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mdenyse
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Posted - 06/26/2012 :  1:48:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I have a Samsung 2493HM that I was using as a monitor for my laptop. Worked great, but now I have a new monitor.

So, I'd like to hook this up to my DirecTV receiver to replace a smaller TV I had connected. So I did that, and it works great.

The rub? The Samsung 2493HM didn't have a remote (there's no IR receiver) so there's no way to remotely turn it on/off or adjust the volume.

Is there a device that I could put between the DirecTV receiver and the Samsung that comes with a remote control to at least adjust the volume? I'll suffer with turning off the monitor manually if needed.

Ideas anyone?

stusviews
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Posted - 06/26/2012 :  2:02:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Power is easy. Any remote controlled line voltage switch will work. However, to control the audio means you wold have to give up HDMI as it carries audio and use, instead, the DVI or RGB input. If your DirecTV receiver does not have such an output, you'll need a converter. Then you would provide audio from the the DirecTV receiver RCA audio jacks to the audio IN on the monitor, with a remote controlled volume control in between. Do you want to do all that?

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mdenyse
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Posted - 06/26/2012 :  2:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

The DirecTV box is actually analog (non HD) so I'm running the RCA cables into an RCA/HDMI converter box, so I can put this volume controller box in the mix. I'm really looking for someone to tell me (a) does a beast exist and (b) and point me to a link where I can buy this device.
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Posted - 06/26/2012 :  2:19:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.apogeekits.com/remote_volume_control_mk164.htm
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http://www.smarthome.com/29111/OnQ-F7399-WH-Cat-5-Audio-Amplified-Volume-Control-w-IR-White/p.aspx
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Posted - 06/26/2012 :  8:17:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You could use a receiver, but not sure how you would connect this to your monitor. If you had one that converted A and V to HDMI then you are set. This will cost you a bit. The other option is to use a sound bar. After researching them, inexpensive models, I went to a store, but they did not have one I wanted. My parents picked up a Vizio model for me that included a remote at a store where you have to show a membership card to get in that did not Cost a lot. It works pretty well. You could run audio from the dtv to the sound bar. You would still have the video conversion connection to contend with.
Last thought is to get a new Dtv eceiver with hdmi. I dont hav.e dtv but I did a quick search and it looks like here is no built in volume control, much like TiVo
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