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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2008, 05:08:34 pm »
grrr....

You attach the nippled ends of the 286 to each IR window of each device, the cables are very thin, and can easily be hidden... _BUT_ what you gain is much increased reliability, because... GUESS WHAT? the signal is repeated through the dongles directly on top of the IR window.. _WHICH MEANS_ ... the primary UIRT's emitter does NOT have to be in line of sight of the A/V gear, and can face forward normally to deal with an IR remote if so desired.

come on people, look, think, do some research.

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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2008, 05:09:13 pm »
Lol, I should have been more specific. I'm fully aware that the IR signal will not penetrate the sides of my cupboard  (I'm not that THAT silly :) ) - my intention would have been to put it on TOP of the cupboard, opposite the TV to be controlled. Sorry for the confusion there. But back to my original question - is there any advantage to connecting it to the core?

As I said, put the USB-UIRT on the machine closest to the equipment you want to control. If your core is in the cupboard, and your media director is somewhere else, it should be connected to the media director.

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tschak909, I have neither seen nor heard of the Xantech 286, so this is the first time for me! I'm not sure I entirely understand the idea of it though. It for all intents and purposes "extends" the USB-UIRT, right?

The USB-UIRT will transmit your IR signal pretty good on its own. That's why you have to connect it to the USB port on the computer nearest your equipment. Some equipment can be picky and require the signal to be pretty close to its receiver. The Xantech thing is just an IR blaster connected on a wire that connects into a jack on the USB-UIRT. Now your signal flashes through the USB-UIRT and the external blaster, ensuring you can neatly control all of your equipment.

Here's a link to the Xantech thing:

http://www.smarthome.com/8172.html

No other power supplies are required. Do you already have a USB-UIRT or are contemplating purchasing one? Here's the USB-UIRT home page:

http://www.usbuirt.com/overview.htm

and info on how to run through the learning process:

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=4302.0

and the fix for the i386 UIRT blasting issue:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/USB-UIRT_x86_Fix#The_Spoiler

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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2008, 02:58:04 pm »
grrr....

You attach the nippled ends of the 286 to each IR window of each device, the cables are very thin, and can easily be hidden... _BUT_ what you gain is much increased reliability, because... GUESS WHAT? the signal is repeated through the dongles directly on top of the IR window.. _WHICH MEANS_ ... the primary UIRT's emitter does NOT have to be in line of sight of the A/V gear, and can face forward normally to deal with an IR remote if so desired.

come on people, look, think, do some research.

-Thom

Erm, I did "look", "think", and "do some research", but I still wasn't too sure of the finer details, hence I came to the forums for some help.... not to be patronised. If replying to people with genuine questions is really that much of a burden on you, then don't reply!

freymann, thank you for your help, some very useful links there.
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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2008, 06:14:24 pm »
grrr....

You attach the nippled ends of the 286 to each IR window of each device, the cables are very thin, and can easily be hidden... _BUT_ what you gain is much increased reliability, because... GUESS WHAT? the signal is repeated through the dongles directly on top of the IR window.. _WHICH MEANS_ ... the primary UIRT's emitter does NOT have to be in line of sight of the A/V gear, and can face forward normally to deal with an IR remote if so desired.

come on people, look, think, do some research.

-Thom

Erm, I did "look", "think", and "do some research", but I still wasn't too sure of the finer details, hence I came to the forums for some help.... not to be patronised. If replying to people with genuine questions is really that much of a burden on you, then don't reply!

freymann, thank you for your help, some very useful links there.

If you had, you would have know about the Xantech 286, hell even I do and I don't use IR myself, so quit whining it's embarrissing.
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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2008, 09:54:41 pm »
Just thought i'd let people know that i found out the Xantech 284m is a stronger emitter.  Good for those trying to control things far away. ;D

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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2008, 12:08:46 pm »
grrr....

You attach the nippled ends of the 286 to each IR window of each device, the cables are very thin, and can easily be hidden... _BUT_ what you gain is much increased reliability, because... GUESS WHAT? the signal is repeated through the dongles directly on top of the IR window.. _WHICH MEANS_ ... the primary UIRT's emitter does NOT have to be in line of sight of the A/V gear, and can face forward normally to deal with an IR remote if so desired.

come on people, look, think, do some research.

-Thom

Erm, I did "look", "think", and "do some research", but I still wasn't too sure of the finer details, hence I came to the forums for some help.... not to be patronised. If replying to people with genuine questions is really that much of a burden on you, then don't reply!

freymann, thank you for your help, some very useful links there.

