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post #1 of 4 Old 06-30-2001, 10:11 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi,

I've read a whole lot of messages about this but I'm still a bit confused. Direct answers or pointers to an explanation both welcome...

I already have a video modulator and it is in use to modulate a couple of baby-cams onto channels 86 and 88. I'd like to park a Tivo next to the modulator in the basement, and modulate it onto 90.

What I'm not sure about is how to set up for IR control of the Tivo from the various locations I'd want to use it from.

I've already got CAT5 cable from all the locations down to the basement, so wiring shouldn't be a problem.

I've been through the XANTECH site, and can figure out the target/emmitter portion of things, but I'm not sure what the right connecting block I should use is. I anticipate wanting control from about 4 or 5 locations.

Please help me figure this out.

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You need a IR receiver at each point in your home that you want to be able to control FROM. You'll need enough emitters to control all your devices, which in your case sounds like just the TiVo.

The setup is IR receiver to connecting block input. The emitters (the output) connect to the connecting block and go to the device (TiVo). Most of the connecting blocks assume you'll have more devices (equipment like TiVo) than one, but that's OK.

I'd start with this kit http://www.xantech.com/products/p_folder/p_291kit.htm and add more receivers for the other rooms. . Since the connecting block only has one receiver input, you'll need a "strip" also (the Xantech CB18) http://www.xantech.com/products/p_folder/p_cb18.htm
The cheapest place I've found for Xantech is Worthington Distribution. www.worthdist.com. They offer good service too.

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Thank You Thank You Thank You!

You've answered the question that has been bugging me for a while, and I didn't even realize I couldn't put it in the right words. It appears that using 'The Strip' you can basically take a bunch of receivers and run them in parallel into the connecting block.

Now off to Worthington for the parts...

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No problem, glad I could help!

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