Hi all,

I bought an IR7243W from lets automate some time ago.

Although it serves me well to control my devices, I've found that it occasionally locks up when receiving IR commands.

My understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) is that some devices do genuinly exhibit this behaviour... perhaps it's a 'feature' of X10 controllers. THe only work around is to get off the sofa and manually flick the switch... not very wife friendly!

I wish to get something a little more reliable.... I plan to implment curtain control and I would like something which is consistent on every occasion to pass WAF.

Could any of you suggest a controller which works reliably ? The ability to accept / send discretes would be a nice bonus.

Note that I also own a Xantech touchscreen device which I'm in the process of programming. I will eventually integrate this in with X10 so it would be better if any X10 receiver device would accept the IR directly through a cable rather than through a flashing wand.

Although I've looked at the Ocelot contoller (and heard great things about it), I don't want to mess around with down scaling Xantech's 12 V IR output to Ocelot's 5V. I realise this may narrow down my options to Xantech's own proprietry X10 controller... but is there anything else out there ?

Your X10 receiver experience would be greatly appreciated.