[mythtv-users] Question/Recommendation: Amplifier w/SPDIF w/RS232?

Erik Hovland erik at hovland.org
Mon Jul 20 20:35:31 UTC 2009

>> I want to control the amp's "volume knob" via the same remote for
>> controlling the frontend: what's the "best" way to integrate the remote,
>> the receiver, and mythfrontend (and its hardware)?
>> Since SPDIF doesn't control volume, I see only two options.
>> a) Program the remote to issue "volume" commands directly to the Amp's IR
>> receiver for VolumeUP and VolumeDN using the Receiver's IR codes (e.g. use
>> "learning" on a universal remote)
>> or
>> b) Control volume via LIRC and RS232 hookup to the receiver/amp.
> Option a) should be significantly less error-prone, and most universals have
> this sort of functionality available either by default or by just a few
> magic button sequences.

Second this. I have been controlling the volume on my setup this way
since about '04.


Erik Hovland
erik at hovland.org

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