IR Question: IR IN on back of A/V Receiver

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  1. TomK

    TomK Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey all,

    If I were to use a SwitchLinc, which of course has mini-plugs on the back, could I use a cable with mini-plugs on both ends to plug into the back of my receiver that has a IR IN mini recepticle? Is that how it could work or do you have to use stck on emitters? If so, what is the IR IN on the receiver for?

    Thanks much,

    Tom
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Not sure what you’re trying to accomplish here, Tom, especially with the SwithLinc (whatever that is). However, if the jack on the HT receiver is labeled “IR In,” I would automatically assume it is for a remote IR receiver that would allow the HT receiver to be placed behind closed doors or in a remote location (IR emmitters would plug into an "IR Out" jack). You might check the HT receiver’s manual to be sure.

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  3. JeremyZ

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    What kind of receiver is it?
     
  4. SamRoza

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    Actually Wayne, what I've seen with most Receivers with IR connectors on them(my experience was with Kenwood), it's so you can use your Receiver to control other pieces of equipment.

    Just my experience...not sure what this poster wants, really.

    Sam
     
  5. GregH

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    The IR in on components are used for 2 different things:

    1. A main piece like the receiver can control all the other pieces of the same brand.

    2. Control systems can use these to send IR to individual components without having to run an emitter to the front of the piece plus it eliminates the chance of an IR signal bouncing off a glass door and the chance of a signal not reaching it's destination due to sunlight.

    I can't remember all the proprietary names that companies use, but "s-link" on Sony is one. They're all the same thing though.
     
  6. TomK

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    Thanks guys. I was away for TDay.

     

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