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

Scott list-mythtv at bluecamel.eml.cc
Mon Feb 5 02:23:45 UTC 2007

On Feb 2, 2007, at 8:15 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.

I use xantech equipment in multiple locations of my home and it works  
flawlessly. I'll assume that you have 3 IR targets and short runs of  
less than 6ft. (IR targets are devices that receive the IR signal.)  
If you have longer runs between where your IR receiver will be placed  
and where the IR targets are then you'll want to use cat5 cable and  
and a different connecting block and IR receiver.


Get the following:
	1 x CB60 connecting block
	1 x 781RG Power Supply
	1 x  480B-30 OR 480W-30  Dinky Link  IR Receiver (The B is black, W  
is white)
         3 x  282M IR Emitters (1 each for the VCR, DVD, and MythTV box)

The Dinky Link receiver is mounted discretely outside of your  
cabinet. (eg: place it near the TV and run the wire inside along with  
the TV cables.) The rest is mounted inside with your equipment. The  
Dinky Link plugs into the connecting block along with the 282M IR  
Emitters and the 781G Power Supply. IR signals received by the Dinky  
Link are then blasted through the connecting block and out the 282M  
IR Emitters which are stuck with double stick tape your equipment.

Check the web site for lots of detailed PDFs and many more options.  
The options above are plug and play and as result a bit more pricey.  
Xantech also sells bare-wire versions which are cheaper. A good  
option if you have some spare cat5 cable around and aren't afraid to  
do some basic wiring.


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