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Old 01-17-2010, 09:47 PM
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Which IR Receiver

I have a Harmony 890 and I need it to work with Sage. I need a USB IR receiver. I think the MCE IR receiver is about $20 and comes with a cheapo remote (which I'll never use) and the USB-UIRT is about $50. Why would I get the USB-UIRT at $50 if the MCE version is $20?

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:57 PM
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It looks like either product works with Sage in a generic way but the USB-UIRT seems easier to configure with Sage use.

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:09 AM
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I wouldn't necessarily agree about ease of setup, but I really like the USB UIRT because I can point the remote just in the general direction, and it rarely misses a command.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:24 AM
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Hopefully that won't be an issue because I intend to also use the 890's RF extender (right term?) and plug the IR blasters right in front of the UIRT. I have a very simple setup with only a TV and a Sage server needing controlling. So basically I only need the USB-UIRT to turn the TV on and off, that's it. It's only/always on video 1 and I don't use the volume or anything else. I should have gone the FireFly route and got an "all in one","works right out of the box" solution instead of an alle carte hodge podge that I have now. Ugh
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