The IR emitter on the remote is insanely strong!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ajiuo, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    So I assumed that the my ATV4 was controlling my bedroom TV via CES. But then I noticed how the TV would not go off when the ATV would go to sleep like the one in my living room would... After putting my finger directly over the IR emitter I realized it was not CES. It's strange how the remote was able to learn my TV on/off/volume coded without me doing anything... What really fooled me was how strong the IR is... The thing is some how able to get to my tv even when I have it under my bed sheets or pointed in virtually any direction... Crazy good for IR...

    Now I want a did rent tv in my bedroom though... I want my TV to go off when the ATV sleeps so I don't need my tv remote for sleep timer.
  2. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2007
    Interesting. I can hold mine about 5 feet away but backwards, and it will transmit to my TV but not my receiver. It isn't CEC because if I spin it around, bam, it works fine. Not a problem obviously, just interesting.
  3. normanfox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2014
    it controls my Samsung plasma and LCD TVs with IR, without my doing any set up. I think ATV4 uses HDMI CEC to determine TV manufacturer. then it sends and stores the correct IR in the Siri remotes.

    strangely, it controls on/off/volume of my other Panasonic TV with HDMI CEC (no IR). this TV has a different setup since it is connected to a receiver (ATV4 -> Denon Receiver -> Panasonic plasma).

    for years I ignored HDMI CEC since it never worked right until now. Apple makes HDMI CEC work much better.

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