Originally Posted by drunkwithpower
Neither the Denon nor the Optoma has network capability, so is it easiest to buy two iTach IP2SLs and connect each one separately? If so, does anyone have any suggestions as to where to install the IP2SL that controls the projector?
You can either run Ethernet to the projector and just sit the IP2SL on top of the projector (it's tiny), or use the same Cat5e wire to run RS232 back to the rack, and place the IP2SL there. If you're going to use two RS232 devices, you might look at the GC-100 instead of the iTach, as you'll get a bunch of IR and contact closure ports for the same money as two iTachs...
I already have the electrician adding an outlet over the room (in the attic) so I have somewhere to plug it in. Do you just install it in the attic and leave it?
Ummm - you don't install the outlet(s) in the attic, because the power cords that come with all the equipment are NOT rated to be used in the walls or ceiling. Don't risk code violations or other issues when it comes to line voltage. Install a recessed outlet in the ceiling, next to where the projector mount, to plug in the PJ and anything else that's there.
I have an installer prewiring the house for network and video, and he has quoted me for several Proficient Mini IR kits, one for each room with a TV. If I am planning on using Baluns with IR support, or leaving cable boxes in the same room as the TVs, is there any need for these kits? I can buy the Baluns for cheaper than the kits, and they seem kind of old-school anyway. Any thoughts? I am not even sure I need them at all...
If you're planning to just use regular remotes (not the iPod / iPad) in those rooms, and have baluns / extenders with IR repeating, then no, you don't need those kits, as it's just duplicating the IR repeating function.'