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General IR Blaster

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scottdog129, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. scottdog129

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    I've heard about this. What exactly is it and do I have it on my GS3? I downloaded a remote control app and wanted to use it. Is this even possible?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. GTWalling

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  3. scottdog129

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    Thanks much!
     
  4. scottdog129

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    Ive actually read through that. Not a lot of info as it doesnt really say what it is or how to use it??
     
  5. Mabashi

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    I didn't think the Galaxy S 3 had an IR Blaster
     
  6. scottdog129

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    Is it an app? If so, then I dont. I just dont know anything about it.
     
  7. Mabashi

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    its a hardware part that lets it send signals to tvs, blu ray players etc. Infrared blaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not vary many phones have it and i'm pretty sure the galaxy s 3 doesn't have it built in. Just having the app itself doesn't do anything without the hardware.
     
  8. ylexot

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    The S3 does not have an IR emitter. You might be able to find one that plugs into the headphone jack and works with an app, but I don't know.
     
  9. scottdog129

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    Thanks, guys. Maybe thats why its been difficult to figure it out. I dont have one! :)
     

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