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  • The Invention of the TV Remote Control

    Posted on November 14, 2016 by admin

    The TV Remote Control - Invention

    In 1898, Nikola Tesla demonstrated the first ever wireless remote control in history. It was not the first TV remote control but his invention was to control a torpedo boat. Tesla's invention was so revolutionary that time that a lot of people thought he was using his mind to control the boat. However, his remote control was focused on military applications and not the kind an ordinary individual would use. 

    Scientists once claimed that the flush toilet could be the most civilized invention of all time, and the TV remote control followed closely. 

    Let's look into the brief history of the TV remote control and how it evolved from being a crude gadget to one of the most important inventions of all time. 

    Lazy Bone And Other Early TV Remote Controls

    In the 1930s through the 1940s, remote controls for garage doors, model airplanes, and a few more consumer electronics marked the good beginning of remote controls. There were radios then using a remote control called Mystery Control by Philadelphia Storage Battery Company but this had no big impact. 

    The entry of the remote control into the scene changed the lifestyle of people. From plodding to their TVs and turning dials and pressing buttons, a revolutionary remote control called Lazy Bones made life easier for everyone. It served as an extension for all to easily switch TV channels. However, the Lazy Bone had a long cable that links it to the TV set. And many were not happy about that. 


    Come the mid-1950s, Eugene Polley who worked for Zenith came up with the Flashmatic remote control for TV. This one made use of directional lights to control the TV but the sensors of the TV, of course, responded to different light sources such as ceiling lights and sunlight. 

    Space Command Control

    In 1956, Robert Adler created the Space Command TV remote control. It had no long cables, no flashing lights. This one made use of ultrasonic sound detected by the receiver inside the television set. The Space Command allowed you to change channels and turn on or off the TV, but it did not have a volume control function. 

    With an advanced remote control, the price of TV sets soared. The wireless TV remote control became known as "clickers" and it could have been the big factor why people started buying TVs in mass quantities. 

    Infrared Light Remote Controls

    The evolution of the TV remote control continued and in the 1980s, they started using infrared lights. This kind of TV remote control is still very popular today. 

    Future of Remote Controls

    Remote controls invaded our lives and there was even a point in time when one could have complained about having to use a ton of remote controls for their different home appliances. Experts coined the term "remote control overload" to define the issue. 

    Today, our homes continue to evolve with the fast technological developments. Eventually, our smartphones and tablets will soon be our ultimate remote controls to control every aspect of our smart homes. And who knows, a few years from now, there will be a new technology, a new remote control to rule them all. And yes, it could be more civilized than the toilet flush.

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  • Remotes Control More Than Just TV Sets

    Posted on October 15, 2015 by admin

    When it comes to remote controls, few people are aware that your television set is just one of many appliances that can be accessed. That's right. In today's world of convenience, you can control a wide range of devices from your air conditioner, to your ceiling fan to a host of other devices. Not only does having remote controls for these devices make it easier to turn them on without having to leave the comfort of your favorite easy chair, it also makes it possible to install them in areas that were previously not available due to accessibility issues such as vaulted or cathedral ceilings or hard to reach, out of the way windows that allow you to install an air conditioner without occluding your view. 

    Regardless of your remote control needs, Remote Barn can help. Remote Barn is the leading online resource for brand new, original remote controls for just about any make and model appliance you own. They offer a range of remotes including those for less conventional, harder to find appliances such as air conditioners and ceiling fans. This means that whether you need a replacement remote control or simply want an extra, Remote Barn is the best place to go. You won't find a better deal on original remote control equipment for your needs.

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    Posted on May 4, 2015 by admin

    With so many apps available on the market today designed to replace the humble television remote control, many people are beginning to wonder whether televisions will continue to come with remotes. Or will consumers simply be provided with the name of an app to download in order to control their televisions with their smart phones or tablet computers? 

    Television manufacturers say no.

    Television remote controls will remain a staple part of the total television package. By continuing to provide quality remote controls, manufacturers will be able to ensure that those who don't have a smart phone or tablet device can still control their televisions remotely while ensuring that those who do have the latest technology have a choice. Imagine how frustrating it would be to try to watch television with a smart device that has a depleted battery. Having remote controls come standard with each television package gives consumers options as to which device they would prefer to use. They also provide an alternative way to control your television in the event your primary controller is unavailable. What's more is that most television remotes provide additional control options simply unavailable on television remote control apps, meaning that using one gives you greater control over your television viewing experience.

