Roomie: A RedEye Alternative

Filed Under (Comment) by Greg on 24-12-2012

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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...

RedEye #0: Notes

Filed Under (How To) by Greg on 22-12-2012

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Things learned about RedEye. Read more...

RedEye #6: Testing IP Control Codes

Filed Under (How To) by Greg on 22-12-2012

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

RedEye #5: Receive a Message from VSX via IP

Filed Under (How To) by Greg on 22-12-2012

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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...

RedEye #4: Connect to Pioneer VSX via IP

Filed Under (How To) by Greg on 22-12-2012

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

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

Filed Under (How To) by Greg on 18-12-2012

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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...

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

Filed Under (How To) by Greg on 18-12-2012

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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...

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

Filed Under (How To) by Greg on 18-12-2012

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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...