XDA member Parnic presents this interesting application to make your Windows Phone 7 into a remote control for your television. The app is on its initial stages and the idea is to have a fully functional app to manage your TV. According to the developer, the app needs to be on the same network as the TV (Wi-Fi or wired via USB) because it uses a UDP Multicast socket to find the TV, receives the response(s) via UDP Unicast, and then initiates a direct TCP connection to whichever TV you choose. A Mango updated device is required to make it work and keep in mind that not all TVs will support it. Please let us know whether it is working or not and what device and TV you are testing this on.
Originally posted by Parnic
[APP / MANGO] Samsung TV Remote Control
I purchased a D-series Samsung 2011 TV a week or so ago (UN55D8000 to be specific) and noticed that iOS and Android both had remote control apps available, so I figured that the Mango release would be a great opportunity to try out sockets on WP7. I used the SamyGo project as a base for the TV’s communication format and the great UI posted here (he asked for a WinMo version earlier in the thread, so I figured the images were meant to be used) to create a WP7 version of the remote.
Update 1 posted:
Added timeouts and retries to TV searching – the app will attempt to re-search for TV’s every 2 seconds. After 10, it will give up and allow you to either enter demo mode or refresh and try again.
Added ability to exit demo mode – now if you press the ‘refresh’ button while in demo mode, the app will do a real refresh and look for TVs again instead of requiring you to exit and restart. Note that if you try to refresh without being on WiFi, no TVs will be found.
Pressing ‘power off’ will drop back to the tv list – instead of just sitting at the controls screen, powering off your TV will drop back to the list of TVs and automatically remove the one that was just powered off. You can refresh the list if there are other Samsung TVs on the network or you turn yours back on.
Added device lock/multi-task resume detection
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