Logitech z623 remote control (IR & Wifi) – Hardware hack

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Haris on the Andrian blog shared this hack to get their sound system and tv to work nicely. Great post full of trial and error, there is a caveat at the top “Attention the following hack is performed in the hard way. Do not try this at home”

It was time to renew my TV at home with a new Samsung TV. The sad thing here is that the new TV doesn’t have analog audio jack output but digital optical and bluetooth. Using a digital optical audio output there is no option for source (TV) audio volume adjustment. If i connect my Logitech system using an optical -> analog adapter there will be no option for remote volume adjustment (as the audio system doesn’t have it’s own) which is not really handy while watching TV or movies. On the other hand using a bluetooth module reduces the audio quality in a noticeable factor using this sound system. The market trend is sound bars but as i already owned the Logitech Z623 sound system which i’m really satisfied with i didn’t want to change it. So i started thinking how i could make a remote control for the Z623 with as less as possible modifications on the factory setup.

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