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post #61 of 67 Old 05-17-2014, 10:09 PM - Thread Starter
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Green is a go:


As I said, its not pretty yet but fully functional

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I've been interested in RS232 functionality for awhile now and haven't yet began to research it (mostly as my 3yr old is so demanding!) What is required to get everything functioning together like that? I believed it all worked through your av amplifier naively but this isn't the case now I found as you need some kind of controller.

 

Question is which kind and where can I pick one up and learn to program irule?

 

Sure would save me some money breaking away from a control4 system.

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The pieces depend on your devices. You are correct that you need a control device such as a tablet or smartphone. I would suggest visiting iRule.com and signing up for the free 30 day trial and going through the tutorials. This thread is another good source of info: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1351981/irule/0_90

I am far from the best person to comment much more on iRule as i've just scratched the surface and have a lot to learn. In my particular case, all of my devices were IP controllable except my oppo. I have a Sony tablet with the iRule app that controls everything else directly through IP. For the oppo, I have a GC itach that converts IP signals from the tablet to IR signals to control the oppo. Now that i can control everything, i need to learn how get more out of and customize iRule.

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It's update time. In the month since my last post in my thread, I've spent a lot of time with my iRule remote. I'd guess I'm about 75% finished. Deewan dropped by for a visit to get me jump started. A few glasses of some of Kentucky's finest bourbon with a splash of lemonade, a few weeks of tinkering here and there, a (mostly adhered to) vow not to bug Deewan too much and I have this:



















I can't seem to get my SI BD LED panel to control anything. Luckily, my xperia tablet has an IR port that easily learned the LED codes and works perfectly.

Lot's of testing left but iRule seems to work quite well so far.

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Looks great! So glad you are getting the room completely controlled with iRule. It's a great product and I now recommend it to nearly everyone I help! You know you can always bug me for help. That's what I am here for. Plus as long as you keep that whiskey flowing, I am ALWAYS eager to stop by to help.

Side note: After talk of the whiskey/lemonade combo, I'm thirsty now. Guess I'll have to pour one on my way to the golf course!
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Remote looks good! I am not much of a whiskey guy, but whiskey and lemonade sounds intriguing. Might have to try that just to see what it tastes like. Seems like it would taste like a whiskey sour or close to it. Those are not that bad though.

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Thanks guys. Coming from the harmony 900 in 1.0, iRule seems incredibly capable and versatile for $200. Initially, I was really intimidated by the learning curve, but now I'm looking forward to learning more.

Pain, let me know what you think of your first whiskey lemonade. This may be a good place to start...



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