I've searched through the forum a bit but couldn't find an exact match to my situation. I'm using my HTPC as my Pre/Pro with analog audio going to a 5ch power amp. I've got a Logitech universal remote programmed to control power on/off for my TV/vid monitor and also the controls of the Media Center software. I do not sleep/hibernate my HTPC. I leave it up and running 24/7. It is networked with 3 other PCs in the house P2P (no domain control). I currently also leave the amp running 24/7 as well but want to find some way to power the amp on/off using the same Logitech IR remote. The amp does have 12V trigger input but because I'm not using a pre-amp or receiver there is no other remote device to send the trigger signal. And since I don't sleep/hibernate the PC there is no trigger event to use for sending a signal from the PC. I use the IR receiver built-in to the PC case to control and interface the Logitech remote with the PC. Is there any type standalone, IR device that one can buy that simply takes IR signal in and sends out a 12V trigger signal for something like a power amp or projector screen? Something that would be easy to program with the Logitech remote? Let me know any ideas you might have.
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12/7/09 at 9:15am