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  1. #41  
    Quote Originally Posted by archie
    The other benefit would be that we could have the stereo's volume turned down automatically (via The Salling Clicker for Palm OS or some reasonable facsimile) when the phone rings, or have the DVD player automatically pause, then we can pick right back up where we left off automatically when you hang up.
    I can just see what would happen: you are watching an exiting triller (or maybe the movie 'cellular' would be more appropriate in this example ) and some joker keeps calling you to p1$$ you off...

    Stronger IR would be nice, but I would not call it a design flaw.
    My old sony NR had enhanced IR and I played with it for a while but it really wasnt practical. Only once I really appreciated it when I was in a hotel and the remote was broken.. but at home it was a nice gadget, but not practical..
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  2. #42  
    I wish my treo took SLR pictures but it was low on the list of priorities for a phone. Just like a remote. It would have been nice but developers can only add so many features in a release. Anyone who develops, or is involved with product design understands this.
  3. #43  
    Quote Originally Posted by SilentMember
    If they build them why not make a use out of them?
    There is: Transferring data between two handheld devices. That's what it was designed for. It's like me complaining a toaster can't roast a turkey.
  4. #44  
    The mike on the 650 was designed for the phone.such a silly idea that it should be used for voice and video recording.what were people thinking?if I want voice recording I will use a voice recorder.I need movies...only way to go is my video recorder.
  5. #45  
    Quote Originally Posted by camartin
    The mike on the 650 was designed for the phone.such a silly idea that it should be used for voice and video recording.what were people thinking?
    True, but it can't be used as a directional parabolic spy-mic! Shame one them!
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  6. #46  
    Quote Originally Posted by MadDog76
    There is: Transferring data between two handheld devices. That's what it was designed for. It's like me complaining a toaster can't roast a turkey.
    lol. good analogy.
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  7. #47  
    Some of you guys are actually hurting your future causes. P1 prolly looked at treocentral as a semi-creditable source for seeing how their products are perceived and what features to add into existing phones. But all the *itching has probably caused them to discredit everything request and moan that we make.
  8. #48  
    Quote Originally Posted by Woof
    archie we know from many other posts in many other threads that you really arent a fan. We got it. move on.
    I meant my previous, post as in the one I had written directly above, describing how a phone and a remote are begging for convergence. It went like this:

    How many times have you wished you could ring your remote to track it down?

    Besides, one of the benefits of having a phone function as a remote would be that you always know where it is it's not like we keep losing the phone under the cushions (though I'm certain it has happened to someone).

    The other benefit would be that we could have the stereo's volume turned down automatically (via The Salling Clicker for Palm OS or some reasonable facsimile) when the phone rings, or have the DVD player automatically pause, then we can pick right back up where we left off automatically when you hang up.


    I'm done. Now I'll move on.
  9.    #49  
    Can some one confirm if software side could be a solution to increase the signal?
  10. #50  
    Thought I answered you in the beginning. The limitation is hardware. iPaqs, (and true remote controls) operate on Consumer grade IR. The Treo does not have this. Software will not help increase range.
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  11. #51  
    I wouldn't have thought it would kill PalmOne to give us some more powerful infrared. Looking at this website it seems that a decent emitter only costs about 21 cents!

    Apparently the tricky thing is that the IRDA tranceivers transmit on a slightly different wavelength from remote controls. However there is sufficient overlap between the wavelength at which IRDA works vs the wavelength that remote control receivers can receive at such that it is not necessary to install two devices. For anyone who is interested, here is a technical note that may give you some idea as to the range that you could expect if someone was to put one of these in a Treo.
    http://www.mouser.com/catalog/specsheets/vs_82606.pdf

    The TFDU4100 (cost is $1.45) would give you a range of between 8 and 22 meters. This assumes that the Treo would be able to provide 100mA.

    But anyway, since we don't have this in a Treo and we are likely to anytime soon, I bought a Universal Remote from HomeTheatreMaster.

    http://www.hometheatremaster.com/

    You really can't beat these - they have an optional radio receiver. With this you don't even need to point the remote control in the right direction, let alone need direct line of sight! Also, they have a backlight and proper tactile buttons (which I much prefer over the touchscreen style of remote control that prevent you from getting to the right button by touch only).

    Highly recommended.
    Last edited by mjw; 01/19/2005 at 09:20 PM.
  12. #52  
    Quote Originally Posted by mjw
    it seems that a decent emitter only costs about 21 cents!
    That's just the emitter, though. You still need the support circuitry, adequate power, software support, etc...

    I'm sorry but, while I admit there's a great geek factor in using the Treo as a remote, I just can't imagine hearing "hang up the phone dear... I wanna watch Law & Order!"


    But anyway, since we don't have this in a Treo and we are likely to anytime soon, I bought a Universal Remote from HomeTheatreMaster.

    http://www.hometheatremaster.com/

    You really can't beat these
    My $18 One-for-All universal from Walmart is fully customized to control just about every aspect of every device in my home theater setup. The wonderful world of JP1 made it all possible! If you're into homegrown hacking, the JP1 concept can't be beat IMHO.
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  13. #53  
    I think P1 can decide for themselves about the posts here some are good some aren't. I don't know whay my phone needs to control my TV, isn't that waht kids are for? Get me kleenex too while yer at it! Or hand me the remote so I don't have to get up. Maybe logitechs Harmony remote should have a phone built in instead. They do have a great remote that really is universal.
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  14. #54  
    Quote Originally Posted by edofloat@mac.co
    I think P1 can decide for themselves about the posts here some are good some aren't. I don't know whay my phone needs to control my TV, ....
    It doesn't. The real problem is that earlier Palm products have done so. The software is very popular. The software is Palm compliant. The device is supposed to be Palm compliant but will not run the software. Too bad.

    Bad design? Eh. Design is difficult. It is not enough to identify the requirements correctly; one must also have them in the proper order. Even then one may still not be able to find a combination that meets the requirements. Back in the days when all Palms had black on putty screens, people were screaming for color. Jeff's response at the time was "battery life trumps everything." To some, it still does. I think that many of the things that we have complained about in both the 600 and the 650 (screen resolution, BT, memory, WiFi, and now, IRDA) are trade-offs against battery life.

    I have not heard anything about 650 battery life but I do not plan to order until I do.


    Quote Originally Posted by edofloat@mac.co
    isn't that waht kids are for? Get me kleenex too while yer at it! Or hand me the remote so I don't have to get up.....
    Some of us live alone. However, it is my observation that this generation of kids does not fetch and carry on command. Anyone else notice this?
  15. #55  
    Quote Originally Posted by whmurray
    Some of us live alone. However, it is my observation that this generation of kids does not fetch and carry on command. Anyone else notice this?
    It's all in how you raise them. My kids generally get the remote (and other things) when asked.
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  17. #57  
    Here's a chip announced today with a remote control range of 46 feet and IRDA transfer speeds of 4 Mbps.
    http://www.eeproductcenter.com/rf-mi...cleID=60400896
  18. #58  
    Quote Originally Posted by mjw
    Here's a chip announced today with a remote control range of 46 feet and IRDA transfer speeds of 4 Mbps.
    http://www.eeproductcenter.com/rf-mi...cleID=60400896
    Does not say much about relative power consumption. Palm people keep their eye on battery life.

    Perhaps it will show up in the 700 or the 750.
  19. #59  
    I travel for work and it would be handy to use my Treo 650 as a remote. It would be handy to just use the Treo to control the equipment in the meeting rooms.
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