Control radio, tv from bed?

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JenMP
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Control radio, tv from bed?

Post by JenMP » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:32 am

Hi,

My father is in an assisted living facility. He stays in bed, and just listens to one radio station all day. He has to call a nurse to turn the radio on and off. He's got some dementia, so he needs something very simple that he can easily control from bed, for both the radio and the tv.

Heather
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Re: Control radio, tv from bed?

Post by Heather » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:24 am

An idea is to place a small alarm clock size radio at his bedside where he could reach it. Place bright colored stickers on the on and off buttons. Ie: red for off and green for on, if different buttons.

Another idea is to use an Alexa device to control the tv and radio.

KarenS
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Re: Control radio, tv from bed?

Post by KarenS » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:18 am

Here's a couple of articles that talk about Alexa, Amazon Echo and Google Home to make appliances accessible by voice. https://www.popsci.com/smart-speaker-gadgets and https://www.cnet.com/news/google-home-h ... azon-echo/. Also take a look at Smart BlueTooth plugs so if your dad's appliances aren't bluetooth enabled you can purchase a plug that makes them accessible to voice commands (note, this is one from Amazon but there are many more types and purchasing options) https://www.amazon.com/Outlet-Required- ... 8294&psc=1

TimothyKek
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Control radio tv from bed

Post by TimothyKek » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:29 am

Hi
yes you do like you say to force it to be a control rrc. You can also do it from the serialport or telnet s 1 and change control panel = 1

73 de mike

Marvindream
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Control radio tv from bed

Post by Marvindream » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:45 am

Youhave to use audirvana and place the tidal login credentials into the software . Than you can control via audirvana and a tidal

Henryclalm
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Control radio tv from bed

Post by Henryclalm » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:03 am

I have enabled extra AUX. I do want to control light colors, but any control at all would be a good start. Are you saying that lights will be one of the Extra Aux?

Henryclalm
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Control radio tv from bed

Post by Henryclalm » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:38 pm

I have enabled extra AUX. I do want to control light colors, but any control at all would be a good start. Are you saying that lights will be one of the Extra Aux?

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