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

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Feb 5 15:57:47 UTC 2007

Phil Bridges wrote:
> On 2/2/07, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> 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
> How about using one of these? http://tinyurl.com/2xw3te  It converts
> your IR remote to RF.  The people I've chatted with that have one
> really like it.

Wow, i'm finding out about all sorts of gadgets I did not know existed!
But this will not really help me. I would have to have the RF receiver 
outside the TV stand, and (an) IR blaster inside. I really think that 
there is an easier way, but I have to find it.

All of this knowledge coming out, hints to me that there is a need for a 
wiki page...


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