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Topic # 175352 25-Jun-2015 20:44 Send private message

To make a long story short my homecast 9200 Freeview box is in a cabinet, so my remote doesn't work.

On the back of the box there is a 3.5mm ir sensor port.

I bought one of these but I'm assuming it doesn't work because it's an emitter and not a receiver. Is that correct?

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/Sight-%26-Sound---Home/Universal-Remotes-%26-IR-Extenders/IR-Extenders/Single-IR-Emitter-for-AR-1812-14/p/AR1811

I've done quite a bit of searching but still none the wiser.

Can anyone point me to a cheap solution?

Thanks




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  Reply # 1331970 26-Jun-2015 11:15 Send private message

If you can solder, then get one of these and wire up. (I've done this before)

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/Active-Components/Optoelectronics/Optocouplers/5mm-Infrared-Receiver/p/ZD1952

Check what pins have 5v on it from the 3.5mm jack from the stb.

Or see if Jaycar will let you get one of these, and allow to return if it doesnt work:  (not what I call cheap, but nicer looking)

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/Sight-%26-Sound---Home/Universal-Remotes-%26-IR-Extenders/IR-Extenders/Spare-IR-Receiver-for-Cat-5-Baluns/p/AR1819





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  Reply # 1331973 26-Jun-2015 11:21 Send private message

Or, get one of these:
http://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/harmony-smart-control?crid=60

or go the whole hog and get the Ultimate.

Once you go Harmony, you will never go back :)

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  Reply # 1331983 26-Jun-2015 11:33 Send private message




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  Reply # 1332257 26-Jun-2015 16:38 Send private message

Thanks for the replies.

I exchanged the emitter for the receiver as per JonnyCam's post but it still doesn't work (not sure why tho).

I can't afford anything more expensive so it looks like I'll have to open my cabinet door every time. Poor me lol.

Thanks tho

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  Reply # 1332271 26-Jun-2015 17:10 Send private message

Thanks for that. What's with the usb bit?

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  Reply # 1332273 26-Jun-2015 17:13 One person supports this post Send private message

To power it.

I've only bought the slightly more expensive multi head one. It works ok. Too much light on the sensor part will jam it somewhat. But on the wall under the TV and it's sweet as.




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  Reply # 1332279 26-Jun-2015 17:42 Send private message

Ah thanks.

At that price it's worth a shot!

Looks like I'm going back to JayCar again. They wont be happy lol.

Cheers



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  Reply # 1346773 18-Jul-2015 14:49 Send private message

richms: To power it.

I've only bought the slightly more expensive multi head one. It works ok. Too much light on the sensor part will jam it somewhat. But on the wall under the TV and it's sweet as.


Just a quick thanks to richms for the recommendation. The Ir receiver works really well, and it was really cheap!

Cheers

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