Originally Posted by -DK-
I would love to have a new bar for my TV (Sony GrandWega 50 LCD Proj) but I have no experience with soldering so I'm at a bit of a loss. I was wondering if making a new bar the width of the screen would improve the accuracy or not.
To test could I just set up something simple? I heard Candles work... any truth to that. I would like to know it makes a difference before I invest time and money into a new bar.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
The optimum working distance of the wiimote from the sensorbar is directly proportional to the distance between the IR emitter clusters. The regular sensor bar is 8 inches between clusters, and has a minimum working distance of 36 inches. If you get closer than that, the pointer just disappears. So the minimum distance in inches is D=W/0.222, where W is the width of your sensorbar in inches. The optimum distance though from the regular sensorbar is about 66 inches, which works out to a formula of D=W/0.121, and the maximum distance as per the instruction manual is 96 inches, which makes the formula D=W/0.083
If you apply that to the width of your TV, I think you'll find that you'd have to stand quite a ways farther from the set than you'd like if you put the IR emitter clusters on either side of the set. For my 26 inch HDTV for example, I'd have to stand a minimum of 10 feet back! For yours, that'd be almost 20 feet.
Oh and candles should work the same as IR LEDs, though I haven't actually tried that, so I don't know how well
it works. Seems kind of silly really