1. Ayrton5's Avatar
    Is anyone using their PB as an AV remote? If so with what hardware/app? I'm looking to replace a broken Harmony One. I've been looking at the Harmony Smart control, but the software would need sideloading - does anyone have any experience of this working well on the PB? Or is there something else that works better/is cheaper than 69.99?
    08-08-14 09:26 AM
  2. Carl Estes's Avatar
    How much is the Harmony remote to replace? Sideloading apps is about 80/20 to work. Sometimes you even have to do the conversion yourself, and then is back to about 80/20.
    Better move may to buy an Android tablet and then load your remote app natively into the "Andy" ecosystem.
    I have 2 64 Pb and one has been regulated to AV duties, the second as an alarm clock/picture frame. My Z30 has effectively replaced my Playbooks, and I have a Hisense Sero Pro for the Android World. That and the Z30 with the Android sandbox, all be good.
    You can get a Sero Pro reconditioned for about 70 bucks, Card slot, HDMI out Screaming Tegra III processor. Oh yeah, throw in 35 bucks for a Chromecast.......

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    mh1983 likes this.
    08-08-14 10:26 AM
  3. mh1983's Avatar
    I think if the app is Gingerbread or lower, it's worth a shot, but I agree it's very much hit or miss.

    I'd say try to convert yourself or submit to Koz (Android thread) so he can convert. If you sideload on the PB and it doesn't work, at least you know for certain and can consider the Android route that Carl's talking about.

    Hoping that you're able to get this to work on the PB! Give it a shot and report back with the results.
    Carl Estes likes this.
    08-08-14 11:02 AM
  4. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    Playbook does not have infrared capabilities. Won't that be the gating issue?

    Posted via CrackBerry App
    08-09-14 02:38 PM

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