I have a good deal of legacy equipment and will need to use many IR taps. I searched the Forum and remain confused as to exactly how to pull off using Roomie to control my home theater. Here’s the equipment I have:
- Pioneer VSX-94TXH - Amp
- Motorola DCH-3416 - Cable Box
- JVC RS-1 - Projector
- Sony BDP-s570 - Bluray
- Sony CDP-C445 - CD Player
- Luxman DZ-121 - CD Player
- Sony STR-DE897 - Amp
In a large vertical rack I’m not believing the IR Blaster could hit enough devices to make the difference so I’m better off using IR bugs on these devices. I currently use a Logitech 1000 to control everything and it works pretty well (always had trouble with IR timing and battery problems); but the device is on its last legs and it’s time to upgrade.
So… if I order a Roomie Blaster Ethernet kit, a 10 device license, a Xantech Compatibility Cable, and a Xantech 791-44 will I be good to go? How exactly does the Roomie 3 port adapter interface with the Xantech device? - hook the compatibility cable to a port and connect as input to the Xantech? Do I need Roomie IR bugs or can I use the box full or red IR bugs I have (IR is IR, right)?
I have remotes for all the devices listed above except the Luxman… that might make like interesting (would hate to give this device up).
I appreciate any guidance you can provide as I dive into this project.
Cheers - TY