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TV & Receiver at opposite sides of room

We are installing a flatscreen LCD TV on a wall over an electric fireplace. The problem is that we would like to place the receiver at the opposite side of the room where there is enough space for all the peripheral components, including a computer which we would also like to hook up to the receiver. The room is 19' x 23' and gutted, so the plan is to run an HDMI cable outlet in the wall behind the TV, 3' up into the ceiling, then 19' to the other side of the room & then another 10 or 12' down to an outlet where the receiver would be located. This setup is the best for this room because of windows. I have heard that there are remote controls that do not have to point directly at the receiver to work.

Any input would be appreciated & thanks for your time,

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Hello mike if no one has answerd this then here you go u may want to look in to an IR Extender 2 wires to hook up and easy to hide you can find them about anywhere. good luck

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