I heard this was the best (open and most active) Simple-Control forum thread on the Internet
Is that true?
It was either this or a new Harmony and Hub. I guess I'm all-in with Simple-Control now.
Simple Control Home, Ethernet Simple-Blaster, Simple Service (24 Devices Total)
Liking the Apple Eco-System
Mac-Mini (Late 2012), AppleTV-4,
iPhone-5s, iPhone-6, iPad-2, iPad-Pro 9.7 & Pencil
And yeah ... I have Windows machines too.
Not sure that I expected
from the tiny port#3 blaster on the Simple-Blaster, but i found-out the hard-way that it's not as powerful as the one in the front of my old Harmony 670. The Simple-Blaster would not reach the projector 16-ft in the back of the room.
I had an old (but never-opened) set of these, and they seem to work OK I guess. Although, the blaster-part in the Receiver was pretty weak (positioned in back of room, but wouldn't reach a few feet up), so I had to use the wired emitter (all the way up to the projector itself).
Somehow, this is really my first experience and IR blasters and emitters. For future reference, is this how you guys would setup a room?
Seems like there should be an affordable one of these:
1. Single-part device or box (no radio) that sits on shelf. Takes in IR and blasts it out into room strongly.
2. A set like this, but the radio-receiver/ir-blaster part emitts a strong IR light in most directions (can reach all other IR controlled devices in a room).