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Which software/hardware can turn my iPhone into a decent remote control for my TV?

(Are there any reviews out there that compare the options?)

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Do you want it to be an IR remote, correct? –  pgb Aug 7 '10 at 18:47

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You'll need an IR dongle (the iPhone doesn't natively have any IR capabilities). Google for iPhone IR remote and you'll see several options.

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Some of the new internet-connected TVs can be controlled via WiFi using apps available in the App Store. Here's an example for 2010 model Samsung Internet@TVs.

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The Griffin Beacon looks like it should do what you want. It combines an iPhone app with an IR emitter that you place on a table and control via Bluetooth.

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My entertainment system is basically a PC plugged in to a flat screen TV, so I've found apps like this work well:

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/02/06/touch-mouse-from-logitech-turns-your-iphone-or-ipod-touch-into-a-keyboard/

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