We have a home small office that we would like to automate through Wifi. It’s 2 separate rooms, total size of space is 20x25; one room is 20x15 and the other 20x10.
Current devices we want to automate are:
- Samsung LED TV BN68-02543F-02 – Room 1 --- IR
- Sharp LCD TV (IR) – Room 2 --- IR
- Harman/kardon AVR247 – Room 1 (rests in Media Center Hub in Room 1) --- IR
- JVC RX-8030V – Room 2 (rests in Media Center Hub in Room 1) --- IR
- Motorola QIP7232 – Room 1 and 2 (rests in Media Center Hub in Room 1) --- IR
- Etekcity 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switch/Splitter – Room 1 and 2 (rests in Media Center Hub in Room 1) --- IR
- Samsung BD-D6500 Blu-ray --- IR
- Apple TV --- IR
- Smartlabs RemoteLinc #2440
Lighting System – Room 1 and 2 --- IP
We want to use an iPad to control all these devices. Debating between using iRule or Roomie Remote. We want to be able to do everything the remotes can- is this possible with either remote or are there certain limitations such as maybe using the DVR function?
The Sharp LCD TV is in room 2 behind plexiglass, away from the media center. If we can’t run an IR emitter to it, what should we do to make the IR be on the Wifi? Same goes for the JVC receiver, but that's in room 1.
Underneath the TV is a fireplace and beside it is the media center, so if need be, we can have an emitter run through the wall into the room to get the IR working with the Sharp LCD.
We have 8 devices with IR and 1 device with IP. Do we need to buy both a Global Cache WF2IR iTach and a Global Cache IP2IR iTach or can the WF2IR handle IP as well? If both devices are needed, is there a cheap IP to IR converter to could buy?
In this scenario, should we do with individual IR emitters or get an IR blaster since all the devices are located in a single area?