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Help.... Remote control for PC and connected Amp

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by U187146, May 28, 2005.

  1. U187146

    U187146
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    I have got myself really (and I mean really) confused.

    Problem.
    Windows Media Center connected to 100w Amp in one room
    2 Speakers in same room
    2 speakers in another room (directly above)

    Worked out that I can control WMC using a Wi-fi PDA using something like Niveus Pocket Remote (looks very good) or similar.

    What is best way to control Amp, more specifically turning on, switching between the speakers in the 2 rooms and volume (pretty basic stuff in other words) ?

    Most Amplifier remotes are IR. Would a PDA IR extender do what I need. Does IR go through walls (make that plasterboard...). Didn't think it did, but I have seen reference made to this. I always thought you needed line of sight for IR. Do any Amps work using Bluetooth, or Wifi ??

    Anyway, I would be really grateful if someone could help !!
     
  2. hornydragon

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    IR is line of sight, there are RF (go through walls) extenders for some IR remotes. This needs more thought can the AMP actaully select speaker zone via remote?
     
  3. sholao

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    A starting point would be girder software http://www.promixis.com and an IR Blaster on your PC.

    You could then setup some macros to do various things.
     

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