We have purchased a new house with a lounge that will require some good planning to make use of the modest space available.
Our setup: TV, HTPC (Windows 10 NUC), Pioneer AV Receiver, bulky UPS/Surge protection gear, Logitech Keyboard and Bluetooth mouse.
The room on the other side of the wall is a giant wardrobe that would be ideal to house all the entertainment gear. It's so convenient, the area will also hold network gear, router, switch, NAS, cabling, fibre thingo.
- We would like our harmony remote to continue to control the TV and the AV Receiver, as if the AV Receiver were in the same room. For this I suspect I need an IR Receiver that can repeat the signal on the other side of the wall. Does anyone have any suggestions for this?
- We also have a Logitech Keyboard/Mouse - its a simple K400R. The USB dongle plugs into an HTPC which will also be behind the wall. Will the above IR Receiver cover this as well?
- Lastly we use a bluetooth mouse with the HTPC. We use the HTPC like a computer to browse together in the lounge. How can I extend the Bluetooth into the lounge? Any suggestions?
Physically, everything is covered. We have a semi-retired mature gentleman prepared to fulfill any construction requirements, but it's the above items I am not completely clear on.
Thank you very much.