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Old 11-26-2011, 01:47 PM - Thread Starter
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I just posted this on our forum but I thought it might be of interest here as well.



I bought a Sony Tablet S yesterday. At $500, it's a little expensive, but it's also a little different. (Amazon has it now for $400.)

It can play some PSP games, but that's not why I bought it.

It has an IR transmitter and a program (Remote Control) that can take the place of normal consumer electronics remote controls.

A few screenshots can be found here:

http://pix01.com/bu%406k29

I was able to add remote control for my receiver, TV, and PC. For the PC, I found that I needed to remove the existing remote control codes for each key and use the "learn" function of the program with the MC Remote. Eventually I got it working pretty well. The other two devices were simple. I just named the brand and the type of device and it worked.

Once set up, the remote control works reasonably well.

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Old 11-26-2011, 05:04 PM - Thread Starter
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DLNA support on the device also works well.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus has IR built in and an app to do this same thing. Even downloads your channel lineup to choose what to watch.
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I had one, but returned it because it couldn't learn several codes, couldn't do macros, and didn't have HDMI out as i originally thought. I'll try the Griffin IR solution with the Transformer Prime.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:39 AM - Thread Starter
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus has IR built in and an app to do this same thing. Even downloads your channel lineup to choose what to watch.

I haven't seen the new 7 inch Tab. I have the original one and it doesn't have IR.

Adding IR is a good thing, in my opinion.

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I had one, but returned it because it couldn't learn several codes, couldn't do macros, and didn't have HDMI out as i originally thought. I'll try the Griffin IR solution with the Transformer Prime.

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I had trouble getting it to learn, but I diiscovered that I had to delete the programmed code for the button before the device could learn a new one.

I don't mean to suggest that this particular device is the solution to everyone's problems, but it is nice to see IR added to these devices.

And the price will drop.

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:34 AM
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Yea, I deleted the preprogrammed codes and it still didn't work. I couldn't stand not having the "Power" button and "6" button not working for my cable box.

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IR on the touchscreen itself....isn't that going backwards?
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The TouchSquid remote app runs on the Samsung Tab 2 and uses the built in IR blaster, but can also control external blaster such as the Global Cache units.

It is available on Google Play and Amazon and is far more flexible and powerful than the app included with the Samsung.

Disclaimer: I work for TouchSquid
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I'm glad to see a remote control app for the Samsung Tab 2 that can replace the Peel app that comes with it. Does this also work on the Tab 7 Plus?
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