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post #1 of 5 Old 05-09-2007, 10:04 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm building a new 2 story addition onto my house. It will consist of a big living room, 3 season room, bedroom and bath above.

I'm running at the moment a sagetv DVR setup. There is a server in the basement that has all the tuners connected to it. In the living room and bedroom and HTPC running sage as a client so i can stream recording, dvd music.

Now in the new living room I want to setup a 5.1 surround sound using a nice receiver. But I will be sending the audio from the HTPC to the receiver over optic.

But now i want to be able to control the volume from any room in the house, maybe using RF remote or a controller mounted on the walls, or both. Right now I changed the channels on the HTPC using a Microsoft infrared remote.

What's a good way to incorporate this all together?

thanks for any help
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CQC has a 2way SageTV TCP driver. That's what I use.

Here's a screenshot with the latest beta version of the driver, where you can see upcoming recordings and the schedule. Currently one bug where it's not automatically refreshing the recent recordings list, but the author is hoping to have that fixed within days/weeks.








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Now what will it control. Can I control my receiver volume? Do you have a weblink for it?

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Can I control my receiver volume?

CQC can control your receiver through IR or Serial protocol (if it has a serial port).

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CQC has drivers for 140 different pieces of hardware or software all provided for free as part of the license. Covers the gamut. Look at the Learn.SupportedDevices section of the site penngray linked to.

Slide 8 of this presentation gives you a breakdown of my structure and what I control.

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