Walk into your home Theater, press the "Movie" button and the lights come on bright, the TV or monitor wakes up, your audio / video receiver comes to life, source is selected to DVD and the DVD tray opens. You place your favorite movie in the tray and then sit down to enjoy the show. You select "play" on your IR remote and the DVD tray closes, the overhead lights slowly dim and the ceiling fan turns on. The wall lighting ramps up slowly to its ambiance level and the movie begins. Does this sound like the home theater that you have been wanting. Look no further. This two way Insteon to IR to Insteon converter and IR blaster, with the addition of a couple dimmers and a keypad can accomplish all this sophistication for well under $300. Do it yourself easily or have us talk you through it. You and your friends will be impressed! Here are the specifics of the EZUIRT's functions:
EZUIRT is a multi-functional device that a) converts signals from IR remote controllers into INSTEON and X10, b) converts INSTEON commands into IR signals, and c) distributes the IR signals received through up to eight external emitters (IR Blaster function.) This versatility allows control of anything connected to an INSTEON or X10 network with the same remotes used with audio-visual/entertainment equipment. As an X10 transceiver, your EZUIRT receives and decodes all 256 X10 addresses from an IR remote and sends them over the power line, replacing the IR543 or IR543H. In INSTEON mode, any X10 address or IR code can be setup to send INSTEON group commands (up to 40 groups) or broadcast messages to control single or multiple INSTEON devices. EZUIRT is also an IR sender, capable of converting INSTEON commands to IR codes that your A/V equipment can readily understand. A built-in IR sensor can be bypassed with an included external one allowing placement flexibility.