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Author Topic: g2 remote  (Read 958 times)

mafiaprincess

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g2 remote
« on: February 20, 2014, 05:17:07 AM »
Does the tv remote on the G2 just do the basics? Like volume? On/Off? Channel? My TV doesn't have clock or sleep timer so I was checking out plug-in timers. Then I ran into universal remotes. Then I ran into site touting remote control apps available for android. Then I remembered remote app on G2......
 See? Told you I'd find something.



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Re: g2 remote
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 06:52:58 AM »
The remote on the G2 can do the functions of your handheld remotes and do more than just the basics. For me, it does my Sony TV, old Pioneer stereo, Xbox 360, old Electrahome VCR, etc.

Basically you tell the App what mfr is for the device and/or model and it asks you if it worked or not (usually the commands are the same for all devices by the same mfr).

If your device is not specifically supported, it can learn by pointing the remote at the G2 to teach it the commands.

The G2's transmitter is weaker than that of the actual remotes and other smartphones like the HTC One or the Galaxy S4 so you have to point it right at the device but it does work.

It's great in a pinch and you can also mess with your friends at their place or use it at a sports bar (not recommended during Super Bowl) or at hotels where the remote is lost etc.

As for adding functions like sleep or auto off, while theoretically it may be able to do it, it's not really worthwhile for a phone-based app to so it; you'd have to say, fall asleep with the G2 pointing right at the TV, for example.

I haven't tried any 3rd party remote apps yet because other than seeing if the remote app works, I haven't felt the need (I have a Logitech Harmony One that handles all my remote needs).

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« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 06:55:08 AM by Klotar »
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Re: g2 remote
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 07:26:43 AM »
Take it to a bar or a friend's? A little fiendish but great idea.
As usual I didn't do enough research. Thought since there was no clock there would be no sleep timer.
Wrong! There is a timer & it works.
Now back to printer.