So I have been in the need for a Universal remote for quite a little while.
I was originally interested in the Acoustic Research ARRX18G, but due to them no longer supporting this device and the problem with using a Mac to access the database, made it a no go. However, I like the look, and principle of the device.
I have never been impressed with the Harmony remotes, due to cost and the fact that I need to control at least 10 items, and probably more later.
So my Vife got a Kindle Fire for her B.day.
Can a Kindle Fire be used as a universal remote? If so, how does it broadcast the commands? Is there an additional device that is needed, i.e. IR Repeater/extender? RF capabilities?
I have seen the iRule threads, but they seem to be for iPhones/Pods/Pads.
What are your suggestions, and/or ideas on this. I would prefer to not buy something, if I can make the Kindle Fire work successfully. However, if there are too many quirks, then I might as well get a dedicated Universal remote....and would prefer it to be as cost efficient as possible.