Originally Posted by Dave T
Anyone? Is there a non htpc solution to what I’m trying to do?
IF you can program, why not set up a raspberry PI and flirc to accept the IR signal then output via ethernet control the appropriate command to your devices? (I mean who uses RS232 anymore? I suppose you get the instruction set for the RS232 via your fax machine?)
This setup would be pretty easy to implement:
- Download a raspberry pi linux build.
- Attach the flirc, this will translate input IR codes into keyboard presses of your choice. Hook flirc to windows pc and program it the first time with the code and keystroke you want it to send.
- Write a simple program that runs, waits for keypresses, when it senses the key you selected above, it sends out the appropriate ethernet command. This device can sit there and do the same for other commands if you so chose. It could also power on your JVC and off your JVC with the same logic.
I'm sure that the marantz ip control set is well documented. I have written this stuff for multiple processors, projectors, and other components myself.
My current implementation is HTPC based, but you could just as easily make it run on raspberry pi instead. One button press on my remote and my HTPC sends the power on signal to my projector via ip control, power on my anthem, power on my wifi thermostat and open my wifi vents and turns on my room lights. My projector goes through a warm up cycle where the focus changes slightly as it warms up, so that's also handled via IP control on a timer.
When I power off, it powers off the projector, powers off the anthem, powers off the wifi thermostat and closes the room vents and turns on the lights so I can leave. It then powers off the HTPC. What you can do here is limitless if you can program.
Raspberry PI kit is about $60, flirc is $15 all amazon prime.