Ok I have made the switch from Harmony link (#$%@) to Roomie. I just purchased my Ethernet adapter and I am doing my homework while I wait for it to arrive.
I have a brand new home theatre system in which the components are hidden in two places. Most are in a closed built-in cabinet to the left of the TV but my media server is in a separate room down the hall with my home Ethernet switch and the like. The location of my media server is not really a problem as I have a remote IR cable in place but it does need to supplied with a dedicated emitter.
After having so many problems with my Harmony Link system I have reverted to a traditional IR repeater and the use of standard component remotes for now and my Wife is very comfortable with this setup (go figure!) as she only uses the Sat remote to turn on the TV and amp and change channels. She has an I-phone and I-pad so I am hoping the new system will be more to her liking.
Here is my predicament:
I want to retain the IR repeater to keep the standard remotes available for “basic users” who simply want to watch cable tv without a ISO device but I want the roomie system to also control all my IR equipment. All the equipment is behind closed doors so traditional IR inputs will not work. What is the recommended setup?
I am considering leaving the existing IR repeater in place and simply using a single emitter from the roomie Ethernet adapter to feed signals to the exiting receiver but I am concerned about daisy chaining the two systems and the effect on reliability of the signal.
Is there a way to set up a simple ir receiver to the Ethernet adapter so my standard remotes will continue to operate? Some other forum topics seem to indicate this but have no specific information.
Can I use a custom cable to convert the emitter signal of the Ethernet adapter to a receiver signal of my existing IR Adapter?
Any help you can offer would be great. I would like to get this all back up and working. Having six remotes laid out in my new family room is bothering me!