IR Blaster

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by killianss, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. killianss

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    Can anyone confirm that the droid turbo does not have an IR blaster?

    I am looking to upgrade from an S4 but that IR blaster is a deal breaker as I use my s4 as a remote for multiple tvs regularly.

    Thanks in advance for any info
     
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    I'm about 99.999% sure there is no IR blaster on the Turbo
     
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    YankInDaSouth is correct. The Turbo does not have an IR blaster.
     
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    That would have been extremely cool to have.
    In my house, finding the remote after my "teenagers" have been out of their cages is like a CSI investigation.
    I've found the remains of long lost gangsters during "remote searches" some people have flower arrangements in their family rooms - I have banks of high powered search lights.
    It's rediculous.
     
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  5. Ollie

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    Love the IR on my Note 3. I use it with the WatchOn app all the time. Looking forward to having it again on the Note 4.
     
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    Ya know I honestly thought the whole IR Blaster was just another gimmick cooked up by Sammy & the gang, but damn if I don't love this feature on my S5.
    I've set up a lot of generic universal remotes over the years and I have to say, its incredibly easy to set up compared to those.
    As Ollie mentioned, along with the WatchOn app, its an awesome feature to have on a smartphone.
    Of course it's not going to replace my Logitech Harmony (no comparison there) but as a second remote or for when the batteries need recharging in the Harmony, the IR Blaster is great and a feature I never imagined using as much as I do.

    S5 tap'n
     
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    Fair enough ... Just PLEASE Do Not tell my Wife that her phone (S5) can be a Tv Remote.

    The balance of power in my house is tenuous enough without that entering the fray.

    Thank you :)
     
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  8. Ollie

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    I preferred the WatchOn app when it was usable over wifi with my television before they made it IR proprietary. I didn't have to bother with pointing my device at my TV's receiver.
     
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    Can you get the older version and install it over top of the 1 you have now? IR is nice but it certainly would be much more ergonomic if you didn't have to point it at the IR receiver.
     
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    Where can I find if my phone has the IR blaster? Note 2
    A sammy tv's
     
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    The Note 2 does not have an IR blaster.

    One way to tell if a phone has one is to look at the top edge of the phone. It will be a shiny dark spot (usually a circle, but sometimes a rectangle, and it will be bigger than a mic hole). Cases will have a cutout for it.
     
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    Actually it doesn't have to be all that precise. Simply pointing it towards your tv works just fine. (Which most of us do with a regular remote anyways)
    Most cheap replacement remotes are IR, whereas a loth of newer tvs (and your higher end universal remotes) use RF technology, which gives you much more freedom of course.

    S5 tap'n
     
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