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Change TV Channels Without A Remote

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Change TV Channels Without A Remote. All you need are a flashlight, floppy disk and magnifying glass.
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Hits: 31397 | Favorites: 129 | Emailed: 47 | Rating: 3.2 | Category: Technology | Date: 07/28/2007
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XAllisonX920
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 33 Posts
Monday, August 13, 2007 8:53:05 PM
couldnt you just bye a universal remote
????

spongamabob
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2164 Posts
Sunday, August 5, 2007 6:22:45 PM
haha. weird.

Cy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1099 Posts
Monday, July 30, 2007 12:24:35 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.

deitrickson2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 244 Posts
Sunday, July 29, 2007 8:20:56 PM
it probally odesnt work

ZoundsPadang
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4 Posts
Sunday, July 29, 2007 3:59:37 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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