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  1. Ian, I have always wanted to use my phone as a remote for my tv and wondered if you or anyone else has thought of how one could use the headset jack on a phone for slow speed bidirectional communication? I think an IR toy for youe phone would be awesome…not to mention serious tv begone idea going on.

  2. Ian, I have always wanted to use my phone as a remote for my tv and wondered if you or anyone else has thought of how one could use the headset jack on a phone for slow speed bidirectional communication? I think an IR toy for your phone would be awesome…not to mention serious tv begone idea going on.

    1. Really interesting idea, I imagine it would work. There are old IR receivers that use the PC microphone to sample the signal too.

  3. With the new Android phones you can use them as a TV remote without any external stuff, providing you have one of the new intelligent TV’s – can’t recall what they call them, but read about it somewhere recently.

  4. Anybody used an IR toy (or any other IR device) to trigger a Nikkon camera in place of the Nikon IR remote? Interested in triggering a Nikon F60 (yes one that uses film), but don’t have a Nikkon remote to test.

  5. No unfortunately. I can’t say I’ve spent any great time looking though. I can (and do) use the timer to let the tripod stabilise, but it would be nice to have a non-contact solution and seeing this post just reminded me that I was thinking of looking in to that.

  6. Could this be used to autonomously detect ir signals and replay them? I was thinking about repurposing an old remote to, for example, mute my TV for five minutes of commercials and then automatically turn it back on.

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