[mythtv-users] Controlling the receiver via IR too.
mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Tue Oct 11 17:25:08 UTC 2011
On 10/11/11 12:24 PM, linux guy wrote:
> I have a distributed Myth system, ie dedicated back end, multiple
> front ends, each in a different zone in our house.
> RIght now our main live content source is a satellite receiver hooked
> to a HD-PVR.
> The BE is in the utility room in the basement of our house, along with
> the satellite receiver and HD-PVR.
> Our house has been wired for sound. All the built in speakers are
> wired to one place, where zone amplifiers or sound receivers are
> supposed to be located, in a rack.
> I understand how to set up IR blasting from the FE to the BE to the
> HD-PVR to the satellite receiver. I don't anticipate problems there.
> However, in the Myth equipped audio zones, I need to control the sound
> receiver via IR as well as the satellite receiver.
> I'm hoping to use the same remote for everything. The FE will
> capture the remote control codes as it usually does. When they get
> to the BE, I need it to send (IR blast) some signals to the HD-PVR and
> other signals (via a second blaster) to the receiver.
Here's what I use, it's an IR/RF remote:
You can also buy the remotes and receiver separately. I've had good luck
buying used remotes on eBay.
I have one receiver in the basement, blasting IR to a USB-UIRT2,
connected to the BE server. When tuning, the USB-UIRT2 also blasts IR
out to the satellite receivers in the same rack.
My frontends connect to the BE using LIRC's TCP mode, so I don't need
any IR receivers at the frontends. All of my frontend remotes are
programmed nearly identically (using the "clone" feature), where each
room is a separate "device". If a remote gets lost, you can just grab
another remote, press a device name button to say which room you're in,
and start using Myth.
You could add a second RF receiver to blast IR signals to your audio
receiver, if it's not line-of-sight from your server. These remotes are
highly programmable, so you can learn any signal for (almost) any button
press, and do multi-step macros.
Dan Wilga "Ook."
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