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IR to Bluetooth translation
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Post 1 made on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 06:04
gtwibell
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Is there any way to use an IR/WiFi universal pro remote with Bluetooth equipment (for example the latest Samsung TVs) that no longer includes an IR option?

With the PS3 there were a half dozen or so devices dedicated to precisely this job. I wondered if there was a similar, but more generic programmable device to do the same for a wider range of equipment.

It might be a way of prolonging the useful life of such as the Pronto in an era increasingly dominated by Bluetooth remotes.
Post 2 made on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 10:23
kgossen
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Which Samsungs do you speak of? Have never ran into one that didn't have IR.
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Post 3 made on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 11:39
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So far, all of the Samsungs that I have encountered will accept IR commands. The native Samsung remote might use Bluetooth for TV commands, but you can still use a dumb cable box IR remote. And, if you indicate to the Samsung that you want to control an AVR, the remotes will emit IR for the AVR. I use this to deal with PLAYBAR.
OP | Post 4 made on Friday October 13, 2017 at 02:38
gtwibell
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On October 12, 2017 at 10:23, kgossen said...
Which Samsungs do you speak of? Have never ran into one that didn't have IR.

It's a QE75Q7F which is currently in the box awaiting installation. I had assumed that because the supplied remote was BT, then IR was no longer an option. Thanks all for the steer and I'll dig a bit deeper.

Got to say though that the TV's manual - if you can call it that - is a bit of a joke compared to what came with the Pioneer plasma it is replacing.
Post 5 made on Friday October 13, 2017 at 09:00
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On October 13, 2017 at 02:38, gtwibell said...
It's a QE75Q7F which is currently in the box awaiting installation. I had assumed that because the supplied remote was BT, then IR was no longer an option. Thanks all for the steer and I'll dig a bit deeper.

Got to say though that the TV's manual - if you can call it that - is a bit of a joke compared to what came with the Pioneer plasma it is replacing.

The one that came in the box or the online one?
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