[mythtv-users] OT IR receiver Extensions and Furniture.

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Feb 5 01:56:24 UTC 2007

Yes, that would do it, but I was hoping to find a passive method rather 
than an active repeater, because as you say, I won't have any money left 
to buy the furniture...Well, not quite, but I'm not ready to spend over 
a hundred bucks on this.


Nemo Inis wrote:
> This will do it. You won't have any money left to buy the furniture, 
> but it will do it :-)
> <http://www.smarthome.com/8225p.html>
> On Feb 2, 2007, at 5:15 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> I was looking at some TV furniture with my wife. Everything she liked
>> had a solid front, thus completely hiding the mythbox, amplifier, (now
>> defunct) VCR and CD player. I like the look too, but there is this
>> problem of getting the remote's IR signal inside to the correct place.
>> 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.
>> Would it be possible to feed the signal using, for example a digital
>> TOSlink, or an LED lightpipe or even strands of optical fibre.
>> I am thinking that I might be able to get away with a rod like section
>> of glass, or clear plastic, through the door, but it is unlikely that
>> the best place for a hole in the door, lines up with a receiver.
>> Wild ideas always accepted. (But those espousing a radio based remote
>> might be deprecated as I have not yet seen an acceptable one...)
>> Geoff

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