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I'm in the drywall stages of my theater now and realized that since I put the a/v rack in the rear of the room I will have to turn around to use the remotes. I have a mythv box running LIRC now that controls the cable box and mythtv box. Is it a matter of adding the remote commands for the other a/v components to my lirc.conf file and extending the IR eye forward of my seating position? Maybe wireless kb/mounse instead?


I'm guessing another option is to use a different IR blaster setup. Can anyone recommend something? I have 3 or 4 a/v components to control and roughly 20' from rack to screen.

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 http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Control...5750386&sr=8-1 Here's the IR repeater I use: . The manufacturer sells an extension cable for the IR eye but my setup doesn't need that so I can't say how well it works. The basic system includes a 4' (approximately) cable on the IR eye and it works great. Very easy to install, very reliable. The only problems I have had I quickly resolved by consulting the manufacturer's website (turned out the compact fluorescent bulbs I had recently installed in the room emit enough IR "noise" to interfere with the controls).


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Here's the IR repeater I use: http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Control...5616252&sr=8-1 . The manufacturer sells an extension cable for the IR eye but my setup doesn't need that so I can't say how well it works. The basic system includes a 4' (approximately) cable on the IR eye and it works great. Very easy to install, very reliable. The only problems I have had I quickly resolved by consulting the manufacturer's website (turned out the compact fluorescent bulbs I had recently installed in the room emit enough IR "noise" to interfere with the controls).


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I'm not sure what LIRC is all about but I use a Xantech IR setup. I have DinkyLink IR receiver above my screen that is connected to a 4-port IR connecting block in my equipment closet. I ran cat5 from behind my screen wall to the equipment closet to connect them (about 15 feet). From the connecting block I have emitters to my components. I also ran cat5 to my projector on the back wall and attached an emitter to that. So if I aim the remote towards the front of the theater I'm pretty much covered.


I got all the items (DinkyLink, emitters, connecting block, ps) on eebay as a kit for a tad less the $100 shipped. That was a while ago and it might be less now. Just search for xantech.


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Thanks for the info! You links gave me the info I needed. I went to partsexpress tent sale this past weekend and picked up a 4 emitter IR setup for under $80. Now I just have to run the cat5 from front to back.

LIRC is a linux IR controller. It is part of my media pc (mythtv) and controls my cable box automatically when it needs to change a channel to record something or when I'm watching live tv on it.
 
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