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#185505 25-Nov-2015 16:14
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hi there thank you for taking the time too read this.
i am basically trying too save money and was curious if its possible too set up my xbox one with a IR Emitter cable instead of paying for a kinect adapter..apparently this is possible and i found this on tradme and was wondering if anyone would know if this would work on my panasonicTH42A410 more specs here.

so i found this on trademe which is quite cheap.. also this but i dont know what i need or should get too set it all up. please help thankyou in advanced!!!

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  #1435061 26-Nov-2015 11:17
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I'm not sure what you are aiming for.   However he device you linked is an IR repeater, but the xbox won't transmit any IR signals unless it has a Kinect attached so the repeater won't do much for most of the scenarios I can think of.

If you are looking to have a single IR remote that controls both the TV and the XB1.


I'd go logitech harmony.  I'm using one of these and wouldn't got back.  I strongly recommend the RF remote+base over the cheaper standalone remotes.


If you want the xbox to control the TV you'll need a kinect. 


That would let the xbox power on/off the TV, and send commands like volume up/down/mute.   It would also give you the voice commands and xbox on.  I mostly use that for "xbox pause" and "xbox play" while watching video.

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  #1435065 26-Nov-2015 11:23
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There is an emitter socket on the back which is apparantly also able to do this as well.

Im still p'd at MS for not doing HDMI CEC on the xboxes.



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  #1435072 26-Nov-2015 11:35
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richms: There is an emitter socket on the back which is apparantly also able to do this as well.

More info on that (I was unaware of it till richms pointed it out)  it will work without a kinect.

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  #1435075 26-Nov-2015 11:42
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I suspect you could used 1/2 of the item you linked on trademe to get the xb1 to control the TV, but you could do it simpler and cheaper with something like this.


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