[mythtv-users] OT IR receiver Extensions and Furniture.
mythtvuser at optonline.net
Wed Feb 7 13:29:28 UTC 2007
Take a look at the setup on this page:
Phil Bridges wrote:
> On 2/5/07, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
>> 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...)
>>> 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.
> Why would you have to have the RF receiver outside the TV stand?
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