Originally Posted by moe80
It won't work as the hub and the IR blaster are outside the room in a closet and the LED with RF are in the theater up in the soffit.
And since Hit Lights are supported, it won't work.
Thanks for the help
I am not sure what the logistics of your setup or living space is, or the distance between your AC and the Hub/Blasters, but there may be a way around this. That is assuming your are not currently relying on both of the IR Blasters that came with the Hub. If using this A/C as an RC device is important enough to you, there is a DIY option for extending the range of your Hub with some adapters and extension cables:
For my setup, for instance, in the living room, I have everything concentrated in one area, except my living room A/C, which is on the other side of the room. But even that device is still in range of my Hub and one of the IR blasters, apparently, since I have RC control over it. So, for my setup, I only need one IR Blaster in the living room. Why this is significant is because my bedroom is only about 12 feet away, and at the moment, all the devices in the bedroom are not being controlled by my Hub, but instead, I only have IR control over my bedroom PC monitor, bedroom TV, bedroom sound system, bedroom cable box, as well as other devices. The IR Blaster does not reach into the bedroom. Furthermore, even if it did, those devices are too far away from the Hub. So even if I did a DIY setup like in the link above, and ran the IR Blaster all the way to the bedroom, which I could do easily enough, I would then have to choose only one device in that cluster of devices to control with the Hub via RC.
Note that all the devices are programmed in my remote, and at present I still have IR control over the bedroom devices. But I have to point the remote at all of them. Which is no biggie, but there actually is another solution. Something called the Logitech IR Precision Emitters:
If I ever get ambitious, I can easily buy the cables in the first link I posted, as well as the IR Precision Emitter, and then stick each one of the four emitters right on the IR emitter of a device for a total of four devices that can now be added onto my Hub, long distance
, as it were. You can probably go this route if like. The only thing is that from the way you are making it sound, the AC you want to control is by itself, and each leg of the emitter cable is only a few feet long. So in your case, if you really, really want RC control over your AC and it is a device that is sitting there all by its lonesome, meaning NOT close enough to other devices to make use of the Precision emitters necessary, you can then simply use ONE of the two IR Blasters you have run from your Hub with a very long extension setup, as listed in the thread I linked you to above.
The only caveat to my suggestion
is that you would need to have one of your two Blasters not in use on your Hub. If both Blasters are being used right now, since there is no space for a third, this won't be a viable for you. But I am not sure if your current setup is only making use of one Blaster, as my setup is.
Of course, there is another possibility. If the AC is close enough to you where you need to use it, you can always just use it as an IR device and instead of having RC control over it, you can just resign yourself to having to point the Harmony remote at it rather than jumping through all those hoops to get it onto your Hub.