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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Duffin, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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    I find it really cool that the Note 3 has an IR Blaster. Unfortunately, the WatchOn app seems to be relatively barebones. Does anyone know of an app that more closely replicates the function of the Logitech harmony remotes? I know Harmony has an android app, but I'm not sure if it will work with a phone that has a built-in IR blaster or if it HAS to use the hardware piece you have to buy from them.

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  2. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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  3. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert

    I have a room with four TVs and six different satellite receivers and a couple of other IR controlled devices in it. Will that cope?
  4. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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    I'm pretty sure it will. I didn't see anything about a device number limit.
  5. bluenik25

    bluenik25 Well-Known Member

    Nice find! has anyone tried the Harmony remote thing?
  6. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert

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  7. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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    It's got a huge brand database, too. Even has my obscure Olevia brand TV. Normally, I have to try a bunch of other brands just to find one wit codes that work.
  8. taxiron1

    taxiron1 Well-Known Member

    what country are you planning to invade ?
  9. Geidroid

    Geidroid Member

    Will these apps and IR blaster work on an A/V Receiver?
    I know watch on is just TV or cable box

    Also, is it true the IR beam is narrow and you have to point
    it exactly at the IR receiver of your TV or component?
  10. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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    Here are the types listed in the app:

    Airconditioning and Heating
    Audio Video System
    DSLR Camera
    Game/Media Manager
    House Equipment
    Multizone System
    Set Top Box
    Video Processor

    If you have a specific brand you want me to check for you, I can do that.

    I've found that it has to be pointed toward the device you want to control, but it doesn't have to be pointed perfectly at the detector or anything. It seems to work like most remotes do.
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  11. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert

    I can tell you the "air conditioning" is a null entry. It was the first one I tried :(
  12. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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    Aw. I didn't even look. Guess it makes sense. I don't know how you'd run the A with an IR blaster
  13. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert

    News junkie. When there's something big going down they all get fired up from across that bit of the Clarke belt I can "see". Or of course now, you just use Twitter.

  14. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert

    You do. Three split units in separate rooms.
  15. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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    You have AC units that have IR receptors?
  16. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert


  17. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member
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    Oh, that's pretty cool! It reminds me of those new Thermostats that have wi-fi capability, so you can control them via Android device. Too bad they're soooo expensive.
  18. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert

    This is getting very off topic.

    I hate it over 21
  19. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Android Expert

    Sadly so far, that app has tried about 60 IR codes and has yet to get to grips with the first thing I tried it on - a Panasonic TV. Obviously, I should have bought a Samsung TV.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date was September 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 13MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3200mAh battery.

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