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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-04-07, 08:37
Does the headphone jack of the SB2 output the IR
codes it receives by default? I'm trying to reduce the
clutter around my TV, and I've got a "dinky link"
IR receiver sitting right next to my SB. If the
SB2 geekport can "blast" out an IR signal, I could
just get one of these:

http://www.smarthome.com/8171s.html

and eliminate the dinky link for use someplace
else. The device I want to control is in a
cabinet, but not having a separate IR sensor
and using the SB2 instead would just be that
much "geekier." Plus, my wife would enjoy
having one less ugly black box cluttering
everything up.

Does the male jack of this thing even fit into
the headphone jack? I'm guessing it does,
as the specs say it's a 1/8" jack and that's what
the SB2 headphone jack is.

Thanks,
Paul

seanadams
2005-04-07, 09:19
Geekport software is not done, but yes, you'll be able to plug a
standard 1/8" IR blaster into the headphone port.

At the moment, we are almost done with basic blasting capability, where
the server sends commands to the Squeezebox2. Pass-through, macros,
triggers and other things are possible down the road.

Blasting support is planned for 6.1 - right now we are only putting in
bug fixes.



On Apr 7, 2005, at 8:37 AM, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:

> Does the headphone jack of the SB2 output the IR
> codes it receives by default? I'm trying to reduce the
> clutter around my TV, and I've got a "dinky link"
> IR receiver sitting right next to my SB. If the
> SB2 geekport can "blast" out an IR signal, I could
> just get one of these:
>
> http://www.smarthome.com/8171s.html
>
> and eliminate the dinky link for use someplace
> else. The device I want to control is in a
> cabinet, but not having a separate IR sensor
> and using the SB2 instead would just be that
> much "geekier." Plus, my wife would enjoy
> having one less ugly black box cluttering
> everything up.
>
> Does the male jack of this thing even fit into
> the headphone jack? I'm guessing it does,
> as the specs say it's a 1/8" jack and that's what
> the SB2 headphone jack is.
>
> Thanks,
> Paul
>
>

seanadams
2005-04-07, 09:19
Geekport software is not done, but yes, you'll be able to plug a
standard 1/8" IR blaster into the headphone port.

At the moment, we are almost done with basic blasting capability, where
the server sends commands to the Squeezebox2. Pass-through, macros,
triggers and other things are possible down the road.

Blasting support is planned for 6.1 - right now we are only putting in
bug fixes.



On Apr 7, 2005, at 8:37 AM, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:

> Does the headphone jack of the SB2 output the IR
> codes it receives by default? I'm trying to reduce the
> clutter around my TV, and I've got a "dinky link"
> IR receiver sitting right next to my SB. If the
> SB2 geekport can "blast" out an IR signal, I could
> just get one of these:
>
> http://www.smarthome.com/8171s.html
>
> and eliminate the dinky link for use someplace
> else. The device I want to control is in a
> cabinet, but not having a separate IR sensor
> and using the SB2 instead would just be that
> much "geekier." Plus, my wife would enjoy
> having one less ugly black box cluttering
> everything up.
>
> Does the male jack of this thing even fit into
> the headphone jack? I'm guessing it does,
> as the specs say it's a 1/8" jack and that's what
> the SB2 headphone jack is.
>
> Thanks,
> Paul
>
>

John Gorst
2005-04-08, 06:54
Sean Adams wrote:
>
> Geekport software is not done, but yes, you'll be able to plug a
> standard 1/8" IR blaster into the headphone port.
>
> At the moment, we are almost done with basic blasting capability, where
> the server sends commands to the Squeezebox2. Pass-through, macros,
> triggers and other things are possible down the road.
>
> Blasting support is planned for 6.1 - right now we are only putting in
> bug fixes.

Will this doable on SBG1?

Will xpl messages be able to get the SB to send IR commands?

Cheers

>
>
>
> On Apr 7, 2005, at 8:37 AM, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>
>> Does the headphone jack of the SB2 output the IR
>> codes it receives by default? I'm trying to reduce the
>> clutter around my TV, and I've got a "dinky link"
>> IR receiver sitting right next to my SB. If the
>> SB2 geekport can "blast" out an IR signal, I could
>> just get one of these:
>>
>> http://www.smarthome.com/8171s.html
>>
>> and eliminate the dinky link for use someplace
>> else. The device I want to control is in a
>> cabinet, but not having a separate IR sensor
>> and using the SB2 instead would just be that
>> much "geekier." Plus, my wife would enjoy
>> having one less ugly black box cluttering
>> everything up.
>>
>> Does the male jack of this thing even fit into
>> the headphone jack? I'm guessing it does,
>> as the specs say it's a 1/8" jack and that's what
>> the SB2 headphone jack is.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
>>
>>

dean
2005-04-08, 09:04
On Apr 8, 2005, at 6:54 AM, John Gorst wrote:

> Sean Adams wrote:
>> Geekport software is not done, but yes, you'll be able to plug a
>> standard 1/8" IR blaster into the headphone port.
>> At the moment, we are almost done with basic blasting capability,
>> where the server sends commands to the Squeezebox2. Pass-through,
>> macros, triggers and other things are possible down the road.
>> Blasting support is planned for 6.1 - right now we are only putting
>> in bug fixes.
>
> Will this doable on SBG1?
Alas no, the original Squeezebox doesn't have the necessary hardware.

> Will xpl messages be able to get the SB to send IR commands?
That's one planned feature, through the server software.

-dean

>> On Apr 7, 2005, at 8:37 AM, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>>> Does the headphone jack of the SB2 output the IR
>>> codes it receives by default? I'm trying to reduce the
>>> clutter around my TV, and I've got a "dinky link"
>>> IR receiver sitting right next to my SB. If the
>>> SB2 geekport can "blast" out an IR signal, I could
>>> just get one of these:
>>>
>>> http://www.smarthome.com/8171s.html
>>>
>>> and eliminate the dinky link for use someplace
>>> else. The device I want to control is in a
>>> cabinet, but not having a separate IR sensor
>>> and using the SB2 instead would just be that
>>> much "geekier." Plus, my wife would enjoy
>>> having one less ugly black box cluttering
>>> everything up.
>>>
>>> Does the male jack of this thing even fit into
>>> the headphone jack? I'm guessing it does,
>>> as the specs say it's a 1/8" jack and that's what
>>> the SB2 headphone jack is.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Paul
>>>
>>>

max barker
2005-04-09, 06:00
It would be nice if there was support for IR blasting over the CLI, then
the xAP slimserver connector could support it too.

Max Barker

http://www.xapframework.net

>
>> Will xpl messages be able to get the SB to send IR commands?
>
> That's one planned feature, through the server software.
>
> -dean
>