Keene IR Distributor - Normal or Wideband Receiver?

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  1. MitsiTurbo

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    Hey guys,

    Not sure if this is the right forum, would appreciate it if a mod could move if its not.

    I have a Keene electronics IR distributor ready for my new setup, but I now need to order a couple of receivers. Do I need the normal receiver or a wideband one?

    This is the only information I can find on their website:

    Standard IR Receiver 40kHz suitable for most domestic equipment.
    IRSR

    Wide Band IR Receiver Up to 100kHz for more esoteric equipment.
    IRWBR


    I will using it with:

    SkyHD
    Onkyo 605
    Pioneer DVD player
    Philips DVD recorder
    Xbox 360
    Xbox
    PS3

    Remote controls used will standard ones for the equipment above and a Harmony 885.

    Many thanks

    John
     
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    I'd be willing to bet that the standard receiver will be fine. 40 Hz is the normal for IR, plus your list is probably "domestic equipment", there's nothing too unusual there. Maybe it's worth giving Keene a call just to make sure though.

    Out of interest, what are you using for PS3 IR control? I've tried Nyko and Logic3 cheap remote adapters, but they've been decidedly average.
     
  3. MitsiTurbo

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    Thanks for that Matt. I dont actually have a PS3 yet, but am going to Hong Kong on business in February so getting one there! I will be using one of the cheap IR dongles and then programming my Harmony 885 to control it. Thats the plan anyway!
     
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    I've played with two PS3 dongles. I think one was Logic3, I don't remember the other. In both cases the remote simply refused to learn all the codes. After about 90 minutes of constant learning and relearning I did get the main functions to work, but not FF/RW and one or two others. Bloody nightmare!!

    Anyways, how come you are using Keene IR when you can use RF with the Harmony?
     
  5. MitsiTurbo

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    Thanks Liam, will bare that in mind about the PS3.

    As for using the keene instead of the Harmony, its an 885 so doesnt have the RF features :(
     
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    Sorry to hijack, but I'm looking at one of these units as well, and I'm also undecided on normal or wideband. I'm thinking the main issue might be my Lutron Grafik Eye 3104. Anyone know if this would require wideband IR? Cheers.
     
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    No. the Lutron should work perfectly with the standard receivers.

    IIRC the IR frequency is 38kHz
     
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    Thanks, Warpaint :smashin:. I phoned Lutron tech support and they couldn't understand what I was talking about :rolleyes:
     

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