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I can't seem to get the IR control passthrough system to work.


I want to be able to point my remotes at the TV's IR receiver and have those signals carried via wire to my various devices.


I'm pretty sure this is the whole point of the mini-plug "Control" connections on most devices these days.


However when I try to chain all my things together I can't get it to work at all.


I've tried just one device at a time, going from just the out of my Pioneer RPTV to the in on my NAD receiver for instance seems to have the effect of disabling the IR control of the TV altogether.


The only thing I can think of is that somehow the Pioneer "SR" control connection is different than the generic IR cable connections.


Has anyone else experienced this at all?


-Nathan
 

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As far as I know, each brand's of system interconnect is different. I am unaware of any "generic" interconnect which works across brands (please educate me if such a thing exists).


The "SR" connection from my Pioneer TV to my Pioneer DVD player works perfectly. It does, by design, disable the DVD player from receiving remote signals via IR.
 

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The SR is for their system remote, it is not an IR port.
 

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So then is there anything I can do to chain my devices together using those control inputs/outputs.


I was under the impression they were just IR pass-through ports on most devices.


My audio rack is not very conveniently placed to point the remote at, and as a result it pretty much rules out being able to use any remote macros for system control unless I can find a way to point the remote at the TV and have it repeat or passthrough the IR signals to other devices down the chain.


Any ideas?


-Nathan
 

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Originally posted by naschbac
Nobody with a Pioneer RPTV has tried to connect the control lines between in and any other non-pioneer device?


-Nathan
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Originally posted by naschbac
So then is there anything I can do to chain my devices together using those control inputs/outputs.


I was under the impression they were just IR pass-through ports on most devices.


My audio rack is not very conveniently placed to point the remote at, and as a result it pretty much rules out being able to use any remote macros for system control unless I can find a way to point the remote at the TV and have it repeat or passthrough the IR signals to other devices down the chain.


Any ideas?


-Nathan



It only works with other Pioneer products. It will not work with other brands.

You will not be able to use the TV's SR inputs/outputs for other products in any way.


What you need is something like a IR repeater system. Or something like a remote that has a IR/RF repeater option. Such a MX-800 or the new MX-600 that is coming out.

http://hometheatermaster.com/htm/mx800/index.html


Or a Pronto with the IR/RF option.

http://www.pronto.philips.com/index.cfm?id=282

http://www.pronto.philips.com/index.cfm?id=450

With the optional RF extender


Or for on the cheap, something like the Radio Shack 15-1950 Wireless Remote Extender.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D1950


Or the Radio Shack 15-2117 8-in-1 RF Learning Remote System.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D2117



I myself, would highly recommend either the MX-800 or MX-600 or the Pronto remotes, over using the Radio Shack options. But they may be OK for you, as they may do all you need, and for less money.
 

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Well I'm not really a big fan of the Home Theater Master remotes. They seem very overpriced despite their numerous abilities.


I would really like to get a Pronto. However there is only one thing holding me back. The old TSU2000 seems to be reliable in operation and features, but it doesn't allow for complete customization of all the screen space.


The TSU3000 would be the perfect remote for me.... except the weird delay between pushing a button and the actual sending of the IR command. That has to be one of the most strange and irritating problems of any remote to date.


If they fix that I'll jump all over a Pronto. I could see myself having a lot of fun designing my own custom interface for controlling everything and making all the graphics, etc.


Thanks for all the feedback guys.


-Nathan
 
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