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Trembirt
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Posted - 10/22/2010 :  10:15:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have 1 cable box for the LR and one for the MBR, both are the same model and manufacturer. I want to put them in the same location in a separate room in the house. I understand the concept of using IR, but if I do a 2 zone IR hub controlling both cable boxes, will I run into the problem of changing the channel on the LR cable box with the MBR remote since all of the equipment is the same? or do I have to use 2 separate hubs?

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Press2Esc
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Posted - 12/27/2010 :  5:55:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Along with the (data) commands you are sending via the IR unit (transmitter), each IR receiver receives unique control requests (data). These "requests" are made up of the command data (e.g., volume up, channel down, etc) and controlling unit's IR address (e.g., MBR CableBox, LR CableBox, MBR TV, etc). Make sense??

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Posted - 12/27/2010 :  6:33:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A multi-zone IR hub allows controlling the same set of device(s) from multiple locations. However, it cannot distinguish one identical device from another.

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Press2Esc
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Posted - 01/13/2011 :  6:14:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds to me like each IR "run" terminates to 2 separate cable boxes. So when you attach individual IR transmitters on each AV source, the IR signal should not affect the adjacent box. If the identical cables boxes sit directly on top of one another & the adjacent IR signal does affect the other cable box, extend a piece of wood or metal between the equipments IR sensor to block the "interference"...

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