[mythtv-users] OT: IR wired extenders
blammo.doh at gmail.com
Fri May 20 16:49:13 UTC 2005
On 5/20/05, Michael Tiller <michael.tiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since you apparently have network cable in the bedroom, I'm surprised nobody
> mentioned using the MediaMVP. It is <$100.
Couple reasons, in varying degrees of validity:
1. I'm very comfortable (as is the wife) with the current UI /
Operation of the Mythfrontend. Given one of the reasons for this
project is to allow the wife to get to her programs as a new mother,
learning a new UI is not an option at this time. :)
2. I'm very comfortable with the OS/operation of the present frontend.
Working through the integration of a new platform is not something I
have a lot of time for right now.
>IR works fine over cat 5/6 without modification. Just get an
>IR receiver (like this one:
That's not completely true. You need a reciever, a distro amp, and a
transmitter. A lot of those are tailored to multiple recievers,
multiple transmitters (IE whole house audio systems). I'm looking for
single transmitter, single reciever, single path, without spending
$150. I already have the video portion covered (I'll just mask the IR
on the video sender).
I was hoping to find a <=$30 option for hard entending it. Heck, most
of the wireless senders are in that ballpark.
>because pointing a camera at the IR extender verifies that most of the
>time it is blasting out IR noise, which interferes with both my
>original satellite remote and the IR blaster for Myth.
I'd forgotten about that old trick. I'll take a pass through the back
bedroom and see if I can find something.
Thanks all for your input, and help. I welcome any other ideas.
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