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[Q] Which Infra Red app ?

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By doublehp, Senior Member on 20th June 2014, 04:36 AM
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I have installed several Infra Red apps, and my TV never reacts. It's a classic Samsung TV.

Either I did not understand how to use IR apps, or my IR hardware is broken.

When doing IR on computer, softs allow recording IR frames from other remotes.

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Also looking for ways to print over IR, and do IR transfer with other devices.

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Also looking for NFC apps, if you can recommend a good one.
 
 
20th June 2014, 09:12 AM |#2  
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I have installed several Infra Red apps, and my TV never reacts. It's a classic Samsung TV.

Either I did not understand how to use IR apps, or my IR hardware is broken.

When doing IR on computer, softs allow recording IR frames from other remotes.

***

Also looking for ways to print over IR, and do IR transfer with other devices.

***

Also looking for NFC apps, if you can recommend a good one.

I had the same trouble when i first got my phone too.... tried all apps but couldnt work on my LG or Samsung TVs.
after i reset to factory defaults, it worked!
20th June 2014, 09:49 AM |#3  
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My default app for the remote picks up everything. I work in a pawn shop and I am able to connect to tvs , stereos, etc, almost everything with an infrared receptor. So I assume your phone is rooted and that might be the problem. Before the ONE M8 I've used a note 2 rooted so I had to flash something in order to communicate with my TV. Might be the same issue although not 100% sure.

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I have used the stock HTC Sense TV app; my TV did not react to any auto detect, but manual record/replay of frames worked. I will have to do it the hard way. Later. I am just happy my phone is not faulty; I will dig later.
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In the end ...

the phone includes a TV Application on stock rom that works fine. Just, it starts by asking question about ADSL, TV, region ... but after answering those unrelated questions (and by the way, it forgets to ask if the TV can be controlled by LAN, Wifi ... ), you end up in an IR interface.

The IR configuration tool failed 2d ago. Since then, I have updated to 4.4.3. And rebooted several times.

The issue is that I have installed many IR apps; and after trying to use some, the IR get stuck. So, in short, the solution is: if an IR software does not work, you need to reboot before trying an other one.

Once you have identified a bunch of apps that work, you can switch between them. But, if you ever use a non working one, then, IR will never work again ... untill reboot.


Don't understand why; and don't want to know. Just reporting my experience.

With very similar interfaces: HTC IR universal works fine, Samsung IR does not.

Working for me:
- stock TV app
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....htc.sample.ir
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...remote.control
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...astreal.remote
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...samremote.view

Broken:
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ontrol.samsung
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eLabs.TvRemote
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