Archive for December, 2012

Roomie: A RedEye Alternative

While dealing with some RedEye quirks, I stumbled across iRule. It occurred to me that there have been some significant changes in the home A/V control landscape since I first install ThinkFlood’s RedEye a few years ago. Read more...

December 24, 2012 • Tags: , • Posted in: Comment • No Comments

RedEye #0: Notes

Things learned about RedEye. Read more...

December 22, 2012 • Tags: , , • Posted in: How To • No Comments

RedEye #6: Testing IP Control Codes

Knowing what a device returns after a command is received (sent by redid), helps design a control strategy. Read more...

December 22, 2012 • Tags: , , • Posted in: How To • No Comments

RedEye #5: Receive a Message from VSX via IP

After completing RedEye: Connect to Pioneer VSX via IP, the RedEye is already receiving messages from the VSX.
Unfortunately, the VSX sends messages that may be longer than expected. This makes using the received messages more complicated than might otherwise be expected.
The issue addressed here is how to display what the VSX is sending out. This will give a better idea as to how to proceed using using the received messages.
The technique outlined here is generic in that it can be used to monitor any IP port via RedEye. Read more...

December 22, 2012 • Tags: , , • Posted in: How To • No Comments

RedEye #4: Connect to Pioneer VSX via IP

To proceed, you must have the following for the VSX: Read more...

December 22, 2012 • Tags: , , • Posted in: How To • No Comments

RedEye #3: AirPort Utility 5.x – Reserving an IP address for a client on your local network

Over time, a device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address can change unless you establish a reserved address within your router. With a reserved IP address, RedEye can maintain a reliable communications link with the device (client). Read more...

December 18, 2012 • Tags: , , • Posted in: How To • No Comments

RedEye #2: AirPort Utility 6.x – Reserving an IP address for a client on your local network

Over time, a device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address can change unless you establish a reserved address within your router. With a reserved IP address, RedEye can maintain a reliable communications link with the device (client). Read more...

December 18, 2012 • Tags: , , , • Posted in: How To • No Comments

RedEye #1: Pioneer Receiver Network Settings (VSX-1121-K)

For the VSX to be controlled externally via IP, you must turn on Network Standby and determine the port number and MAC address. Read more...

December 18, 2012 • Tags: , • Posted in: How To • No Comments