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RE: reducing power of IR emitter?



Good idea - will try that next - although I've not found a tape yet
that doesn't get really sticky and gooey over time...

Paul.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Dean Barrett
> Sent: 20 April 2010 14:05
> To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [ukha_d] reducing power of IR emitter?
>
> Black Electricians Tape :)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of
> Paul Gale
> Sent: 20 April 2010 13:27
> To: 'ukha_d@xxxxxxx'
> Subject: [ukha_d] reducing power of IR emitter?
>
> I'm using my Russound CAV6.6 units to distribute IR to node0.
>
> I've just put the new Acer Revo with XBMC in there and have a stick on
> emitter on the MCE remote USB dongle. Unfortunately, it appears that
> the
> Harmony One (and to some extent, the original MCE remote), through
this
> system is swamping the receiver resulting in very unreliable
> keypresses. If
> I aim the remote at the curtains behind me, it's more successful.
Hence
> I
> believe the remote is just too powerful in this configuration.
>
> So, what are the normal methods to overcome this? I've tried some ND
> filter
> gel between emitter and USB dongle, but even with 8 pieces, it still
> seems
> too powerful. The MCE remote and dongle is from "AIM" -
maybe just not
> a
> good design???
>
> I'm using the Russound 857 IR connecting block BTW.
>
> Could I hack the emitter and place a resistor in series?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Paul.
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