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  • Smart TV Remotes

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by admin

    Smart TV, or internet-ready TV, has been around since 2007. And while user experiences across the different platforms have some similarities, there are more differences than not. And our techie friends are pretty unanimous when they score Samsung as the best in the business today. Today's Samsung smart TV utilizes Smart Hub technology. Smart Hub brings all of the content that the TV can display into one console. This means that live TV, apps, music, personal media, streaming video and more are all together in the one platform. The other high-scorer is LG's Web OS remote.

    The Samsung Smart Touch Remote, and optional Smart Wireless Keyboard, works with smart phones and tablets. It is top-of-the-line interaction with the Samsung Smart TV line. The remotes have a touch pad that is used to navigate the Internet and Smart Hub. There are dedicated buttons on this remote for normal functions with moving through channels or adjusting volume. The Smart Touch Remote also incorporates a microphone that allows the user to input voice commands.

    With LG's WebOS Smart TV technology, you get a format that displays options in "playing card" style along the bottom of the display screen. The LG magic wand style remote utilizes motion controls in addition to dedicated buttons. It allows a quicker selection process than traditional remotes.

    If you ever find yourself in need of a Smart TV Remote, please head to www.remotebarn.us as they have a large selection of remote controls for every major brand on the market today !

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  • Remote Barn - for all your remote control needs !

    Posted on April 7, 2014 by admin

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  • Sometimes it's best to buy the Original Remote !

    Posted on October 23, 2013 by admin

    Every now and then we all find the need to purchase a new TV remote control. Most of us will go the "CHEAP" route and head to Walmart for a universal remote which can be picked up for as little as $9.95 and sometimes even less. However, with the universal remote it requires adding codes for your TV set, and while it may work, most times it will not fully operate all of the functions you are used to on your TV set.

    So, if you were to purchase the original remote from a reputable online dealer, such as remotebarn.us, for possibly $29.95, over the long run you will save much aggravation and stress. We all expect our new TV sets to last over 5 years. IF you divide the cost of an original remote over those 5 years, it certainly seems worth it at only $6.00 per year and no aggravation from a non-functional universal remote control

    It's all up to you. Most people will try the universal remote first, and still end up having to buy the original remote.

    Sometimes it's best to buy the Original Remote first !

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  • Smart TV Remotes

    Posted on September 16, 2013 by admin

    LG Smart TV is the new generation of television, combining the simple operation of a TV with the digital functions of a state-of-the-art computer. This technological hybrid offers the viewer web surfing, online shopping and even social networking along with the unlimited entertainment choices available on the Internet.

    Wireless connectivity allows the viewer premium entertainment choices over a breathtaking HD 1080p LED screen, using this customized dashboard and the revolutionary Magic Motion Remote, an amazing tool that eliminates the aggravation of multiple remotes. Now you can operate your Blu-ray Disc™ Player, cable box and theater system from a single remote.

    The Magic Motion Remote's unique voice control feature allows you to change channels, adjust volume and search for your favorite shows.

    Using a free remote app for Android and iOS devices, you can control your smart phone or tablet with Wi-Fi, which are available on LG Smart TVs released in 2012 or later.

    Now, for the first time, you can convert 2D to 3D, viewed through lightweight battery-free 3D glasses that are easy to wear, priced so that everyone can have a pair.

    A new world awaits the TV-viewing public, thanks to LG Smart TV's forward-leaning technology and high tech know-how. It's time to step up and step in

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  • How to reset your TV remote control !

    Posted on August 13, 2013 by admin

    This is an amazing video !

    Good luck with your remote !

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  • TV Remote Controls

    Posted on July 27, 2013 by admin

    TV Remote Controls

    Most of us are familiar with the term "Couch Potatoes", and it was because of the invention of the TV remote control that this expression became so popular. Prior to its creation, if you wanted to change the channel on your television, you had to get up and manually move the dial on the TV.

    Of course, this phenomenon seems almost impossible to believe for today's generation that are used to flipping through hundreds of channels instantly trying to find something that they really want to watch. Without question, the TV remote control has made using our television sets much more convenient and enjoyable.

    The first TV remote control was called the Flash-Matic and it was introduced in the 1955 and used a beam of light to change the channel. Today's devices are far more sophisticated and provide many more options when compared to the earliest models.

    Quite a while ago, the beam of light was replaced with infrared (IR) lights, which allowed the manufacturers to build in quite a few more useful functions. If you are like so many of us that really appreciates watching television, just try and imagine what it would be like without a TV remote control.

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