Originally Posted by lovingdvd
Good point. Many of us will need an IR extender one we tuck our Darbee away. Is anyone using an extender with their unit? Do we know specifically what extenders will work with it?
Originally Posted by praz
I had posted previously about the extender and a compatibility list would be helpful. I have tried several and none of them work with the Darblet.
Originally Posted by Geof
I tried connecting the Darbee IR extender port to my URC MRF-260 RF Base station (using a mono cable) but it did not work so I ended up using an IR emitter stuck to the outside of the case.
I have put my Darbee in the mail so it can get upgraded to resolve the Lumagen bug. I expect it will take at least a week to get it back. Hopefully Bill has good news for us Lumagen owners later today.....
I will detail my experience using the 3.5mm IR input port on the Darblet. I have a Niles Audio MSU480 Multi-room IR Wireless Repeater System Hub, which has 3.5mm output ports for the flashers and / or a dedicated 3.5mm Male to 3.5mm Male cable to the device (no stick-on flasher). I connected the Darblet using a 3.5mm Male to 3.5mm Male mono cable, and it worked like a charm.
However, I discovered when the Darblet is plugged into the IR distribution system via the dedicated 3.5mm input on the Darblet, one of my other components does not work. My Denon AVR-4311CI is using a dedicated 3.5mm input for IR signals, and that device does not receive those signals when the Darblet is plugged in. When I unplugged the Darblet's IR input cable, the 4311 worked fine.
The front panel IR receiver on the 4311 works when the Darblet is plugged in, just not the signals from the dedicated 3.5mm input on the back. However, it will pass the IR signals through
to the other Denon devices I have connected in series via the 3.5mm IR in and out ports on Denon CI series products.
I have notified Larry of this anomaly, and if this is not fixable, I will just use an IR flasher on the Darblet instead of the 3.5mm port. I am waiting for them to develop a solution for the HDMI color format mismatch (green screen) on the Netgear NeoTV550, and then I will send it in for the Lumagen fix at the same time. Hopefully they can work out the IR input issues as well.