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IR emitter not turning on P75
Where do I stick an IR Emitter on my Vizio P-75 so it will turn the TV on/off?
I just got a Harmony Hub for Christmas and I'm having trouble turning on the TV using it. I have the Hub in a closet nearby the TV. The Hub successfully operates everything inside the closet AND the TV with the closet door open. This is amazing to me, really, since it doesn't have true line of sight to all device IR, but it works, even with the TV, with the closet door open.
However, I want the closet door closed. So, I re-purposed a Sewell BlastIR wireless IR Repeater kit. It worked wonderfully before I had the Harmony Hub controlling everything in the closet (when the IR Receiver/Emitter roles were reversed of course - Receiving IR outside the closet and Emitting IR inside the closet.). So I just swapped the Sewell IR Receiver and Emitter and thought it would turn the TV on.
When I put the Sewell IR Receiver in the closer, and the IR Emitter pointing at the TV, nothing happens. I can see the Sewell lights go on, so I know the Sewell Receiver is getting a signal from the Harmony Hub. And I can see the IR Emitter light turn on, so I know it's sending an IR signal. But no matter where I point the IR Emitter at the TV, the TV will not turn on.
When I look in the manual, the IR seems to be right where the white "ON" light is (bottom left corner). But no matter how close or far, or which direction I point the IR Emitter it doesn't work. I even tried the IR Emitter extension bulb sticking it directly on the bottom left corner of the TV in all spots and nothing.
Any ideas? With this setup or another? Thanks in advance.