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 Post subject: Direct program access from remote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:03 pm 
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Just thought I'd throw this idea in as its something I've been thinking of for a while. What I'd really like to do is to be able to access programs from direct buttons on the remote i.e. I want to jump from program 2 to 9 without going through all the others.

With the ZEN unit on its way I was wondering if the reciever unit could take direct program access commands from the remote. If I went out and bought the model up from the current remote that had numbered buttons on it, would that work for direct access?

Anyway.. its an idea..


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I dont think this is possible Im afraid. We had to go for a handset that didnt have too many inappropriate buttons.

In the future we will look again at the whole question of setting scenes / control. We need to sell some stuff first though :wink:

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Richie - direct access codes are not implemented in UFO or ZEN - so they would just be ignored. Anything's possible though - have you got a particular remote in mind?


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Well not really. I know there are other models of the One4All remotes though and I just thought that buying a model up from that would have all the buttons you needed. Unless you fancied going for something fancy like the Kameleon remotes:

http://www.bluegeckogroup.co.uk/kameleon.htm

It was just so I can jump between programs but I guess with the ZEN coming up and I can set the pattern order.


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I used to have one like this a few years back:

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It was great - you could control up to 8 devices with it...Touch screen..You would (for instance) touch the "TV" button and the screen would redraw to predefined buttons you had chosen for the TV remote. Press the "DVD" button and it would redraw the screen to show just the DVD buttons...Was real cool, if a bit on the bulky side!

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Yeah, sounds the same as the Kameleon. I've yet to find a small, programmable control like that though.

I have a trial software app for my IPAQ that can turn it into a remote control but the IR won't reach far. That will allow you to design a "skin" for it.


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Yeah, sounds the same as the Kameleon. I've yet to find a small, programmable control like that though.

I have a trial software app for my IPAQ that can turn it into a remote control but the IR won't reach far. That will allow you to design a "skin" for it.


cmon guys...

looks cool and all... but think about it... you're driving down the road, and now you have to look at the remote to change funcitons?

or you're showing off your car and people are around and you've got to look at the remote to hit the buttons?
personally, i like to feel for the keys without looking at the remote i hated my old cell phone for that reason!!!... and considering there's only 9 programs, it's not that much to switch thru functions.


of course... that's just IMO

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Well, for ease of use sure but flicking from one end of the patterns to the other might not be as quick..

What I'd really like to see is a control that we can mount on or near the steering wheel for the ease of changing the programs and turning the unit on and off at your fingertips. I've come close to having a nasty bump once or twice hurridly trying to find the remote to turn it off! :lol:


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solution?

easily locatable master switch...

i have it for all my lighting... it's a spare accesories switch (where the fog light would go) big and stock looking and convieniently located.

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I use one of these myself...

http://www.dalepakdirect.com/prod_watch.html

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Yeah, I've been looking at those watches on Ebay.. certainly beats forgetting the other remote. I usually leave it along with my tv one on the sofa!

Incedently, I do remember having one of those when they first came out (when I was in school) and I got banned from the xxx education classes for constantly fastforwarding and rewinding the video everyone was trying to watch...

... don't suppose it did me too much harm!


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Incedently, I do remember having one of those when they first came out (when I was in school) and I got banned from the xxx education classes for constantly fastforwarding and rewinding the video everyone was trying to watch...

... don't suppose it did me too much harm!


HA!!! :twisted: i love it...

well i think the more important addition is an RF remote...

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I use one of these myself...

http://www.dalepakdirect.com/prod_watch.html

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:D :D :D


Its only £9.99 there now: http://www.dalepakdirect.com/products.asp?product=URC-5020

I've bought a few, will stick them on ebay. Good price that is.


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:| does the watch control the ufo ?!?! :o

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bling \$m[1]:
:| does the watch control the ufo ?!?! :o


It should do :D


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