Tip & How-To about Televison & Video
So, your remote isn't working? Is it the TV or is the remote? If these questions apply to you, then read on!
Nearly all TV remotes use Infrared (IR) light to transmit your requested operation from your hand to the TV, like magic. We depend on them for our viewing pleasure! Sometimes, when our trusty remote stops functioning, we grab a fresh set of batteries and POW!!!... nothin'...
You can quickly check your remote to see if it is functioning using only 1 item... a digital camera. It doesn't need to be fancy or expensive... heck, you can use the camera in your second best friend... your cell phone!
Simply fire up your digital camera and aim your remote at it. While looking and the transmitter of the remote through with the camera LCD display (not the view finder), press a button. Did you see the transmitter light up? If so, the remote is functioning!
You can't see infrared light, but your digital camera can... pretty cool!!!
Take a look at the video to see this test in action. (click the video a few times if it does not start.)
Posted by Adam... on
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