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Post 1 made on Sunday May 23, 2010 at 00:55
Heapie
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Hi

When I go on holiday I leave the lights in my house on a timer so that the house looks lived in. But I've noticed that a house with the TV on looks even more lived in because the flickering light creates the feeling of movement in the house.

But connecting the TV to a timer won't switch it on so I've rigged up a timer that powers up an ac plugpack that powers a remote that has the Power button permanently depressed. TV goes on and off when I want it to. But it's a bit of a messy solution, especially when a remote with a built in clock and timer could do the job so easily.

My question is this, does anybody know of a remote that has a timer built in that will turn my TV on and off?

thanks for reading

Pete
Post 2 made on Monday May 24, 2010 at 01:52
anyhomeneeds
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There a few remote systems that will do exactly what you are trying to do. However, first thing is your budget, b/c these things aren't cheap and deffinatly aren't DIY.
"You can't fix stupid."
Post 3 made on Monday May 24, 2010 at 14:37
edmund
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Cheaply, look for certain universal remotes from the 1980's on ebay, like the Realistic 1901 & 1901A. Or the Memorex CP8 or CP8 turbo. They have timers and macro timers called Sequences.


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