Help!! Looking for IR receiver for Pioneer A/V receiver.

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  1. Timber

    Timber Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm trying to find an IR receiver used specifically for the multi-room function on Pioneer receivers. The model # is MR-100. It plugs into the back of the receiver for remote control from the zone 2 room. I've looked on Ebay, Pioneers website, Onecall.com, J&R and Parts Express. So far no joy. Has anyone with a Pioneer or Elite receiver (I have the 45TX) ever seen one of these? And if so, where? I'm beginning to wonder if Pioneer actually made them. If they did, they should make them easier to find.


    Thanks for the help.

    Tim
     
  2. Jon_Welker

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    Tim,

    It sounds like you're looking to control your 45TX with your remote from the second zone that you're running off of it. I have a 45TX as well, and have some outdoor speakers running off of the rear surrounds, and for using my remote outside I use these nifty little gadgets from www.smarthome.com called Powermids. They run about $40. They are 2 little pyramid deals, about 4" tall, and you put one in your 2nd zone, and the other in front of the 45TX. They both have to be plugged into the wall. The one in your 2nd zone coverts the IR signal from the remote to RF, then the 2nd powermid picks up the RF signal, converts back to IR for your receiver to pick up. This is the best, non-permanent, useful solution on the market I believe. It's literally plug and play!!!
     
  3. Timber

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    Jon,
    Thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention that I already use the pyramids for control from two zones. However, it only controls the master volume when the receiver is on and powering the speakers as A/B. It doesn't work with the multi-zone, multi-function (receiver off - multi-room on). The 45TX remote doesn't even control the multi-room function or volume. It can only be done on the front panel. I was thinking of trying one of the Niles remote IR pickups, but they only work with the Niles system and have bare wire on the ends. I need it to be a mini-plug. I'm having very little luck tracking down anything that will work. It's frustrating, because I remember having an old Pioneer receiver about ten years ago with the same remote room hookup option. It used the same model IR receiver and I could never find one then either. But I'll continue the search.

    Tim
     
  4. Andy_Steb

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    check out this site www dot russound dot com/ir_products.htm
    look at the 844. I think this is what harmon kardon uses for there multi-room ir reciever.

    ps. you will have to fix the link. the forum will not let me post links yet.
     
  5. Timber

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    Andy,
    I checked out that Russound. It looks like it will work. I'll try to find one online, hopefully from somewhere with a good return policy in case it doesn't work. Thanks for the tip. Still seems strange that Pioneer wouldn't have made one of these.

    Tim
     
  6. cuzin

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    Hello!
    I just aquired one of these MR-100 units and was about to list it on eBay...if your still interested please let me know. Please message any questions you may have. I can send pics and/or list it on eBay
    Regards!
    Vincent
    eBay: cuzvin
    eMail: vgcip@aol.com
     
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