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post #151 of 222
yeah good point; It's still there when you do an explicit search... Maybe they know something we don't or more likely just an oversight... All the others I remember us discussing are there plus some... good catch though Fred..

ken
post #152 of 222
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Originally Posted by FredT View Post

Thanks! I guess that Snatch is now truly gone, not surprising as it hadn't had any updates in a long time, but I wonder why Air Mouse isn't on the list?

I exchanged email with the Snatch developer recently so they do seem still be supporting it -- or pretending to -- they said the left mouse button was busted due to a 10.6.3 bug, and that Air Mouse had the same problem (no idea, don't have it). BTW, Air mouse Pro is findable (via search for "mouse", Snatch is not).

That mouse search also elicited Touch Mouse (free, from Logitech). Most user comment complaints are that it doesn't work with Tiger, which I imagine few of us care about. I'll try it out later.

As for the list, I don't think it is really comprehensive -- EyeTV isn't listed either.
post #153 of 222
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Originally Posted by Ted Todorov View Post

As for the list, I don't think it is really comprehensive -- EyeTV isn't listed either.

yeah - another one missing.. albeit high end is the Crestron app - both iPhone and iPad

looks like just a place to start...

by the way, anyone on the forum using the crestron solution? the controllers now accessible in secondary markets for a few hundred...

ken
post #154 of 222
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post #156 of 222
At $5,995, the iPad chair certainly qualifies as one ultimate Apple accessory (iPad not included)!

http://www.elitehometheaterseating.com/ipad-chair.html

This Web site's product text also mentions downloadable iPad remote control Apps from Creston and Home Logic including this tidbit:

"...with the Crestron Mobile Pro G app made specifically for the iPad, your personal fortress can be controlled by simply tapping the screen to select movies, view various security cameras, or adjust light levels, room temperature, and volume with just a touch..."
post #157 of 222
I've been using irule and global cache ip2ir itach unit and love this setup. Http://www.iruleathome.com
There is a lengthy thread over in the remote forum. iPad and iPhone versions. Very hi WAF. All for around $150+Iwifitouchproduct.
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post #159 of 222
an interestingly different Universal remote from the former Apple guys at Peel:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/08/p...dget+(Engadget)

ken
post #160 of 222
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Originally Posted by kenliles View Post

an interestingly different Universal remote from the former Apple guys at Peel:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/08/p...dget+(Engadget)

ken

Definitely interesting.

But unless I'm reading wrong, it currently won't control my DVR at all, basically limited to live TV?

I don't watch live TV. I'll go make myself a snack, and return after 20 minutes have passed, just so I don't have to watch commercials. And that's for stuff on now, as opposed to pre-recorded shows, which is my norm.

I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

(Also, I guarantee my wife won't stand for a fruit-shaped piece of electronics living on the coffee table... she barely tolerates the single existing universal remote as it is!)
post #161 of 222
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Originally Posted by Kalani View Post
(Also, I guarantee my wife won't stand for a fruit-shaped piece of electronics living on the coffee table... she barely tolerates the single existing universal remote as it is!)
I hear that...!

ken
post #162 of 222
Anyone using an app called Boxee, Plex & XMBC Remote on your iPhone? If so what are the settings to get it to connect. It asks for an IP, Username, Port and Password.
post #163 of 222
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Looks like Snatch is back in the iTunes store. Has anyone gotten the new version?
post #164 of 222
new version of Apple Remote just up;
now supports AirPlay from your Mac and Internet radio control
cool-beans

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remote/id284417350?mt=8

ken
post #165 of 222
I suggest you .peel.com/dl"]download the app. (this thing won't let me add a link, sorry)

It's a little raw but I saw a demo of it using the DVR functions of a Dish network box. It even had a neat gesture interface for common commands.

It's going to be really cool and I'm going to create a thread about peel and how it works for me.

So far I really like the app, it was great at a new years party, the TV was tuned to something lame and I was able to find a better program without using the cable box guide. peel is great if that's the only thing it will do, once you add the remote control feature it's going to be a great low budget alternative to high end remote systems.
post #166 of 222
I hate to ask like this, but my eyes glazed over a few pages back and I really want to use my iPod as a universal remote...

Of all the products out there right now, what do you guys recommend for turning my iPod Touch into a universal remote?

I'm guessing that a dongle would be the best for me. I need to control a Panasonic TV, Denon AVR, DirecTV box, etc.

Thanks.
post #167 of 222
I'm close to taking the plunge for a redeye (wifi version, not the dongle mini)

ken (or anyone) - can you provide an update of your experience with the redeye?
did they iron out the bugs?
are they still providing updates?

or are there other products I should consider?
thanks
post #168 of 222
Griffin is about to come out with a reasonably priced competitor to the redeye wifi.
post #169 of 222
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Originally Posted by slybacon View Post
I'm close to taking the plunge for a redeye (wifi version, not the dongle mini)

ken (or anyone) - can you provide an update of your experience with the redeye?
did they iron out the bugs?
are they still providing updates?

or are there other products I should consider?
thanks
I tried it again a few month ago with same results; Still just too buggy and communication with it's base station too sporadic. I don't think I would recommend it right now; I'm personally going to implement some other more robust solution- waiting on more choices that work with ipad etc.

