HD 101: IR blasters, HDMI-CEC, RS-232 and IP control

Ben is back with another one of the HD 101 series, this time focusing on device control.  Most of it will be old hat to MissingRemote readers, but you might learn a thing or two.


The problem is the devices just aren’t designed to work together, but
that isn’t because the industry hasn’t tried. All the political reasons
aside the technology to let your cable box carry on a two way
conversation with your TV and other equipment does exist. So we’re going
to explain what’s out there. If you’ve ever wondered how you can gain
more control over your gear using everything from an IR blaster to
sending TCP commands via IP