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Date: 07/28/07 02:10 AM

65 Responses to Change TV Channels Without A Remote

  1. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    Link: Change TV Channels Without A Remote - All you need are a flashlight, floppy disk and magnifying glass.
  2. Profile photo of tulip
    tulip Female 50-59
    250 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:37 pm
    HA! clever!
  3. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:15 am
    I wonder where I saw this...
    But it`s much easier just to use the remote xD
  4. Profile photo of TigerSword
    TigerSword Male 13-17
    139 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:15 am
    What is the point? Maybe it would be useful if you were Macgyver.
  5. Profile photo of curtisd
    curtisd Male 18-29
    30 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:20 am
    that will never work
  6. Profile photo of DBtG
    DBtG Male 18-29
    330 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:25 am
    I just love to "swith" on the TV.
  7. Profile photo of vintagepizza
    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:39 am
    My brother told me about this...
  8. Profile photo of Autonomous
    Autonomous Male 18-29
    6 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:59 am
    Uh... Did you try changing the channels by pushing the buttons on the TV? Sorry if that was too complicated for some of you.
  9. Profile photo of Dance_Macabe
    Dance_Macabe Male 30-39
    34 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:07 am
    Yeah but where do you find a floppy disc now-a-days?
  10. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:17 am
    My Husband is going to be so pissed , lol
  11. Profile photo of JustKikz34
    JustKikz34 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:26 am
    Or you could spend the 5 or so bucks, buy a universal remote and do all sorts of craazzzyyyy things!!! Like MUTTTEEEEE and VOLLUMMEEE UPPPP!!!!
  12. Profile photo of iansquall
    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:32 am
    That`s actually pretty nifty. I doubt I`d ever use it though, but I think it would be quite useful with the school TVs. *ponders this thought*
  13. Profile photo of slaine
    slaine Male 13-17
    391 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:39 am
    Ok, I admit. I find this extremely awesome. I`ll spend the rest of my days confusing my family with the hidden remote
  14. Profile photo of korygonz
    korygonz Female 18-29
    59 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:51 am
    you could really use this at school in the lunch room... i don`t know how many times i wish i could change the channel from the school circuit to something else. or even in class.
  15. Profile photo of Gamey91
    Gamey91 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:52 am
    Thats cool. Im gonna annoy everyone now.
  16. Profile photo of LDBAMC
    LDBAMC Male 18-29
    42 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 4:02 am
    I wanted to see if I could use the tiny Maglite Solitaire instead of a Mini-Maglite because it would be easier to conceal. It just so happened that I realised that I couldn`t take out the lens cap. Damn, that sucked.
  17. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 5:27 am
    All you need are a flashlight, floppy disk and magnifying glass.

    Or a remote control.

  18. Profile photo of ghost30507
    ghost30507 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 5:40 am
    Funny how there was an add for one of those universal remotes on the I-A-B Home before I clicked on this link
  19. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 6:48 am
    Cooool. So wanna try that!
  20. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 7:58 am
    ha wow! ima try that tonight!
  21. Profile photo of iChris
    iChris Male 13-17
    73 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:10 am
    anyone else notice the typo on "step 3"? anyone...... no? i guess im a loser.
  22. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:31 am
    Bloody hell, is everyone here stupid? It`s fake, you can`t trust anything on that stupid site.

    Think about it logically.

  23. Profile photo of Link64bit
    Link64bit Male 18-29
    11 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:51 am
    im gonna try that at school
  24. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:54 am
    Buy one of these if you REALLY want it to work
  25. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:20 am
    Next time I`m stuck on a deserted island, and Lulu the magic sea turtle eats the remote... this`ll help.
  26. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:29 am
    I`m going to call bs until I get proof that works.
  27. Profile photo of cybercow
    cybercow Male 30-39
    106 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:34 am
    This is definitely fake. First of all, floppy disk media is coated in iron oxide, and two layers of it will definitely be opaque, so no light will get out.

    Second of all, television remotes work on infrared light, not flashlights, and need a pulsed frequency in the 40 kHz or so range.

    On top of the pulsed infrared, each TV would have a different signal for each command, and flashlights don`t have any sort of digital circuitry to create the appropriate signals.

    This is total BS.

  28. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:44 am
    weird
  29. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:46 am
    Sick.
  30. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:47 am
    This is a much better verison though
  31. Profile photo of smigbaafm
    smigbaafm Male 18-29
    648 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 11:24 am
    get a universal remote, its easier.
    or if you wanted concealability, they have remote control wrist watches...fun to turn on The Price is Right in the middle of class
  32. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 11:56 am
    ichris i saw the typo too....guess ur not the only loser!
  33. Profile photo of Hellknight10
    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 12:37 pm
    i found the typo much more amusing than this video...
  34. Profile photo of basketb-chic
    basketb-chic Female 13-17
    139 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 1:05 pm
    NICE!!!!!
  35. Profile photo of RadRockette
    RadRockette Female 13-17
    655 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    niiice =]
  36. Profile photo of driftalways
    driftalways Female 18-29
    88 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    while that is really cool, why don`t you just buy another remote? those work the same way, even better `cause you can choose specific numbers!! *gasp*
  37. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    awesome. For those asking `why`, it`s mostly to annoy other people.

