Quick advice please. I'm thinking of buying one of these babies PRIMARILY to control my STB (South African DSTV decoder) and TV (Hisense 40" HD LCD).
I need to
- switch source on the TV between AV1 and VGA to switch between my SAT box input and my MD input
- change channles on the SAT box, control the PVR on the sat-box when I'm watching it
- power on and off the TV and SAT box
Here's how I understand it will work-
I use my IR Remote (whatever of the 3 I choose to set up - and I can set it up by recording with the USB-UIRT, right?) to send signals to the USB-UIRT receiver. Then by default, all my commands go to the media director - power off shuts it down, play, pause, rew etc controls whatever media is playing etc. Then, if I hit "watch DSTV" scenario that I've set up, the USB-UIRT transmitter will send a signal to my TV to "switch source" to the AV1 input connected to the sat box, and, thereafter, relay all my commands from the remote to the SAT box via same USB-UIRT transmitter. Then, presumably, if I want to go back to media director input, I press some button on my remote that is short-cut to a scenario for "watch MD". Therafter, all my commands on the remote go to the MD again.
Am I on the right or wrong track there? Is the USB-UIRT the thing I want or is there something new and better to do this? I guess there are a few other options like the GC100 and IRTRANS?
Any thoughts, comments, advice, ridicule before I buy this thing?