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chrisbirkinshaw

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Remote control strategy for video source feeding two rooms
« on: June 07, 2010, 03:55:19 pm »

I have a Satellite Receiver in the living room I have split via a 2x4 HDMI matrix to also feed the living room.

HD SAT --> HDMI In 1
Other video src --> HDMI In 2
etc

HDMI Out 1 --> Living Room TV
HDMI Out 2 --> Bedroom TV

I have a USB-UIRT in the cupboard with the source equipment and have all devices working for the living room setup.

What is the best approach for remote control from the bedroom? Should I add another instance of the SAT receiver to the devices list and assign to the bedroom? I notice that I cannot route the SAT device to both TVs from the web admin, which would be the best solution. Having the device defined twice is going to cause problems with the standby status getting confused I expect.

I would also have to split the matrix template in 2, and have one half assigned to the bedroom and one to the livingroom.

Would be interested to see how you've all tackled this one.

Regards,

Chris