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Is there another solution like a sleve to attach

Is there another solution like a sleve to attach a sensor for IR instead of using double sided tape to attach the Infrared Emitter to the front of a component like a receiver, dvd player, cd player?

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Most items that use double sided tape, it holds well for a long time. I have worked with these for a while and I am unaware of a better way to attach a direct emitter to a DVR or similar device.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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