[mythtv-users] OT IR receiver Extensions and Furniture.

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 03:01:58 UTC 2007


On 2/5/07, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> Phil Bridges wrote:
> > On 2/2/07, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> >> I was looking at some TV furniture with my wife. Everything she liked
> >> had a solid front, thus completely hiding the mythbox, amplifier, (now
> >> defunct) VCR and CD player. I like the look too, but there is this
> >> problem of getting the remote's IR signal inside to the correct place.
> >>
> >> Does anyone know of a method of 'light-piping' an IR signal from the
> >> oustide of a piece of furniture to the correct spot inside.
> >>
> >> Would it be possible to feed the signal using, for example a digital
> >> TOSlink, or an LED lightpipe or even strands of optical fibre.
> >>
> >> I am thinking that I might be able to get away with a rod like section
> >> of glass, or clear plastic, through the door, but it is unlikely that
> >> the best place for a hole in the door, lines up with a receiver.
> >>
> >> Wild ideas always accepted. (But those espousing a radio based remote
> >> might be deprecated as I have not yet seen an acceptable one...)
> >>
> >> Geoff
> >>
> >
> > How about using one of these? http://tinyurl.com/2xw3te  It converts
> > your IR remote to RF.  The people I've chatted with that have one
> > really like it.
>
> Wow, i'm finding out about all sorts of gadgets I did not know existed!
> But this will not really help me. I would have to have the RF receiver
> outside the TV stand, and (an) IR blaster inside. I really think that
> there is an easier way, but I have to find it.

Why would you have to have the RF receiver outside the TV stand?


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