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  1. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    I remember when all phones had infrared transmitter/reciever but bluetooth seemed to have taken its place. Now with the new breed of phones, it seems to have become "trendy" again lol. Theyre boasting about how you can use them as a remote control for everything.
    Actualy, what i should maybe be asking is why tv remotes etc dont use bluetooth?

    This is maybe more suitable for the "random thoughts" thread lol sorry :beer:

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  2. Mackinon

    Mackinon Well-Known Member

    IR blaster is completely different from infrared sensor which use to be on old phone. it is ancient and slow technology which required close contact with devices to do data transfer.

    IR blaster is a sensor use for remote control only. not sure if it has any other applications.

    the latest versions of bluetooth are still ok but only for small files with few MB. the latest and best way to transfer files is using DLAN although it requires an external wifi connection between devices.
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  3. klinc

    klinc Well-Known Member

    My BluRay player allows me to control it with my phone over the local network. I get a remote control layout on my phone screen and use it like a regular remote.

    I think many devices with do this now.
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  4. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Everything is moving to wifi. Bluetooth is so 1994.
  5. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    ftfy ;):D
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  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Awesome :)
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  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Not another new abreviation :( what does "ftfy" mean lol??
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Problem is if, like us, you dont have a router or even home broadband :(
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    HTC is bringing IR back on the ONE. But except for TV remote control they're not sure what to do with it. :dontknow:

    I personally loved having a universal remote on my HP iPaq Pocket PC. I'd love one on my smartphone.
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  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    My old Nokia N95 symbian phone could set off shop-lifting alarms with a "python" app lol... would that have used infrared or its radio??
    If android have a BAROMETER, i think we should have infrared transmitter capable of changin the tv channel :)
  11. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    Fixed that for you ;)

    I was going to pm ya, but your inbox is full :p
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    D'oh. Thanks. Im messy with inboxes mate lol :)
  13. meyerweb

    meyerweb Well-Known Member

    Hey funky, what'd you get banned for on that other site?
  14. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Mostly for saying what i thought of its mods and staff i think... rule breaking although i dont behave any differntly on here than on there.
    They seem to prefer a forum of robots and IMO are pretty racist for an international site :thumbup:
  15. meyerweb

    meyerweb Well-Known Member

    Yeah, not much of a sense of humor over there.
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  16. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Ban runs out on the 2nd. Im not a very proud person but i have enough sense of dignity that i wont be using that forum again.
    I dont even download thier podcasts now as one of the mods/staff involved is in it :)

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