Tip of the day !

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  1. Joggreen

    Joggreen New Member

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    Just a little tip that may help some of you out there with dodgy remote keys.
    I was not sure if the infra red side of the key was working and a friend of mine in the TV trade suggested just pointing it at a digital camera and you will see a small glow from the lens of the key if its transmitting properly in the cameras view finder.
    I tried it and it works perfectly !
    A simple but possibly handy tip.
     
  2. wd40

    wd40 New Member

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    Note:

    It won't show in the viewfinder (unless it's electronic) but will show on an LCD screen of a digital camera.
     
  3. Aoraki

    Aoraki Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Most DSLR's have an infrared filter fitted over the sensor so will filter this light out and not show at all, it's not an infallable way of testing your key.
     
  4. azaman

    azaman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just point it at the lense of your camera phone - I've yet to see a phone with IR filtering.

    Try looking at hot coals via your camera/phone, looks quite cool.
     
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