I have a new Samsung F8500 that is hooked up to my HR44 and all of my audio and video equipment in a central media closet in another room. How should I hook up the IR blaster from the Samsung TV so that it will control the HR44?
I use a universal remote (MX-900) that sends is capable of sending IR to any of the devices in the media closet and I can operate the HR44 fine - but if I want to use the smart functions of the Samsung TV I would like to be able to also control the HR44.
As a starting point, it would be great to just be able to get the Samsung Remote Control to control the HR44 - but after I program it through the set-up prompts on the TV, it does not appear to be able to send the appropriate IR signal to the HR 44. Meaning, that after I program that Samsung remote I took it into the media room and pointed it at the HR44 but it would not control anything even directly in front of the HR44.
Of course, ultimately, I guess I am trying to figure out how to transmit the IR signal output from the Samsung TV (that is supposed to control the HR44 - if it were right next to the TV) to the media closet where the HR44 is actually located.
The HDMI extender that I use to get the signal from the HR44 to the TV (via Cat5e) has an IR blaster function and I was thinking maybe there's a way to connect that to the Samsung Smart TV - but haven't quite got that noodled through.
Any thoughts or suggestions are much appreciated.