Is it possible to use an Apple remote control unit to use with my TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by benyben123, May 14, 2015.

  1. benyben123 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi.
    I have an ugly remote control for my TV. I use to do three things only:
    1. Turn on/off TV.
    2. Volume up/down.
    3. Change input (HDMI 1/2)

    Question: can I "hack" an apple tv remote to do this and use it instead of my current (ugly, big) remote control?

    THANKS!
     
  2. Unami, May 28, 2015
    Last edited: May 28, 2015

    Unami macrumors 6502a

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    well, you can definitely hack it, if you're a talented hacker. (e.g. reverse engineer & reprogram or use something like an arduino to translate the signals). seems awfully complex to me. besides, you would always simultaneously control your appletv with the buttons as well.

    http://www.righto.com/2009/09/arduino-universal-remote-record-and.html

    just get an universal remote like a logitech harmony.

    btw. you can control the appletv with your big, ugly remote. :D


    or you could use something like this:

    http://lintronic.wix.com/lintronic

    or

    http://www.irtrans.de/en/
     

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