PC Controlled Setup

Ben_2

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So i've set up a home theatreish system in my bedroom with a projector and the works but I want a one button solution to turn it all on, I can set up a universal remote and what not but there are still 2 issues

1. How do I get my computer to open chrome on the second display, Netflix, and then set it's sound to HDMI audio (usually goes through headphones)

2. The projector screen is one I bought off Ebay for like $150 surprisingly good video quality and conveniently motorised, The issue here is that the remote is an RF signal, ergo I cannot use any Universal Remote (at least none I can find) to lower it along with everything else.

The end games to put arduinos/raspberry pis and things in my blinds and have it close them as well but if I can't get these things to work then I'm in a bit of a rut.

Any assistance would be great if you want any further information let me know
 
I use a laptop with a projector as the second screen. If I shut down the PC with the projector still on the window will open on the projector when I boot the pc next time. Same seems to happen for audio. If the projector is off the video and audio defaults to the laptop screen & speakers. You could also try something like this to route audio.
https://github.com/audiorouterdev/audio-router
http://www.chevolume.com/
You could install something like one of these
https://www.amazon.com/RioRand-Wireless-Self-Lock-1-Channel-Controller/dp/B00KCFKY4U
to convert the screen to IR. You would have to get into the screen to do it and teach the code to a universal remote.
If your projector has a 12v trigger on it you could also use that to trip a relay to lower the screen. Would have to be wire from the projector to screen and you still have to get into the screen. It might not require any other hardware if the RF control trips an internal 12v relay.
 

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You could probably use Task Scheduler/Msconfig starup applications to open the programs automatically but im not sure about the specifics; such as which screen and setting HDMI to default sound
As for the "One button solution" i really think you will struggle to find that as they don't use the same signal as mentioned and the controls for both are completly different you could probably solder the ON/OFF cables of both devices together with an ON/OFF switch (or something that can be powered remotly, such as raspberryPI) but that would be a project for you to mess with to get right.
Im not really sure why you need all of this though as to save the extra >1 minute it takes to turn them on. Plus the time to set this up would probably be longer than 20 Years of doing this manually.
 
I use a laptop with a projector as the second screen. If I shut down the PC with the projector still on the window will open on the projector when I boot the pc next time. Same seems to happen for audio. If the projector is off the video and audio defaults to the laptop screen & speakers. You could also try something like this to route audio.
https://github.com/audiorouterdev/audio-router
http://www.chevolume.com/
You could install something like one of these
https://www.amazon.com/RioRand-Wireless-Self-Lock-1-Channel-Controller/dp/B00KCFKY4U
to convert the screen to IR. You would have to get into the screen to do it and teach the code to a universal remote.
If your projector has a 12v trigger on it you could also use that to trip a relay to lower the screen. Would have to be wire from the projector to screen and you still have to get into the screen. It might not require any other hardware if the RF control trips an internal 12v relay.
 
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