Originally Posted by Randall.White
I'm looking to move my components to the back of my room and in a enclosed stand. Was looking at getting a nice universal remote and then adding a IR extender kit but it seems like this is getting the job done in one shot.
Is there a wire that needs to be ran to the hub? or do I just plug it in and we're good to go. I have a Denon 3313ci, DirectTV Genie, Oppo blu ray player (buying soon). I read that there are 2 IR on the hub. I can split those off into 4 and have no problems?
Wanting to make sure I understand what this remote can do before I spend the money on it, thanks for your help.
There is no wire that needs to be ran to the hub
As you may know, you can set the remote to either send commands to Mini Blaster 1, Mini Blaster 2, Hub Only, Remote Only, or All
If you need to use any IR Mini Blaster(s), you would plug them into the hub.
As far as "splitting", I don't know but I don't think you would need to "split" them as 1 blaster may be fine to control all of you devices...depending how you placed the blaster in your stand.
In my set up I have an open cabinet that is in front of my "sweet spot" and I do not need the hub or the IR blasters, however I do have the hub connected and placed on top of one of my components because I need the the Bloothtooth connectivity and sometimes like to control devices from another room. I have the Ultimate set to "ALL" and as mentioned above, I do not use the blasters.
The Hub has its own build in IR blaster so you (may) not need to use any Mini IR Blasters to control your devices if the hub is placed inside of the same enclosed stand. If you are going to place the hub in this fashion then you would need a Mini IR Blaster connected to the hub and ran outside the stand to control your TV.
This link might help:
http://support.myharmony.com/en/Edited by CaptMike - 12/24/13 at 9:14am