[mythtv-users] Using Fibre link to extend IR??

Matt White whitem at arts.usask.ca
Thu Jul 29 22:23:10 UTC 2010

On 07/29/10 15:42, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> I have been renovating, and the mythbox has been living in the
> furnace-room, where it is now on the far side of a sheet of drywall. The
> Logitech DiNovo wireless (radio or bluetooth??) based keyboard works
> well (so long as I hold it vertically!), but of course, the iMon remote
> does not.
> Does anyone know if a kludge of using a fibre link (TOS-link) or some
> other similar item, can channel an IR signal to an otherwise not visible
> IR receiver.
> A quick google did not seem to retrieve anything likely. Then again, I
> probably used the wrong search terms.
> Any ideas appreciated.
> To further explain: I need some sort of receiving end/item in the rec
> room, and in effect, a IR-blaster on the mythbox, to repeat the signal.
> Not exactly a blaster however, since the signal does not originate from
> a computer.

(trying this again from my actual subscribed email address)

Not sure about fibre for transport (seem overkill as far as bandwidth).
 However, maybe one of these will help:


There are many different styles.  Personally, I've used one of these:


in a theatre room at work to control a receiver in the next room.

I'm not affiliated with SmartHome - they just have some cool stuff.  I'm
sure that you can get these kind of things at other places.  The thing
to google would probably be "IR Repeater".

Matt White
Arts and Science IT
University of Saskatchewan
whitem at artsandscience.usask.ca

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