Now I'm in the right place with this question. I'm going to FPTV and want to clean up the temporary setup of the gear stacked in the front of the room. I found the perfect solution, installing an IR sensor in the front wall which will now be vacant except for speakers, and putting repeaters on all the various boxes which will now be moved to the adjacent room, and running all off a pronto.
The beauty of this setup is that none of the cable runs are long, either for the IR sensor/repeater setup or the system itself. But there's one problem. Light control.
The manual slide dimmer for this room is located in the open entrance hall to the room, right near the entrance. Trouble is, it faces the wrong way and cannot be seen or therefore IR controlled from the seating area. I might be able to get a small control cable up to it for a hardwired connect to the control system.
I've looked at the smarthome site and still don't quite understand what switch to use for a hard-wired setup and how to interconnect it with the rest of the IR system.
If I can't get a wire to it, what then? Could I use a radio frequency control setup rather than IR, with some kind of translator to take the pronto's IR output and convert it?
Somehow, I'd like to avoid spending a fortune here just to control this light switch, but it would be really cool to have a setup where the lights dim when the movie starts and come back up when you hit pause (for potty breaks).
Can you guys tell I'm green as grass here? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif