View Full Version : No Infrared !!!
07-19-2003, 10:48 PM
THERE'S NO INFRARED ANYMORE !!!
No more controlling tvs and stuff... :-(
07-19-2003, 11:12 PM
How do you know?
And how would people beam stuff (like business cards) to each other? That doesn't sound right....
07-19-2003, 11:15 PM
This picture is from the US website, it clearly shows that the UX has infrared:
There is Infrared! See that black rectangle on the site, the description is in Japanese but it says "Infrared":
07-19-2003, 11:45 PM
Infrared but no remote control on UX.. Very disappointing!
07-20-2003, 12:18 AM
My NX was useless for using it to control TV's and stuff. Additionally, it increasess the chances of breaking it. The NX doesn't even come close to what some of the new high-tech remotes can do now.
07-20-2003, 12:53 AM
The actual physical screen size is smaller... read this:
While their display is the same resolution as the one used in the NX series of handhelds, Sony has slightly reduced the physical size of the screen to 3.2 inches when measured diagonally, while the NX series' screens are 3.8 inches.
From Brighthand (see below).
07-20-2003, 01:31 AM
I found that the only function that really worked on a Clie remote was changing the channel, adjusting the volume and switching video modes. What else can you really do?
07-20-2003, 02:15 AM
So does the UX50 only have IR and not CIR? The latter would be nice, but not earth shattering if it didn't...
07-20-2003, 02:43 AM
I don't know if the NX80 hardware or software is any different from other NR or NX or UX CLIE devices, but I control my whole AV stack with the built in NX80 IR remote software. I run my VCR, DVD player, and television set (All Panasonic) with it, from a distance of about 20 feet. It works fine - and gives me access to all functions of the 3 devices. I was amazed to find that I could even go into the televisions setup screens and set the clock, adjust brighness, etc. with the software.
My Clie SJ30, on the otherhand, is a different story. The IR port seems to be somewhat crippled, I downloaded a shareware remote program and I couldn't get it to work past about 8 feet. It could only control 1 device anyway, nowhere near the software functionality of the NX80 built in software application.
P.S. You might wonder what a Sony FANATIC like myself is doing with Panasonic Video equipment - it is quite simply that Panasonic makes better video gear. Every electronic device I own is Sony, with the exception of my cordless phone and video equipment, which is all Panasonic. I am an electrical engineer with video design background, so you can trust that I know what I am talking about when it comes to video equipment. As for the cordless phone, it was on sale that week - I don't like phones much anyway, so brand loyalty doesn't enter into the equation :)
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