RF Remote(?), need recommendations please - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 05-13-2013, 10:04 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Late Nighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hey everyone -

I have a 10 yr old Yamaha receiver, and 4 outdoor speakers. I am going to install the receiver somewhere tucked away in the basement near and the wall and drill through and run the speakers, but I want to be able to use a remote that can control it from anyplace in doors or outdoors since the receiver will be so remote. The controlling would be basic (switch input device & volume control primarily) so I dont need anything too elaborate.

Can anyone refer me to a good match for this basic need, or refer me to a thread here on AVS of similar need?
thanks for all your considerations
Late Nighter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 05-14-2013, 09:54 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bryansj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked: 169
You could try using a RF remote solution or if you have a smartphone/tablet then you could use IP control over WiFi. In your example I'd lean toward the smartphone route since you would want to control it from multiple locations and would probably have the phone with you. With the remote you would need two remote or carry it between locations.

bryansj is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 05-14-2013, 08:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Adidas4275's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
i love my Logitch 890 and it works well, I would also recommend using a smart phone with a global cache IP/IR unit
Adidas4275 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 05-14-2013, 10:52 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Late Nighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hey thanks so much for your replies, both of you.

Adidas4275, that remote is listed at $349 which would kill my budget and likely overkill for what I need. Are there cheaper more simplified options you could advise of?

And you both mentioned WiFi - can you provide specific products that could support this?
I like the idea, but am concerned with wife not being able to use it if I am not there (hence just having a remote to power it on from the walkout area).

thanks again for any further thoughts...
Late Nighter is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 05-15-2013, 05:18 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bryansj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked: 169
Do you have a smartphone? If not then the WiFi route would have to include a smartphone/iPod Touch/tablet in the budget.

Have a look at the iRule thread for a general idea. There are other companies that have IR to WiFi solutions besides iRule, but it has the most info posted here.

bryansj is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 05-15-2013, 05:45 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Late Nighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
bryansj-

Yes, I have an iPhone 5 smartphone for wiFi. Thanks for the tip on iRule, I will seek out that thread.
Late Nighter is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 05-15-2013, 06:57 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bryansj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked: 169
You'll need a device like this http://www.globalcache.com/products/itach/ that connects your iPhone via WiFi to send IP signals that are converted to IR.

If you can connect to Ethernet then you just need the IP2IR, if not then you would need the WF2IR.

bryansj is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 05-15-2013, 10:57 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Late Nighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Ok will check that out today, thanks again.
Late Nighter is offline  
Reply Remote Control Area

Tags
Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote Control , Irule

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off