Remote Plugs in the back of components

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Ok - this may sound like a stupid question - but here goes.
In the back of my componets is a little jack labeled remote (or something
like that)  its about the size of the small head phone jacks for walkmans.
Can someone tell me how these work?
It almost seems like I can link all my components to a central "black box"
or something that I can use to remote control them.

Right now I have all my components in a closet on different shelves.  I have
a rat shack IR transmitter (the little triangle thing ) by my screen and the
receiver in the closet.  For the most part I can get my components to work
w/ the execption of the CD changer (which is on the top right of the shelf)
If I move the receiver around the closet I can get it to work - but then
something else wont.

Anycase - was wondering if this would help me at all.

Thanks,
Rob

You can reply to me at
r_b_v at v_e_r_z_e_r_a doht c_o_m
(remove the _ to get the address)




Re: Remote Plugs in the back of components


iT WILL WORK but you need all of your componets to be made by the same
manufacturer.
They put these little jacks on the back of their stuff in the hope that it
will convince you to buy all of your gear using their  connector, which
means buying all of their brand
Now their could be an universal standard for such a feature but theres no
such thing for the same reason that there's no such thing as a universal
remote code set, mainly that the manufacturers are all assholes who are more
concerned with their own deal than yours
> Ok - this may sound like a stupid question - but here goes.
> In the back of my componets is a little jack labeled remote (or something
> like that)  its about the size of the small head phone jacks for walkmans.
> Can someone tell me how these work?
> It almost seems like I can link all my components to a central "black box"
> or something that I can use to remote control them.
>
> Right now I have all my components in a closet on different shelves.  I
have
> a rat shack IR transmitter (the little triangle thing ) by my screen and
the
> receiver in the closet.  For the most part I can get my components to work
> w/ the execption of the CD changer (which is on the top right of the
shelf)
> If I move the receiver around the closet I can get it to work - but then
> something else wont.
>
> Anycase - was wondering if this would help me at all.
>
> Thanks,
> Rob
>
> You can reply to me at
> r_b_v at v_e_r_z_e_r_a doht c_o_m
> (remove the _ to get the address)
>
>




Re: Remote Plugs in the back of components


In Sound & Vision magazine a few years ago, there was an announcement
of a universal connection system that would work across many brands of
home audio gear, but I don't know what became of that idea.

In the US, nobody seems to care about that sort of thing. Most people
don't know about the systems like SR, S-Link, Compu Link etc. that I
mentioned previously in this thread. Brands that offer these systems
don't advertise them. I don't think US consumers care about these
features. I've tried them a little and liked them a lot.

It's surprising to me that the brands don't promote these systems more,
because these systems create an incentive for a consumer to shop within
one brand.



Re: Remote Plugs in the back of components


Rob V wrote:
> Ok - this may sound like a stupid question - but here goes.
> In the back of my componets is a little jack labeled remote (or something
> like that)  its about the size of the small head phone jacks for walkmans.
> Can someone tell me how these work?
> It almost seems like I can link all my components to a central "black box"
> or something that I can use to remote control them.
>
> Right now I have all my components in a closet on different shelves.  I have
> a rat shack IR transmitter (the little triangle thing ) by my screen and the
> receiver in the closet.  For the most part I can get my components to work
> w/ the execption of the CD changer (which is on the top right of the shelf)
> If I move the receiver around the closet I can get it to work - but then
> something else wont.
>
> Anycase - was wondering if this would help me at all.
>
> Thanks,
> Rob
>
> You can reply to me at
> r_b_v at v_e_r_z_e_r_a doht c_o_m
> (remove the _ to get the address)
>
>
Are all of your components the same brand?  What brand are they?


Re: Remote Plugs in the back of components


When you  use these jacks from out to in in to out etc, It allows you
to point the remote at the recevier infrared sensor and operate the the
other components. Some times those component don't have thier own
remote control, but they will work from the master remote that came
with your receiver, sometimes it's called sr or systems remote. But
they have to be connected using those jacks



They all have to be the same brand

It it similar to to you pyramid remote extender it allow you to put
components in places where the remote might not be able reach, like in
a closed cabinet.

If you had a dvd changer hidden in a cabinet with the doors closed
those jacks could be used to operate the remote for the DVD changer by
pointing  the remote at your receiver.



Re: Remote Plugs in the back of components



Archer wrote:
> When you  use these jacks from out to in in to out etc, It allows you
> to point the remote at the recevier infrared sensor and operate the
the
> other components. Some times those component don't have thier own
> remote control, but they will work from the master remote that came
> with your receiver, sometimes it's called sr or systems remote. But
> they have to be connected using those jacks

Correct. A few examples:

Pioneer: SR

Sony: S-Link

JVC: Compu Link or AV Compu Link (I have a little experience with
this.)

I think Onkyo and other brands probably have similar systems.

> They all have to be the same brand

Agree.

> It it similar to to you pyramid remote extender it allow you to put
> components in places where the remote might not be able reach, like
in
> a closed cabinet.
>
> If you had a dvd changer hidden in a cabinet with the doors closed
> those jacks could be used to operate the remote for the DVD changer
by
> pointing  the remote at your receiver.

Agree, but I think the main advantage of these connectors is that they
keep the hardware in synch and operating as one system. For example, if
all your JVC gear is connected to each other via JVC's AV Compu Link
connections, when you put a DVD into your JVC DVD player and press
"Play," your JVC receiver and TV will automatically power up and go to
their correct input and output settings.

This is great if you like convenience and don't want to fuss with a lot
of settings every time you want to enjoy DVD, VHS, TV, CD, FM, etc.
It's also nice if you have a family or other people who want to use
your gear and those folks don't want to mess with a lot of confusing
settings.

However, none of these systems from any maker gets much advertising or
attention in the US. Consumers who care about having home AV systems
work together use universal remotes instead.



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