Originally Posted by morc258
Hey gastrof, I'm glad you finally got it fired up. Keep us posted on your progress. I wasn't sure if the base was going to emit IR with the emitter on a wire plugged in, but I guess you have it handled. Kudos for the effort.
The only other problem that's popped up was that my cable box's remote quit working.
I unplugged the (still not tape-covered) base emitter, and wouldn't you know...the cable box's remote began working again.
I covered the base emitter with tape and plugged it back in. No more problem.
I'm guessing it must have been giving off some constant infra red light that was messing with the cable box's remote being able to get thru to the cable box.
Strangely, tho', the 515's remote was still working.
Anyway, as said, the tape covering the relay's base unit solved the problem, and I'd figured that'd be necessary (just for a different reason).
Aside from this, there's no "progress" to report.
This thing is working perfectly.
I just have to move the 513 from a cardboard box it's been sitting on to the unit where the 515 is, and give it a permanent home.
Again, guys, this works perfectly. I've been changing channels, running recordings off the hard drive, even dubbing a DVD made on one of the 515s onto the 513s hard drive.
Everything's working, and it's not messing with the 515 one iota.
Neat little unit, neat idea, neat setup...
Gotta just make sure the special smaller battery in the remote stays charged.
Not difficult. They give you two.
Because of the mess with the AC adapter and the fact the one in my base unit's charger slot never got returned, they sent me TWO extras besides the one I still had here. Keep one in the base all the time and if the one in the remote starts to die, just switch them.
I don't know what I'll do with the third. Oh well... Such problems.