Results 1 to 8 of 8
Discuss [Remote] Disapointment? at the AppStore Software - Hackint0sh.org; It seems that yet again Apple had a great/epic idea but just couldn't manage to ...
  1. #1
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    42
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default [Remote] Disapointment?

    It seems that yet again Apple had a great/epic idea but just couldn't manage to follow through on it and we have yet another half assed innovation by Apple that will fall far short of its potential.

    I downloaded this to my iPhone and updated my ATV just so I could use my iPhone as the one and only remote for the ATV that would work anywhere in my house and yet I was disgusted to learn that you still need to use the old (and very useless) ATV remote to switch between menus, and well do just about everything else. In fact all you can do with the iPhone is browse your music library and use it as a keyboard for Youtube searches, however to get into Youtube search you still need the old remote to navigate to that area... how stupid and if you're gonna leave out that much functionality from the iPhone, why even bother??



  2. #2
    Senior Professional Array neonkoala's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    277
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    I don't have an ATV to test but as a remote for iTunes the iPHone works exceptionally well, really easy to use, and I like the fact its like the built in player.

  3. #3
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Lacks one thing though, the ability to switch to full screen mode with the videos

  4. #4
    Senior Professional Array neonkoala's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    277
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ryuworks View Post
    Lacks one thing though, the ability to switch to full screen mode with the videos
    You use iTunes to watch videos!? Wow.

  5. #5
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    473
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 4n7hr4x View Post
    It seems that yet again Apple had a great/epic idea but just couldn't manage to follow through on it and we have yet another half assed innovation by Apple that will fall far short of its potential.

    I downloaded this to my iPhone and updated my ATV just so I could use my iPhone as the one and only remote for the ATV that would work anywhere in my house and yet I was disgusted to learn that you still need to use the old (and very useless) ATV remote to switch between menus, and well do just about everything else. In fact all you can do with the iPhone is browse your music library and use it as a keyboard for Youtube searches, however to get into Youtube search you still need the old remote to navigate to that area... how stupid and if you're gonna leave out that much functionality from the iPhone, why even bother??

    ReallY?? Great I was really looking forward to using the remote and dumping the little white one!!

    Thats shitty news indeed as I use itunes for music via Apple TV with my surround system - back to the drawing board!


  6. #6
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    42
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    ReallY?? Great I was really looking forward to using the remote and dumping the little white one!!

    Thats shitty news indeed as I use itunes for music via Apple TV with my surround system - back to the drawing board!
    Its really retarded... according to Apple it is more convenient to carry around your iPhone and the original Apple remote, constantly switching between the two to accomplish a simple task than to just have one remote with no keyboard.... go figure...

    Seriously this is how youtube works with the iPhone remote...
    1) Using the Apple TV remote, navigate to the youtube menu.
    2) Browse videos using the ATV remote.
    3) Select the search option using the ATV remote, a keyboard will appear on your iPhone.
    4) Type in your search criteria using the iPhone and hit search on the iPhone.
    5) You must now use the ATV remote to browse the search results and to select which video to watch.

    Its like, SERIOUSLY????

  7. #7
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    473
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 4n7hr4x View Post
    Its really retarded... according to Apple it is more convenient to carry around your iPhone and the original Apple remote, constantly switching between the two to accomplish a simple task than to just have one remote with no keyboard.... go figure...

    Seriously this is how youtube works with the iPhone remote...
    1) Using the Apple TV remote, navigate to the youtube menu.
    2) Browse videos using the ATV remote.
    3) Select the search option using the ATV remote, a keyboard will appear on your iPhone.
    4) Type in your search criteria using the iPhone and hit search on the iPhone.
    5) You must now use the ATV remote to browse the search results and to select which video to watch.

    Its like, SERIOUSLY????
    Man how fucked up!! Surely if they can control certain aspects of the Apple TV menu they can do the rest lol

    I expect to see this fully compatible in a near future upgrade!! Fuck knows what they were thinking though!!

  8. #8
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Kathmandu
    Posts
    148
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    I'm stuck in Verifying?

    I enter the correct passcode and itunes asks me again and again for it.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. [Remote] Itunes not recognize remote
    By juhar in forum AppStore Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-26-2008, 12:25 AM
  2. [Remote Buddy] Remote Control for your entire Mac
    By NSLog in forum Free Toolchain Software (Cydia App's)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 02:52 PM
  3. [Req] house automation > TV remote/Light switch remote
    By Guineviere in forum Free Toolchain Software (Cydia App's)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-04-2008, 06:04 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-04-2008, 07:50 AM
  5. [Req] tv remote
    By Eldiablo in forum Free Toolchain Software (Cydia App's)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-08-2008, 07:30 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:47 AM.
twitter, follow us!