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Good Remote PDA's
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Post 1 made on Tuesday October 16, 2007 at 17:50
Blank
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Hi,

first things first, I am kinda new to this, so bare with me :)
I have looked abit in the forum, but haven't found any answers for newbies like me :)

Well, I've got the ideer of using a PDA as a remote control, because I see better extension possibilities, plus the possibilities of a PDA in general (NAV. etc)

but, what should I choose..?

how is the IR sending (length, and spreading) and receiving (learning) functions compared to dedicated remotes...???

and if anyone have something to add (good to know)

all help is greatly appreciated ...
Post 2 made on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at 05:19
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Some devices and their IR- transmit ranges (WinCESoft's RemoteControl II):

-Dell AXIM x3, x3i, IR- transmit range > 26feet/8m
-Dell AXIM x5, IR- transmit range > 50feet/15m by using the supported CF IR extender
-Dell AXIM x30, x30i, x50, x50v, x51, x51v IR- transmit range > 22feet/7m
-DTResearch WebDT 370, 375, IR- transmit range > 50feet/15m by using the supported CF IR extender
-PocketLOOX C550, N500, N520, N560, 710, 718, 720, Incl. support of the included CIR port, IR- transmit range > 26feet/8m
-HP iPAQ rx3715, IR- transmit range > 30feet/9m
-Siemens SIMpad SL4, CL4, IR- transmit range > 50feet/15m by using the supported CF IR extender

The transmit angle is in the range of 30-45.

The learning is better compared to dedicated remotes because you have a graphical view of the learned IR signal.
OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at 06:40
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thanks for the quick answer.

based upon that the pockeLOOX is the only one that I can find (at least without going the eBay way)
then it sounds like that the pocketLOOX is the way to go... (I am from Denmark, so if any of these PDA's is US models, then I wont be able to get them here)

could you give me a small hint on the CIR port..? what would that be used for..?

but can anyone give me some experience with that PDA or other PDA's

thanks
Post 4 made on Saturday October 20, 2007 at 11:00
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The CIR port is a IrDA- port with enhanced IR- transmit range.
A IrDA port is used for a infrared- communication between a Pocket PC and a smart phone or a PC (e.g. a ActiveSync connection instead of USB).
Most of the Notebooks have a IrDA- interface included. There exist also cheap (<$30) IR- to serial adapter for the PC (e.g. from Actisys).
Post 5 made on Tuesday October 30, 2007 at 12:39
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Sorry to jump in here. Does IrDA cover most of the consumer IR freq/modes?
Post 6 made on Wednesday October 31, 2007 at 03:48
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IrDA is generally not compatible with CIR. Control of a few IR formats can be hacked, but IrDA by itself is designed for high speed over short distances, while CIR is low speed and high range.

An IrDA port specifically designed to also cover CIR should work fine, but range may not be as good as a CIR only solution.
Post 7 made on Thursday November 22, 2007 at 13:51
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On October 17, 2007 at 06:40, Blank said...
thanks for the quick answer.

based upon that the pockeLOOX is the only one that I can
find (at least without going the eBay way)
then it sounds like that the pocketLOOX is the way to
go... (I am from Denmark, so if any of these PDA's is
US models, then I wont be able to get them here)

could you give me a small hint on the CIR port..? what
would that be used for..?

but can anyone give me some experience with that PDA or
other PDA's

thanks

Currently I'm using PocketLOOX N560 with Noviiremote Deluxe and the range is up to 10 meters depending on where I stand.


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