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Bluetooth/Wifi adaptor for TV

by travis meckley / October 13, 2015 1:19 PM PDT

I work in a nursing home and one of our residents can no longer use their hands. She has a run of the mill flat screen tv (probably 5 years old), and can no longer point the remote to change channels. There are a number of different options using wifi/Bluetooth to change the channels using voice commands, however her tv just uses and infared signal. Are there any adaptor available that would allow her tv to be changed by using wifi or Bluetooth. Thanks.

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About all I can suggest
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2015 5:37 PM PDT

Is that you look at and test the Logitech Harmony Hub system.

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Did Logitech actually get Voice Control working yet?
by Pepe7 / October 13, 2015 8:05 PM PDT

I was pretty much still under the impression that even w/ the Harmony API, the voice control functionality was still mostly a half-baked early adopter product? Maybe I missed an upgrade or two though.

cheers

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Debateable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2015 7:01 AM PDT

Some say that voice control, such as Siri on the iPhone isn't working either. So I can't answer if it's good enough for folk today. Here I use that plus Amazon's Alexa on both the new Amazon Fire TV (the new one with 4K) and the Amazon Echo. Seems pretty nice.

That out of the way, the Harmony Hub remote looked to be RF.

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