[mythtv-users] mythtv and a central wiring closet

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 04:50:48 UTC 2007

> > >
> > >I'm probably being naive but what's wrong with IR?  Why do I need to be
> > >able to physically see or be physically near the box to control it?
> > >However, with a two box setup this point seems moot.
> > >
> > >Thanks for the help folks.
> >
> >
> > IR doesn't travel through walls any better than visible light does.
> Isn't this why there are IR receivers, IR -> coax, IR relays and other
> such gizmos?  I didn't mean to suggest that I thought I could point a
> remote at a wall and have it magically send a signal to my myth box.
> --

Certainly there are ways to relay IR signals to the back end.  They all
involve extra cabling or extra equipment from what I'm aware of, though.
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