    Floppy discs still exist?

  38. Profile photo of evilempress1
    evilempress1 Female 13-17
    416 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    Whats a floppy disk?
  39. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    uhh you could also buy a universal remote for the same cost as all that junk...
  40. Profile photo of BrettIsPyro
    BrettIsPyro Male 13-17
    155 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    its Metacafe i don`t think it works
  41. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5973 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 2:51 pm
    sooooo cool
  42. Profile photo of DiRTYPiRATEx
    DiRTYPiRATEx Female 13-17
    2 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:19 pm
    THAT WAS COOL
  43. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:48 pm
    IT DOESN`T WORK!
    BLOODY HELL WHAT IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE?

    But you know if you drive a car fast enough (22mph) and jump out at 12:00, you can go back in time. It`s true `cause I saw it on Metacafe and I believe everything the money-making idiots on there tell me.

  44. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    lmao my negbor has a tv in his porch room and sometimes when your outside in the backyard of my house you can acualy see the tv from there if you step out on the deck area...maybe i should do that sometime to his tv hehe
  45. Profile photo of scar104
    scar104 Male 13-17
    358 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    yeah, but you`d loose a perfectly good floppy disk...
  46. Profile photo of overgamer435
    overgamer435 Male 13-17
    203 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    damn, i so wanna try that now!!
  47. Profile photo of omg209
    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    bullllllllllllshyyyttttt
  48. Profile photo of demone_paar
    demone_paar Male 13-17
    230 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 7:28 pm
    i would just use the remote seeing as i broke my arm...
  49. Profile photo of mzpoopy
    mzpoopy Female 13-17
    129 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 7:43 pm
    thats sooo neat
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    v_wilkes85
    246 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:03 pm
    The remote recently broke on my TV, and i can`t find a universal remote that will work on it, because it`s such an obscure brand name; BTW anyone know where i can buy a universal remote that will work on a 20 year old ELECTROHOME TV?
  51. Profile photo of kmuggee
    kmuggee Female 13-17
    681 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:38 pm
    haha, i going to try it soon
  52. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:56 pm
    this is pretty awesome.
  53. Profile photo of motoslvr736
    motoslvr736 Male 13-17
    11 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    2nd option get ur ass up and do it manualy
  54. Profile photo of moracca
    moracca Male 18-29
    43 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 11:17 pm
    what a load of crap. I can`t believe how gullible some of you people are.
  55. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 11:42 pm
    So am I to believe that a piece of floppy disk will convert a flashlight into an IR transmitter? I`m calling BS until someone actually gets this to work. Plus, different TVs use different IR signals. So finding a flashlight setting that works with your specific TV`s functions is 1 in a million.
  56. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 1:03 am
    Someone look it up on snoopes.
  57. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 1:04 am
    Snopes I mean.
  58. Profile photo of DrFishstix
    DrFishstix Female 13-17
    5 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 1:09 am
    Well, I guess it`ll help those people that refuse to use the buttons on the tv when they lose the remote...
  59. Profile photo of thegreatbana
    thegreatbana Male 13-17
    91 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 2:06 am
    :D i tried it!and it works,but,only on 1 of my tv`s but its the oldest of them all?
  60. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 8:19 am
    These things are so pointless get a remote dont destroy stuff to make a crappy flashlight that changes the channel lame
  61. Profile photo of ZoundsPadang
    ZoundsPadang Male 18-29
    4 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm
    wow tagged this as fake to begin with but its even better browsing comments and seeing so many people want to try it!

    the only way two pieces of floppy could create different frequencies is if they were rotating and polarized light. and even that might not do it. and since they are stationary im assuming that the dude was suggesting that they filtered out everything but IR?

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    deitrickson2 Male 18-29
    244 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 8:20 pm
    it probally odesnt work
  63. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
    870 posts
    July 30, 2007 at 12:24 am
    According to this, floppy disks actually do filter for infra-red light, so that part makes sense. This site says that remote controls work by sending pulses of infra-red, like Morse code, so changing the focus of the beam seems irrelevant. Perhaps when the guy who made the video was playing around with the focus, he ended up moving the light on and off the sensor, in a way that corresponded with one of the codes. Turning the flashlight on and off would probably do the same thing.
  64. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    August 5, 2007 at 6:22 pm
    haha. weird.
  65. Profile photo of XAllisonX920
    XAllisonX920 Female 13-17
    33 posts
    August 13, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    couldnt you just bye a universal remote
    ????

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