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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cyberelex, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. cyberelex

    cyberelex Member
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    Anybody Know if there is a universal remote control app for android?
     

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  2. ScorpDX

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    EVO doesn't have infrared so remote control of what?
     
  3. cyberelex

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    Oh i didnt know that. Doesn't the iphone have a universal remote for Tvs ?
     
  4. tcope

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    :thinking::thinking::thinking::eek:

    Why would we care?
     
  5. josh_evo

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    LOL, exactly!!! :D
     
  6. freeza

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    Because, It's another feature to compare to the iPhone and we all LOVE THOSE! (I wasn't aware the iPhone had IR either)
     
  7. chuck78

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    It does not have an IR blaster on it. You have to buy a separate component for that. :rolleyes:
    The iPhone that is
     
  8. pgus13

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    He is probably thinking of the DirectTV app where you can set your DVR to record.

    If he isn't I want to see this iPhone with an IR blaster....LOL
     
  9. dan330

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    now that would be cool to have.

    Yes.. the new android phones dont have an IR led to control TV and similar devices.

    it would be a nice device to have. If a company can develop a device with bluetooth and IR signal abilities. Then any bluetooth device can send commands to it; then the device will then send IR commands to the devices (TV, DVD, TIVO, ... etc) you have.
     
  10. dandm4life

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    It would be sweet if they had an ir blaster.
     
  11. axisofoil

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    ...the proximity sensor works via IR, right? I smell a hack coming on...
     
  12. Skillet Liquor

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    I think some network-attached Blu Ray players (and other gadgets, like the Logitech Squeezebox line of music streamers) can be controlled with an iPhone/iPod/iPad via the intarwebs or teh wifis or something like that.

    No reason why we wouldn't see a similar app for Android, but there can be no universal remote that would control all of your devices without IR and/or RF.
     
  13. Drew5150

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    An app for a ps3 bluray remote would be nice ;-)
     
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    I think my Treo did back in the day but you had to be like 2 inches from the component for it to work, thus making it a just plain stupid appsperience.
     
  15. tcope

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    There is Pocket Blu... to control _certain_ Blue Ray discs (i.e. the disc needs to have this capability).
     
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  17. Sprockethead

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    There is an Itunes remote that works via WiFi. It is one of the coolest apps ever invented. It allows you to view and play music from your phone to whatever speakers your computer is hooked up to. Since my system is hooked to my computer I can just walk around the house and control everything.
     
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  18. EarlyMon

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    This article claims to also use the RedEye mini with an app called IRemote:

    How to turn your Android smart phones into a Universal remote control.

    RemoteDroid alone has saved me some 80 clams on a Logitech mini keyboard/mouse that I was looking at to control my HTPC... now I'm also considering MultiRemote - Android app on AppBrain

    I must be doing something wrong because that IRemote app just isn't coming up - but - combine all that kiss all of the aftermarket remotes and gizmos buh bye.

    In any case -

    ThinkFlood :: What?s Next?

    Sweet.
     
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