Greetings! I’ve been exploring various iOS-based remotes. I’ve narrowed things down.
Four questions I need answers to:
First question: I’m currently a Harmony Remote RF user and my issue revolves around Zone 2 and Zone 3 support in the Anthem AVM50v. In the supported device notes, it says that only Zone 1 is supported; however, I wanted to confirm that. If you all supported Zones 2 and 3 that would be a huge benefit. Currently, the Harmony Link does not do a good job of giving me flexibility and programming of the multi-zones.
I’ve downloaded the Roomie remote and it’s really slick. What you all did with the iTunes support is fantastic. That would save me the need to switch out of the remote software and use the Apple Remote App.
Second Question: I see that the iTach Ethernet to IR adapter is PoE compliant and want to confirm it just needs a 12v feed. I was looking at possibly pairing this with a D-link DWL-P200 PoE adapter to run with my current setup; the D-Link only supports 12v max.
Third Question: This is more mundane; I have a Scientific Atlanta Cable box and it has no RS-232 connection or discreet power on or power off. Thus, I keep it on all the time to avoid confusion with the remote. Is there any add-on with the roomie that would allow you to sense if the unit is on?
Fourth Question: Related to the above, I have the Anthem AVM50v, an Oppo BDP83, and a Monoprice HDMI matrix switch that have RS-232 support. I’d like to use RS-232 to determine off or on state since I assume that if I’m using an iPad and an iPhone, one will be unable to tell the on or off state of the units between devices. If that’s true, what is the best value solution for me to be able to control three RS-232 devices with the primary purpose of determining on or off state? From what I’m seeing in your store, there’s only a single RS-232 connection so I’d need three separate devices PLUS an IR blaster too?
Thanks for any help on this in helping me make a decision.