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Topic # 113107 6-Jan-2013 21:01 Send private message

Hi

I'm after recomendations for an Infrared distribution system, so I can stash my mac mini/eye TV and amp out of the lounge (under the stair case)

It's part of a renovation project, there are only frames up at the moment - so I am not really restricted in that I can run appropriate cables etc with relative ease.

I'm just learning about these systems, so would appreciate any advice, and whether these can be installed by myself

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  Reply # 740782 6-Jan-2013 21:59 Send private message

I suspect you mean something like this?

http://www.blue-eye.co.nz/

Looks easy enough to put together, but did see they have a list of installers who can do it for you if needed

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  Reply # 740815 7-Jan-2013 01:44 Send private message

What are you wanting to control on the Mac?
You may be better to look at an IP control system like irule or roomie that can control a lot of stuff over IP, from a smartphone or tablet.
Much more reliable than iR.




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  Reply # 740819 7-Jan-2013 06:03 Send private message

I have the blue-eye - works well especially with Sky which can be a PITA to get IR extenders to work properly.  Not cheap though.

I found these ones after my install when a mate was looking for the same thing:

http://www.tradetech.co.nz/shop/Outdoor+Aerials+%26+Accessories/Remote+Extenders.html

These are working well in his home with Sky as well.  Much easier on the wallet.  He installed himself - just make sure you run plenty of ethernet cable, cheap as if you buy the big rolls.



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  Reply # 740830 7-Jan-2013 07:59 Send private message

It's mainly front row on the mac
Eye TV for TV
Amp for volume or changing source (Denon)

The amp is about 4 years old

I prefer not to use a phone to control things, as it would effectively mean having to have a dedicated smartphone for the lounge



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  Reply # 741022 7-Jan-2013 13:19 Send private message

I bought some IR over coax stuff from jaycar which works fine but is now discontinued.




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