IPAD as home theater remote

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cmhsam, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. cmhsam macrumors 6502

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    I originally bought my iPad as a home theater touchscreen. Just curios if anyone else is using as a HT Remote as well. I use Control4.
     
  2. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    No but sounds cool. How much does it cost to get Control4 setup at home?
     
  3. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    i've been using iredtouch with a dedicated ipod touch for a remote. it's nice that any iphone in the house can become an extra remote when needed.

    was thinking about this recently, and would probably use the ipad for multitasking while the ipod/iphone acted as a remote.
     
  4. jcmeyer5 macrumors 6502

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    One of the primary reasons I got one was to use it for a remote/wireless keyboard and mouse for the bedroom tv and HTPC. I plan to use iRule with a Global Cache wifi to IR box for IR control and Pad Mouse for keyboard and mouse duty.

    I find this thing very easy to type on.
     
  5. cmhsam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You can start off with a basic hc200 controller for about $500. I have a basic system with several tv's, lighting controls at various points in the house, temp control thermostat, security cameras with motion sensors, and the media controller. I thought it was great without a touch panel but with the iPad it takes it to another level. Much better than crestron or am IMHO
     
  6. cmhsam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had tHe c4 app on my iPhone but the iPad app is much better than the iPhone app but I know what you mean
     
  7. aohus macrumors 68000

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    take pics of your setup and show us please :)
     

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