Tim Allen on 23 Feb 2015 07:59:37 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] TV Remote Control Ideas Needed

I'd echo that Harmony is the way to go here... and while using a cheap tablet sounds cooler, don't forget that tactile feedback is incredibly useful, especially if you have a DVR and frequently fast forward commercials. Just last night, my TiVo remote ran out of batteries, so I downloaded a phone app while they were recharging.

It worked okay... except you have to look where to click on the phone screen, instead of the television screen. I did miss having the tactile feedback, for sure, and it wasn't anything I had ever thought of before I experienced the situation.



On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Casey Bralla <MailList@nerdworld.org> wrote:
I was hoping for a LED attachment and an android ap, but I guess nobody's
created such a creature yet.

I just ordered a Harmony, so I guess I'll be covered.   it would be much
cooler to have a cheap tablet for a remote though.  <sigh>

On Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:07:26 PM Will wrote:
> Rich,
> What you are proposing could easily be done with an arduino. As far as
> infrared on any android phones, one can wire up an it led to be powered
> from the head phone jack. One could write a simple app to drive it.

> >
> > Agree.  I'd certainly be interested if somebody knows of a DIY
> > solution (sounds like a great FOSS opportunity), but the real problem
> > is the hardware.  If you wanted something that fit in a 3x4x4 box with
> > an AC adapter I could probably think of a million ways to do this.  In
> > the more likely situation that you would like a remote that fits in
> > the palm of your hand, finding hardware to run it on is going to be
> > more difficult.
> >


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