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Uses for the IR blaster on the HTC m8

OP darksherko

22nd June 2014, 02:49 PM   |  #61  
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Originally Posted by doublehp

[/COLOR]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.

I had the same problem, with my Virgin Media Set top box (Cisco CT8620 Tivo) bought Smart Remote and programmed it manually, works a treat, and it's backed up to my Google account so when/if I flash stuff I can re-download it. (I believe it also allows other users to download it)
23rd June 2014, 06:16 AM   |  #62  
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My personnal experience ...

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

- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ontrol.samsung
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eLabs.TvRemote
14th December 2014, 08:07 PM   |  #63  
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Thank you all for your info! I was looking for a way to cut down on the stuff i pack with me when i travel for work, and my old harmony remote just had to go once i got my m8! And the added bonus of being able to change the channel to something i want to watch at the bar is just the cherry on top!
14th December 2014, 09:20 PM   |  #64  
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Uses I've found:

1. Emergency replacement when you can't find a remote or the batteries have died

2. For turning up TV's in pubs that put the football on but won't turn the volume up! Used it a few times for that purpose!
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