would be to use a IR receiver extender cable but i have looked all over the internet and i dont think there are any cables compatible with the DCT series...as a matter of fact - the ones that i have found specifically state 'not compatible with motorola DCT'.

i was trying to avoid using a blaster, emitter etc

i was hoping that someone could tell me what is the simplest (and hopefully cheapest) way that i can accomplish this??

thanks in advance.
 

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I've been looking for the same thing, wasn't sure what cable was required to connect to the IR port. I assume you'd need an IR receiver and not an emitter correct?

If there was one compatible with the 6416, i'd run it with an HDMI cable into the bedroom... and voila, have HD there too.

I've seen all sorts of products on ebay, but i'm not quite sure which would work... I'd have thought any receiver with the correct plug would work.
 

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There aren't any plug in extenders, as they plug into the DCT, for Motorola boxes. Most Pace boxes support them though.

Instead, you need a 3rd party IR exender system, which includes an IR blaster that "illuminates" the IR receiver on the box with signal eventially set by the remote, either with a receiver unit at the remote, a special battery in the remote, or a universal remote system with UHF capability.
 

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There aren't any plug in extenders, as they plug into the DCT, for Motorola boxes. Most Pace boxes support them though.

Instead, you need a 3rd party IR exender system, which includes an IR blaster that "illuminates" the IR receiver on the box with signal eventially set by the remote, either with a receiver unit at the remote, a special battery in the remote, or a universal remote system with UHF capability.
Then why did Motorola even put an IR port on the back of the 6416 ?
 

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Ahh okay, that would be the reason. I downloaded the manual but it was vague as to the functionality of the port. I guess we would need an IR input, not output. Maybe I should look into swapping it for the new Pace receiver...
 
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