It's too bad - I've like RedEye hardware solutions in the past, but software seems to be a weak point and I haven't been impressed with lack of progress.

These comments apply to the blaster product and not the dongle product which I don't have. Regardless, I think other better solutions are likely.

ken
post #170 of 222
As seank mentions; Griffin is about to release a promising product soon (May) called Beacon for about $80
Got great reviews from CES hands on testers
http://itream.com/2011/02/09/griffin...ipad-hands-on/

Some others due out this year too; I'll definitely be giving the Beacon a test run

Ken
post #171 of 222
thanks ken -
but what a pity the beacon is bluetooth rather than wifi ...

a key requirement I have is to access a DVR from another room, which is within wifi range but unlikely to be within bluetooth range, so redeye looked appealing, being a wifi-IR converter

having said that, I look forward to reading about your endeavour with the beacon

maybe griffin will work on a wifi version next?
post #172 of 222
having said that, I wonder if the beacon is actually same-room only? does anyone know?

a quick check with wikipedia suggests a wider range might be possible, if their bluetooth is class 1 (100m) and not class 2 (10m)

I have enquired at griffin's site and if they do get back to me, then I shall report the result here
post #173 of 222
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Originally Posted by slybacon View Post

having said that, I wonder if the beacon is actually same-room only? does anyone know?

a quick check with wikipedia suggests a wider range might be possible, if their bluetooth is class 1 (100m) and not class 2 (10m)

I have enquired at griffin's site and if they do get back to me, then I shall report the result here

the configuration software allows for multi-room setup; Of course that's not the whole answer to your question, but perhaps an indication;

I'm also hoping they use a wider range blu-tooth; But regardless I'll be trying it out when released, and post up review here for fellow AVSers...

ken
post #174 of 222
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Originally Posted by kenliles View Post

the configuration software allows for multi-room setup

interesting! I wonder how that works... e.g with some kind of repeater, or wifi to glue units together perhaps?
post #175 of 222
I downloaded the dijit app to see what the multi-room setting is about

Unfortunately, it appears to be just profiles for rooms (e.g. Living room, Family Room, etc)... I couldn't see any sign of 'whole house' support, which is a nuisance because I really do need to control source devices in 'other' rooms connected by HDMI to an AVR and display in 'this' room...

redeye's wifi approach would seem to solve my requirement, yet I'm nervous about ken's report of bugginess and lack of updates

the dijit UI certainly looks good though...
post #176 of 222
I like the dijit interface better was well; I won't be able to test it until may when it's released. If you decide to try the Red-Eye be sure to get it from a money-back source in case your experience mirrors mine... The configuration software is buggy and frustrating; but the worst of my experience was the WiFi communications. When it works, it's nice; but just too inconsistent for my taste.

ken
post #177 of 222
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Originally Posted by kenliles View Post

If you decide to try the Red-Eye be sure to get it from a money-back source in case your experience mirrors mine...

a money-back source is actually difficult because I was thinking to get a redeye from the US, via a colleague who is popping over to las vegas soon for a conference... I'm in new zealand, where you can get redeye from some specialist stores but at a price: not seen it cheaper than NZD$450 (USD$336.36)!
post #178 of 222
just to update everyone interested in the beacon: I got 2 replies from griffin to my 2 emails, as follows:

Q1: Is wifi and/or wide-range bluetooth going to be in the beacon product?

A1: Unfortunately we aren't for sure yet. I would estimate in a couple weeks that we would know some more details on that product. Please check back with GriffinTechnology.com for future updates. I am sorry that I do not have more information for you at this time

Q2:
Please support either wifi or a wide-range bluetooth.
People like myself are keen to control source devices in other rooms, in order to pump sources around the house.
For example, I have a DVR set-top box in one room, connected by HDMI to a TV and AVR in another room, and when I'm in the TV room I want to be able to control the DVR... make sense?
I was going to purchase a redeye from thinkflood, being a wifi product that will support such requirements, but I've decided to hold off, in order to see what your product is like...
I have read about the dijit iphone app (and downloaded it too) and it looks great (better than redeye too)

A2: Hello, and thanks for the input!
I will pass that along to the appropriate people for future consideration.
I hope it ends up working out for you!


So I guess we will have to wait and see....
post #179 of 222
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So the Griffin Beacon is strictly Bluetooth -- no plans for IR?
post #180 of 222
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Originally Posted by Ted Todorov View Post

So the Griffin Beacon is strictly Bluetooth -- no plans for IR?

it looks like the beacon is a bluetooth-to-IR converter
whereas the redeye is a wifi-to-IR converter
(and the redyeye mini is just IR)

IMO, a remote that does some sort of wireless in the 'front' interface is good, because then you don't need line of sight; the 'back' interface is IR of course to talk to our fine IR components

I don't know if IR in the front interface is on griffin's plan or not

personally, I hope they go wifi, like redeye
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