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heinola

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control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« on: June 15, 2009, 04:54:58 am »
I base setup is

core//masterbed// 2.1ghz amd x2 2gb 160sata 32" sharp 720p
md//livingroom// 2ghz amd 64 1gb (diskless)
orbit//livingroom// old desktop on xp

looking at a ipaq wifi hx2400 for a master control for house..
.....at least for masterbed for the future

I wanted to setup for 5.1 sound (RCA) in masterbed
&
5.1 sound (RCA) livingroom

I wanted to control the A/V equipment via  IR  threw X10 knowing that some of
the equipment will have simular codes i do not want to relay commands to
one reciever or tv and in turn affecting a reciever/tv that i do not to control at the time.

I was thinking of (2) usb/IR transcievers one for the core and md or md's (for controling that rooms equipment as well as otherrooms

Something that would translate IR to X10 commands  (mini controller x10 maby -or Powermids)

(my thought on the later is if I get a home audio stereo like a Sony STG-197 i could control threw x10)
>Power toggle
>volume
>input (prob a input feed from a MD or the core)
>am/fm
>a/b zone

If any have tried and failed or had success in what I hope to try to do make a post

Thank you










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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 05:24:11 am »
maby this

http://www.insteon.net/2411t-IRLinc-Transmitter.html

there used to be a x10-3012 type converter but i can only find the europe version

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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 06:06:17 am »
I dont understand, why are you wanting to control the audio receiver using X10? most people just hook a usb-uirt up to each md that needs ir devices controlled.

heinola

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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 07:51:55 pm »
some of the general home audio equipment might not have a md near it 

just wondering if I have to do it that way

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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 08:45:05 pm »
I think you would be better off either extending a usb-uirt into that room from an existing md (there are converters to use cat5 for this), or use a wireless ir extender to retransmit the ir to the other room (places like radio shack have these).

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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 11:00:40 am »
some of the general home audio equipment might not have a md near it 

just wondering if I have to do it that way

I am using a GlobalCache GC-100 to control a receiver, which is not near the MD. Works perfect.

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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 06:00:16 pm »
ty for the input,  will read into it  :)

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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009, 06:31:25 pm »
Thanks guys,  I got a bit of reading in and both methods look like they would work.

The gc-100 method looks like something I will try when I get the funds for that setup.
As well if I move I will have a better area for a core only setup in the ultility room....
.....plz let me move  LOL


But...for now I will get a couple usb transceivers for my hybrid and Md's

As for the the home stereo system I might run a cheap old puter that will netboot
just to run that threw a usb transceiver..

Ill let you all know how it goes for me  :)

I am so ready for bluetooth / headset support  :)

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Re: control a/v equipment via usb/ir + x10 commands ?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2009, 09:49:16 pm »
I got a couple questions...

(1) Can the UIRT at a md control other md's via those md's UIRT...like in a house wide media command..?
      ( wanted to play a music playlist from all md's) 

(2) On the GC-100 is there a way to tie the gc-100 into a IR network to control md's from the gc unit?



I am so used to having a house hold ir network  hard to get away from the old ways  lol