Universal Media Remote?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by sea stobble, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. sea stobble macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of any application that could function as a universal media remote? It would be killer to be able to use my iPhone as a dvd remote for my Xbox, similarly to how Apple's Remote app works for iTunes/Apple TV.
     
  2. mcdj macrumors G3

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  3. sea stobble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know, but any way it would be able to control through wifi?
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It would be cool.
    And yet completely impossible as you can see.
    Not unless each device works via WIFI. Find me a DVD player that works via WIFI and we'll talk. ;)
     
  5. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Hmm, maybe we spoke too soon...

    http://www.remoteshoppe.com/index.php?itemid=718

    Seems like it would cost some coin, having to set up a server, and/or a wifi to IR/RF converter, and signal boosters/repeaters.

    Could be cool tho. Based on the Remote app alone, the iPhone blows every touchscreen remote I've tried out of the water.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    True but what is the point really? The touch-screen logitech isn't all that bad, hell it's really wonderful.
     
  7. mcdj macrumors G3

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    eww, the harmony 1000? that mushy unresponsive screen? that horrible jingle it played? sold mine months ago and never looked back.
     
  8. BEEFc58 macrumors member

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    Take a look at www.airremote.com.

    It is in Europe right now... hopefully it should be out here in the US soon. It is actually a practical solution. You need a $150 WiFi to IR converter (the page will tell you), then it turns the iphone/ipod touch into a RF style remote.

    I just hope that it comes out in the US soon!
     
  9. CBraun53 macrumors newbie

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    The PS3. Also, if Apple unlocked the bluetooth, it could work over bluetooth as well.
     
  10. aawil macrumors 6502a

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  11. YoMamasPyjamas macrumors member

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    i have been waiting for this app to be released in the us as well. any idea what the holdup has been? their site doesn't give any indication of when we might see it.

    to anyone who already has this app in europe - how do you like it so far?
     

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