infrared t.v. remote???

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Demonstryde, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 22, 2010
    United States
    so. was just wondering what they could use the infrared for, when it hit me that they could come out with an app thats a universal remote...i would totally buy this as i can never find the remote but could find my 3ds with my eyes closed.
  2. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Oct 11, 2010
    That app is possible. However, you know, the chances of it are very unlikely.
  3. pistone

    pistone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 18, 2010
    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    yeah in theory it would be possible
    i remember i have a soft similar to my nokia 6600 im ,if im not wrong was called irremote
  4. jamesaa

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    I'd never use it properly, but it would be fun to be 'playing' on my 3DS when in fact i keep changing the channel my brother is trying to watch [​IMG]

    Though saying that I tried a similar thing a long time ago with either my P900 or P910i but IR com ports were not designed for that sort of range so it didn't really work.

    I should try with my N900 and see if a newer phone is any good at it.
  5. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 10, 2008
    If the eshop becomes closer to the appstores on android and icrap, then it will happen.
    If the SDK is too expensive, no it won't.
  6. Oceanborn712

    Oceanborn712 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    Gambia, The
    Lol that's the first useful thing I see for the infrared. Ever since the 3DS came out I've been wondering what the hell that infrared port is even good for that can't be done better with wifi.
    If that app happened I'd probably use it because my TV's remote is awful XD
  7. qlum

    qlum Posting when needed

    Sep 25, 2008
    The Pirate Homeworld
    It also depends on how powerful the ir is, if it's just as weak as the gameboy's ir than there is no way for a remote to be made if it's a lot stronger it may work.
  8. amy822

    amy822 Newbie

    May 19, 2011
    United States
    Possible, but not likely in the near future.
  9. koji2009

    koji2009 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 13, 2009
    United States
    It's for accessories... Think Guitar hero's grip for regular DS, or possibly for a 3rd party rumble...

    Basically, a lot of developers were upset that the DSi lacks any means to hook up any sort of gadget to so Nintendo did this instead of making a single connector as in previous portable hardware. You wouldn't want to use wifi for an accessory simply because it's a lot more expensive to make (wifi chips cost a lot more than IR sensors) and a lot more expensive to use (battery power).
  10. dimmidice

    dimmidice GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 12, 2009
    the psp has this app [​IMG] it is fun to mess with people xD
  11. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

    Jun 25, 2010
    Your computer's Recycle Bin
    Ya but you need to be in cfw with 1.50 enabled, this means being in the 5.00 m33
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