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I bought a 60" 650D TV, the remote pickup is on the lower

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I bought a 60" 650D TV, the remote pickup is on the lower right of the TV, from where I sit I am blocked off to the remote pickup, is there a way that I might get around, maybe using a mirror or something else, so that the remote can access the TV from where I sit.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

The remote uses infrared light signals, and as such requires line of sight to the tv.

If you can't rearrange things to make it accessible, you could try a mirror placed perpendicular to the tv, but that may have other aesthetic implications.

Another option to consider would be to get a universal remote that works off of radio frequency instead, that will have a small blaster/emitter that will sit in front of the tv to relay the signals: or

Or even just a signal relay device for your existing remote: This is very inexpensive and would essentially just let you relocate the sensor to the top or other side of the tv instead.


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