I've poured over the components on www.smarthome.com
and am still not sure what I need.
All I need at the basic level is to be able to control my stereo's volume from outside (outdoor speakers near the hot tub). I can actually almost see the stereo, but my windows have UV blocking, so no IR can get through them http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gif
My preference would also be enough buttons (programmable) to change radio stations or change playlists on my new Rio Digital Audio Receiver
(it plays MP3s off my computer via an Ethernet cable)
The other problem is in the living room, I don't really have anywhere to put a goofy pyramid-type IR transmitter where it could see the stereo. About the only place would be on the wall, about 7 feet off the ground on the little shelves I have my rear speakers on (see diagram, "A")
I am considering the In-wall Blast IR Emitter
, but I am not sure where it gets its power from, does it need to be hooked to anything (a control unit, or does it receive the RF signal directly). What infra-red sensor would I need outside? Ideally, I would prefer a simple (like only a few buttons, and thus economical) RF remote for outside that would work with the IR blaster inside.http://www.goglen.com/images/remote.gif
In addition, does anybody know of any simple waterproof
universal remotes - preferably one that is RF http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
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