[mythtv-users] Question/Recommendation: Amplifier w/SPDIF w/RS232?
bderman at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 18:56:49 UTC 2009
On Jul 20, 2009, at 11:51 AM, mythtv at derdev.com wrote:
> I'm planning my first installation of a standlone front-end (away
> from my
> Hybrid). TV and stereo receiver are gonna get replaced, so this is
> much a
> request for recommended hardware as it is how to control it...
> I'm comfortable with using an RS232 from the Frontend to the LCD
> HDTV to
> tell it to power on, etc.
> I'm having some trouble with SPDIF and it not controlling volume on an
> amplifier. ( http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/SPDIF )
> If SPDIF (and VPDAU) support is the right way to build a new
> solution, I'm
> a little lost on how the receiver gets controlled via the frontend.
> Do I need to integrate a handful of the receiver's controls into a
> universal remote and put up an IR repeater for the (hidden) receiver?
> (Mostly to control volume and possibly change input source to
> the Wii)?
> Or, is there a combination of RSR232 and SPDIF that works with a
> for control of an amplifier (that isn't making the solution 'more
> complex'). Am I thinking too much about this? Is it a case of "many
> suitable options, just pick one"?
> Guidance and any product- or brand-specific votes appreciated!
Are you objecting to using the volume knob on your receiver (or remote
codes to adjust volume there)?
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