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Why did the sunlight affect my TV remote earlier today?

Asked by ChocolateReigns (5599 points ) December 12th, 2010

I was sitting on the couch, trying to watch TV, and the stupid remote wasn’t doing anything. Very frustrating. I hit it. I hit the TV. I changed the batteries. I changed the batteries back. I did everything I could think of. Turns out, the sun was shining on the VCR, and that was some how affecting it. Why? Anybody else heard of this?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Infra Red from the Sun overpowered your remote.

JilltheTooth's avatar

The reflection of the sun on the little sensor that “receives” the signal from the remote….
Never mind. What @Tropical_Willie said.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@JilltheTooth The receiver can’t “see” the remote because it was overpowered therefore cannot see the remote flash off and on.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Yeah, I know, but your explanation was much shorter and more to the point than my long-winded one would have been.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Ah ok thanks guys :) My mom and I were really…confused about that.

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