View Full Version : Advantages to using the IR passthrough vs Girder
April 28th, 2003, 01:46 PM
Can someone advise me if there are any advantages to use the IR passthrough instead of the Girder integration? I know that Girder potentially has some additional installation complexity, but are there any other performance or functionality advantages for using the passthrough?
I currently have Girder setup and working with Netremote. Is there any reason why I may want to consider using the NRIRServ?
April 28th, 2003, 04:37 PM
Well, if you have an IR emitter that Netremote supports for passsthrough, like the SLink-E or Redrat3, I don't see any advanatges to it. If you don't, then there may be software support for the emitter in girder that can be used to send IR.
Note that as far as I know, there is no "passthrough" through girder. That is, right now, you have to tell Netremote to send a girder event, and then map that event in girder to the sending of an IR code. So you can't just use the CCF's IR code info loaded into netremote and then send that to girder in a way that girder can send it.
There is a bug right now in the netremote software that seems to scramble some IR codes. So if you have girder you may be able to program it as a workaround to the bug, but once the bug is found, I think most folks will go back to a "pure" model of operation.
April 28th, 2003, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the feedback!
I think I may not have explained my question clearly though.
I am currently using Girder, and have everything working. I wanted to know if there would be any advantage (functionality or performance) for me to use the NRIRServ instead of the Girder though.
I am currently using the USB-UIRT, and I saw there was some activity on the forum about getting this device to work with the NRIRServ and I wanted to know if this is something I should be following.
April 28th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Advantage for tohse of us who have IR codes arleady bulit into a CCF (there are hundreds of thousands of us) we don't have to re-learn code or re-program macros... with passthrough it just works...
April 28th, 2003, 09:42 PM
Another big consideration is if one wants to maintain a pronto and netremote configuration at the same time. With pass through it is plug an play, otherwise, you have to teach three commands (IR to Pronto, IR to IR transceiver, and TCP to Girder)...
June 3rd, 2003, 02:29 PM
Another advantage of using NRIRServ is support for 'holding down' a button. In working on the USB-UIRT plugin I became aware that this is a major feature for things like volume controls, etc.
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