controlling h/k avr254 and pace rng110(comcast box) from another room

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I've been doing some digging on how I could control my av receiver and comcast box if I put it in a cabinet. I'm a complete n00b at IR stuff and I see some IR ports on the back the equipment and am not sure if I could use those or what the best way would be.....any ideas....has anyone used the IR ports that are on the back like this
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Rather than trying to find the right adapter/port for the back of your gear I would use an extender

any of these devices should work

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=remote+control+extender&aq=f&aqi=g-l1&aql=f&oq=&gs_rfai=
find one that will  convert the IR signal to RF bounce it around your house and then convert it back to IR to control your receiver.

I use one that is 10 yrs old to bounce my remote control signal from my screen (front of room) to the rear

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would those work for ALL IR signals from remotes? My only concern is getting all the IR frequencies through that my two remotes use...

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Yes, they work very well with all remotes, all signals etc....I have a Logitech Harmony Remote
http://www.logitech.com/remotes/?WT.mc_id=usym_/harmony_global&strf=Universal_Symlink

It is programmed to run my entire theater.  

I bounce that remote to control about 6 devices which sit at the back of my theater.   I can use any of the stand alone remotes just fine as well, think of the exender as a mirror, it really doesn't care what signal it sees it just bounces it back via RF to the receiving side which converts it back to IR to run your gear.


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