If you had, you would have know about the Xantech 286, hell even I do and I don't use IR myself, so quit whining it's embarrissing.


Well I am not lying to you; I have not come across it before.

Reading your previous posts in this thread (amongst others), you have done more "whining" than everybody else put together! And to be completely honest, I find your spelling skills to be more "embarrassing" than my apparent whining.
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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2008, 02:32:29 pm »
grrr....

You attach the nippled ends of the 286 to each IR window of each device, the cables are very thin, and can easily be hidden... _BUT_ what you gain is much increased reliability, because... GUESS WHAT? the signal is repeated through the dongles directly on top of the IR window.. _WHICH MEANS_ ... the primary UIRT's emitter does NOT have to be in line of sight of the A/V gear, and can face forward normally to deal with an IR remote if so desired.

come on people, look, think, do some research.

-Thom

Erm, I did "look", "think", and "do some research", but I still wasn't too sure of the finer details, hence I came to the forums for some help.... not to be patronised. If replying to people with genuine questions is really that much of a burden on you, then don't reply!

freymann, thank you for your help, some very useful links there.

If you had, you would have know about the Xantech 286, hell even I do and I don't use IR myself, so quit whining it's embarrissing.


Well I am not lying to you; I have not come across it before.

Reading your previous posts in this thread (amongst others), you have done more "whining" than everybody else put together! And to be completely honest, I find your spelling skills to be more "embarrassing" than my apparent whining.

Then you haven't properly looked around, now have you?

My previous posts in this thread?!?  Could you be so kind to point these out for me, as I seem unable to locate them myself.

I also appologize for not realizing this was actually a spelling contest, would you like some cheese to go with that whine? ::) 


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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2008, 03:59:50 pm »
If you scroll up this thread, or topic, or whatever it is called, you should see them.

You are forgiven, so don't worry about it. Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2008, 05:40:34 pm »
If you scroll up this thread, or topic, or whatever it is called, you should see them.

You are forgiven, so don't worry about it. Thanks for your advice.

Well that explains how well you look for things, there are none, but even when pointed out you fail to see it.  I guess you were right in your previous post, you're not lying, just to stupid to see the things right in front of you. 

Now it's a lot harder to see things that aren't there, then to overlook things that are.  So if you take medication for that condition, ask your physician to up the dosage, otherwise go see one.  You're welcome.

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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2008, 06:43:22 am »
 :-* You are.  How sad is your life that you spend your time hassling people who come here for help?  what possible advantage do you see in picking on someone who is just trying to learn something, use the software, and maybe someday make things better?  wait...i know.  you're so frustrated by all the noobs in your precious forum.  we're contaminating the perfection that is LinuxMCE with our questions and our thoughts.  It really was much better back in the days of Pluto, when no one gave a shit, wasn't it?  and you could hang out in the forums all by yourself.  and no one would ever think to ask a question.

It's all good fun.  Get over yourself.  :)

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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2008, 04:26:37 pm »
:-* You are.  How sad is your life that you spend your time hassling people who come here for help?  what possible advantage do you see in picking on someone who is just trying to learn something, use the software, and maybe someday make things better?  wait...i know.  you're so frustrated by all the noobs in your precious forum.  we're contaminating the perfection that is LinuxMCE with our questions and our thoughts.  It really was much better back in the days of Pluto, when no one gave a shit, wasn't it?  and you could hang out in the forums all by yourself.  and no one would ever think to ask a question.

It's all good fun.  Get over yourself.  :)

LOL, did you (whoever) actually sign up under a new name just for that?  And then I'm supposed to be the one who's frustrated... that's both a bit sad and funny indeed. 

Apparently, unlike me, you've been around since the pluto days, and yet it seems you could not be bothered to lift a finger around here, sounds more like you're the one who is missing those days, not me.


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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2008, 04:32:36 pm »
okay guys, let's move on. :)

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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2008, 04:41:31 pm »
Agreed. Now that I have actually been insulted (as well as patronised) by another member, I think it would be best to leave it there. I will certainly think twice before asking for help again!
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Re: Controlling TV via orbiter (not with IR remote control)
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2008, 04:47:34 pm »
Agreed. Now that I have actually been insulted (as well as patronised) by another member, I think it would be best to leave it there. I will certainly think twice before asking for help again!

Now if you could only stop whinging too.
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