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IR remote control conflict

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by N_Cook, Jun 6, 2011.

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  1. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest

    2 different makes of set-top box mutually affected on some controls between
    each controller.
    Extending the IR LED out by 2x 20 foot wires and fitted over the Rx of its
    associated box - would that work? going back to the days of wired r/c.
    Any other ideas - eg differently angled matt black shrouds of each Rx
     
  2. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Try Fibre Optics?
     
  3. Why not just put the boxes at a substantial distance from each other? This
    should prevent them from seeing the "wrong" control.

    I wish you would learn how to write a simple declarative sentence. Is this
    too much to ask? I'm tired of having to struggle through your posts.
     
  4. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest


    One advantage of wired remotes is they do not get lost down the sofa or end
    up in another room, you can always follow the wire. As long as there is a
    non-trip-over route for the wire.
    Then I suppose increasing the dropper R for the LED rather than insulation
    tape IR attenuator then rare battery replacement required.
     
  5. The simplest and cheapest way to do this is simply to separate the boxes --
    one to the far left, the other to the far right. (Cables aren't exactly
    expensive.) This should provide sufficient isolation. If not, you can put
    cardboad hoods around the sensors.

    Why make something complicated that doesn't need to be complicated?

    Cost: longer cables Difficulty: very, very low
     
  6. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    Just put a tag of black vinyl tape over the sensor window on the deck
    that's recording.
     
  7. Available at http://www.blinking vcrs.com

    Jeff
     
  8. Sony had three VCR codes, so that Beta, VHS, and 8mm machines could be used
    without mutual interference. Of course, you could operate machines of the
    same format on different codes.

    Check to see whether your VCRs offer multiple codes.
     
  9. Non-sequitur. The only thing preventing one from being moved is longer
    cables.
     
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