A couple of the devices in my home theater installation have back panel “IR” input ports for 3.5mm plugs (e.g., the NAD T757 receiver, and the Oppo BDP 95 blu-ray player). The receiver also has an IR-out port, which the NAD manual says can be used as an IR repeater.
Is the iTach IP2IR unit compatible with these devices? That is, can I use a standard 3.5mm cable between the ITach unit and the devices? If so, does each device need to be connected directly to the iTach unit, or can I run a cable from the iTach to the receiver, and from the IR-out port of the receiver to the IR input port of the Oppo?
On a related note, being able to use the legacy remotes may be useful when we have guests who don’t have iPhones or iPads. If I use this sort of direct connection set up, will I be able to use the legacy IR remote control units supplied by the respective device manufacturers along with the Roomie Remote/iTach system? I note that the Oppo manual says that the IR receiver on the front panel of the Oppo blu-ray unit is disabled when the the IR port on the back is plugged in. It is not clear to me whether the NAD receiver disables IR front panel input when the back panel ports are plugged in (if not, using the NAD as a repeater seems like a good idea).
I have not seen anything on the Roomie Remote website indicating whether you can still use the legacy remote controls if you have attached the IR emitters to the IR inputs on the front of the devices. If so, that would solve the problem. My concern is that if you stick an emitter on the IR receiver, the IR receiver won’t be able to see IR signals coming from any other source. So, the question is, can you still use the legacy remotes if you use the emitter cables supplied with the iTach unit?