[mythtv-users] IR extension into furniture

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Feb 5 01:35:52 UTC 2007

Re-Send, the network seems odd tonight and it sent from a non- 
subscribed account, sorry.

On Feb 4, 2007, at 6:00 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:

> John Kichury wrote:
>>> From: "R. G. Newbury" <newbury at mandamus.org>
>> [...]
>>> Does anyone know of a method of 'light-piping' an IR signal from the
>>> oustide of a piece of furniture to the correct spot inside.
>> Why not place the IR receiver chip on the end of a thin cable  
>> which is fed
>> through the cabinet in an inconspicuous place?
> Because 1) the IR receiver on the mythbox is built into the  
> mythbox; and
> 2) I have the mythbox, the amplifier, the VCR and the CD player  
> which I
> would like to control.

There are commercial solutions for this:


There are also RF devices designed to extend IR remote control from  
one room to another. It's a bit overkill for just going though a  
furniture side but it would probably work.


You could also probably cobble up an IR receiver to an IR emitter  
over a wire with a transistor or an op-amp driving the LED.

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