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2019 Samsung QN65Q IR location
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Post 1 made on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 21:27
lessthan222
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I can't find the ir receiver location to cover it up for 3 Samsung Tv's on the same wall
Post 2 made on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 22:14
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I believe its right in the center in the gap between the outer piece of the frame or bezel and the next piece of frame or bezel at the bottom of the TV.
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday August 15, 2019 at 17:52
lessthan222
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Thanks. Ii have covered it with electrical tape and IR stills changes the TV
Post 4 made on Thursday August 15, 2019 at 19:29
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On August 15, 2019 at 17:52, lessthan222 said...
Thanks. Ii have covered it with electrical tape and IR stills changes the TV

IR from what?
I ask because you didn't give enough information about what you are doing. If you are testing with the factory remote, guess what... that is NOT IR. It is Bluetooth so it is going to work no matter what you cover.

If you are testing with an aftermarket IR remote, then you simply need to go around the bezel with the remote just an inch away, hitting the vol- command until you find the area it responds. Then narrow it down from there by using the tape to mask off areas.
Post 5 made on Saturday August 17, 2019 at 14:15
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On August 15, 2019 at 19:29, Brad Humphrey said...
IR from what?
I ask because you didn't give enough information about what you are doing. If you are testing with the factory remote, guess what... that is NOT IR. It is Bluetooth so it is going to work no matter what you cover.

If you are testing with an aftermarket IR remote, then you simply need to go around the bezel with the remote just an inch away, hitting the vol- command until you find the area it responds. Then narrow it down from there by using the tape to mask off areas.

Just did a 65 8K yesterday, IR is part of the control panel, bottom right side of the screen.
Post 6 made on Saturday August 17, 2019 at 15:04
Ernie Gilman
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Tape that is black to our eyes may not be opaque to IR. Fun fact.

I wrote this up several years ago while doing something... hence a phrase or two that don't really pertain:

How to find the IR sensor

While we're looking at stuff, does the manual show the IR location?

Confirm at each step that you know what you think you know:

First, is the remote sending out IR?

Point a remote from another component, like a CD or DVD something simple... at your cell phone. If your cell phone can see IR, it will show white or slightly purplish lights blinking at the end of the remote.

Now that we know your phone can see IR, do the same thing with the remote for the unit for which you're trying to find the sensor. Do lights blink on that remote?

I find the sensor with the factory remote, not an IR emitter (i.e. not part of an IR system), to be sure that none of your IR system and its possible problems can confuse things. You can't be sure your entire IR system is working until you find the IR sensor, so you can't start by finding the IR sensor with the system. You have to use the factory remote.

Take a book with a dark non-reflective cover and place it in front of the left part of the AV receiver (TV, etc.). Try the remote from three or four feet back. See what happens.

What you are trying to do is be far enough back that the book is truly casting an effective IR "shadow" on the front of the unit. If the unit responds, move the book an inch at a time until you have pinned down just where, left to right, the remote starts controlling the unit. Conversely, where it stops controlling it. Mark that left-right spot. Do the same from the other side. Then hold the book and move it up and down as you retry controlling the component. This should pin down the height of the sensor.

Remember, be a few feet back. This helps ensure that IR doesn't bounce sideways off of cabinet sides or other things that it might.
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