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  • #16
    Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
    .... I volunteer to be a Beta tester! ...
    TomZ
    Nice try

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Millstonemike View Post

      Nice try
      What?
      I've pretty much been a beta tester for Microsoft for years!
      Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
      *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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      • #18
        I saw this remote on another site and just had to post a pic of it. I have never used a remote like this, but I imagine it would be very satisfying to turn the dial with your thumb in either hand to roll the volume up or down. I REALLY like the way (I think) this would operate.

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        I don't think it would be hard to implement this into a remote control, would it? I do think it would be far more costly than just a simple board with click buttons soldered to it for sure, but rotary encoders and the associated resistors are fairly cheap on the grand scheme of things right? It might add $2 - $3 to the cost of the product? I just like how it looks like it would work, the dial being towards the top seems like it would make it easy to turn the dial, heck... fun even!

        Once at a hotel, I used a remote for the TV that had two short paddle-type switches for the volume up/down and channel up/down. They were a kind of knurled version of a car power window switch from the 80's when they were just that one vertical piece of plastic that you either pushed forward or backwards. Not sure if that's a good explanation, but that was a pretty nice tactile feeling movement too.

        The details like this are a big part of what make a piece of electronic equipment enjoyable to use regularly, which is one of the reasons why I dislike those little card remotes so much, they get lost in my hand and I feel like I'm going to break them... too thin I think. Think of all the 'vintage' equipment you've owned and messed with... I suspect some of that beefy 'switchgear feel' may be part of what we liked about it.

        Anyway, just wanted to mention this and see if anyone else things this type of remote would be handy and enjoyable to use regularly?

        TomZ
        Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
        *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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