I just ordered a Harmony Smart Control system to work with my Directv/Vizio/Denon/PS3 setup.
Since all of my devices (except the TV) are all in a media closet behind the TV, and the remote does not support IR, what are my options for controlling the TV?
Unless you guys have other options, here are my best two options as I understand it:
- Place the IR blaster hub in front of the TV
...and run a very long 3.5mm stereo male-to-male patch cord from the IR hub through the wall and into my media closet. Then attach a 3 way splitter onto the IR/Audio cord in order to to run the signal into the IR ports of each of my devices (Directv HR34, Denon AVR-591). What about PS3?
- Place the IR blaster hub in the media closet
This will require me to run a 25' stereo patch cord (male to male 3.5mm) from the blaster, through the wall and down to my TV. However, since my TV does not have an IR input port (it only has the line of sight IR window on the front of the set), I'd then need to somehow patch an IR emitter inline with the stereo cord. Correct? Does such a thing exist for the Harmony system?
For option 1 or 2, any suggestions for patch cords and/or splitters?