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# 262145 7-Jan-2020 16:26
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Can anyone recommend a good, but simple, IR sensor/blaster kit please.  It's just to control an amp located inside a cupboard.  I don't need a full universal remote set up, as it's really going to be just volume up/down.


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  # 2386921 7-Jan-2020 19:00
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  # 2386923 7-Jan-2020 19:10
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Brunzy: PM sent

 

Given the the OP simply asked for a recommendation, why don’t you share your info here? Other people may be interested in this.





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  # 2386928 7-Jan-2020 19:36
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Not necessarily a recommendation, just let him know I had a couple .

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  # 2387018 7-Jan-2020 19:57
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Broadlink rm 3 mini.

Not sure the state of their app. I control mine with homebridge/openHAB/home assistant




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  # 2387042 7-Jan-2020 21:21
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davidcole: Broadlink rm 3 mini.

Not sure the state of their app. I control mine with homebridge/openHAB/home assistant

 

For this case, I really don't need an app or anything, just the ability to use a remote for an amp in a cupboard.  It'll have a turntable feeding it for a lot of the time, so that's manual by definition.  Then I just want to sit down on the couch with a scotch and only control the volume.  The rest of the time it will be fed by Sonos, so I already have an app, wifi control etc for that.  

 

I had a bit of a look and thought maybe something like this would be all I need:

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/usb-ir-extender-kit/p/AR1834

 

But I don't have any experience with anything like this.

 

Our other lounge with TV, ATV, AV receiver etc has more app like needs, so I think we'll go for a Harmony Companion (the house is being renovated at the mo, so I'm figuring how things will work going forward after that).


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