Apartment foo-nishing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    sort of, maybe, but probably not.

    if you are all apple tv'ed out i think you can use ipads or iphones as remote controls - i use the "remote" app on my iphone to play music on iTunes streamed through AirPlay to my hifi. It works OK, but there is definitely a time lag. It is neat, but the lag would be super annoying if i were changing TV channels.

    There are also apps from the cable companies that allow you to control your DVR through the web but I think you have to have your cable box networked and i think the lag there is even worse.

    you wouldn't be able to easily control your TV, its internal switching, any receiver switching very readily though.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    This is such a stupid problem to have.
     


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    This is what I was going to tell you to do. I have done it. Having an ipad or iphone out looks much better than those remotes. It can also work with other boxes you need to control.

    Oh and btw, try finding an attractive universal remote - I'm not even sure what half the buttons on those things do, perhaps they help to operate the Japanese ass-washing toilets.

    What are you doing with your cable box, dvd/blu-ray? The other option is to put it by that. I want FiOS and was excited when it was finally allowed in our area until I saw all the boxes.
     
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  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    The modem and cable boxes can go under our credenza.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    OK so good it's not hidden in a side closet. Put the actual remote in the credenza. Use the iPhone/ipad apps as your daily remote. If in the rare case you need some magic button that isn't in the app, go to the credenza. It's the only elegant solution. You putting a box on a table is allowing for clutter but just changing the look of the clutter. It's unnecessary. Heck, if you were going to do that, get one of those fake empty books that alcoholics who don't read books have.
     


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    a bunch of blu-ray players come with the remote-app for iPhone/iPad. This is what we did.



    these toilets are awesome.
     


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    So you have multiple apps to control multiple boxes? I'll be honest - it doesn't sound pleasant.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it's not.
     


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    in the 13 seconds i spent glancing that, they all look way more annoying than having to open a folder i have designated for each remote controlled device.
     


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    For the Hermes fan. Maybe they will give one of these to foo after all of the free (unwanted) publicity.
     
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