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Use iPhone to check if a remote is working
Authored by: allenhuffman on Aug 05, '08 05:37:25AM

Neat. I "discovered" this back around 1988 when I worked for Radio Shack, and we were playing with some laser tag guns and pointing them at a VHS video camera (which my boss was watching from the back room). From then on, we used the cameras to check remotes people brought in. Oddly, when we got an 8mm video camera, it did not work. There was some difference (at least in that brand) that caused it not to show the IR light. I guess from that point on, I forgot about it (maybe incorrectly assuming something had changed in technology and that this trick was VHS-era only). Fun to see a reminder.

-- OS-9 Al

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