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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2004-04-14, 07:42
Does squeezebox have talkabck IR? I've gotten
used to my Xantech IR repeaters having a little
red LED that blinks back at me when an IR command
has been received. Slimp3 doesn't do talkback, but
it's pretty obvious when you press a button - at
least when using the devices as intended - which
brings me to my next question.

It seems like I could use the squeezebox as a
remote IR receiver. Can I somehow make my slimserver
an IR repeater/hub kind of thing so that I could
control the rest of my whole house a/v setup? The path
would be through the squeezebox to the server and then
out to the xantech repeater to control a DVD player, VCR,
DVR, tuner, amp, whatever.

Has someone done this? Was all the talk about xAP
related to this? I've looked at it, but I can't seem to
find any info on an IR piece that emits a signal that I
could install in my server.

Thanks,
Paul

Max Adamiec
2004-04-14, 07:55
The xap-slimserver connector definately sends out "alien" IR commands as
unique xAP messages.
Can you ask this over at xap-automation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xap_automation/
Someone may already have this setup.

Max

----- Original Message -----
From: "PAUL WILLIAMSON" <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 3:42 PM
Subject: [slim] Talkback IR


> Does squeezebox have talkabck IR? I've gotten
> used to my Xantech IR repeaters having a little
> red LED that blinks back at me when an IR command
> has been received. Slimp3 doesn't do talkback, but
> it's pretty obvious when you press a button - at
> least when using the devices as intended - which
> brings me to my next question.
>
> It seems like I could use the squeezebox as a
> remote IR receiver. Can I somehow make my slimserver
> an IR repeater/hub kind of thing so that I could
> control the rest of my whole house a/v setup? The path
> would be through the squeezebox to the server and then
> out to the xantech repeater to control a DVD player, VCR,
> DVR, tuner, amp, whatever.
>
> Has someone done this? Was all the talk about xAP
> related to this? I've looked at it, but I can't seem to
> find any info on an IR piece that emits a signal that I
> could install in my server.
>
> Thanks,
> Paul
>
>

Max Adamiec
2004-04-17, 05:53
Might this be of any use?
http://www.redrat.co.uk/start.htm
Or there's a RS232 to IR module from Xantech
http://www.xantech.com/


You've given me some lovely control ideas for my own setup :-)
I'm thinking for myself:-

slimserver IR xAP event -> homseer software -> comfort IR output
or
slimserver IR xAP event -> xAP comfort -> comfort IR output

Max


----- Original Message -----
From: "PAUL WILLIAMSON" <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 3:42 PM
Subject: [slim] Talkback IR


> Does squeezebox have talkabck IR? I've gotten
> used to my Xantech IR repeaters having a little
> red LED that blinks back at me when an IR command
> has been received. Slimp3 doesn't do talkback, but
> it's pretty obvious when you press a button - at
> least when using the devices as intended - which
> brings me to my next question.
>
> It seems like I could use the squeezebox as a
> remote IR receiver. Can I somehow make my slimserver
> an IR repeater/hub kind of thing so that I could
> control the rest of my whole house a/v setup? The path
> would be through the squeezebox to the server and then
> out to the xantech repeater to control a DVD player, VCR,
> DVR, tuner, amp, whatever.
>
> Has someone done this? Was all the talk about xAP
> related to this? I've looked at it, but I can't seem to
> find any info on an IR piece that emits a signal that I
> could install in my server.
>
> Thanks,
> Paul
>
>
>
>