iPhone/iPod/iPad Remotes For Dune Players

by Damian on January 18, 2011 · 4 comments

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It seems like nowadays everyone wants a touchscreen smartphone remote app to control their electronics. There is definitely a “coolness” to this, especially when showing off to family and friends. To be honest I think these apps are more cool then practical, but it is no doubt they are gaining momentum. In the past few weeks two remote apps have been released for the Dune media players (you can see my review of the Dune BD Prime here and be on the lookout for my review of the Dune Smart D1 in the next few days!) which I thought I would take a few minutes to highlight:

Dune Remote:

Price: Free

Developer: UkrHD

Links: App Store / Forum Support (MPCClub) / Website

Requirements: You must be running the latest beta IP control firmware which can be found here.

Additional Information: Currently the Dune Remote does not work with the iPod Touch. This will be addressed in the next release (1.4) which should be available in the upcoming weeks. Also being added will be an Auto Scan for Dunes with IP firmware on your local network as well as gesture mode for navigation on the iPhone.

iPhone Screenshots:

iPad Screenshot:

My Dune Remote:

Price: $0.99

Developer: Binnerup Consulting

Links: App Store / Forum Support

Requirements: You must be running the latest beta IP control firmware which can be found here.

Additional Information: My Dune Remote allows you to control your HDI Dune HD media player(s) from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to replace or supplement the original IR based remote control. Eventually Dune control will be integrated into the MyMovies for iPad/iPhone App which will allow you to browse your movie collection on your iPad/iPhone and start a movie on your Dune player directly from.

iPhone Screenshots:

iPad Screenshot:






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Hi, my name is Damian, and I'm tech gadget addict! Although I always had some interest in technology, it wasn't until I got my EX470 and more importantly found Mediasmartserver.net, that my interest became an addiction. My goal, aside from world domination and to see the Mets/Broncos win another championship, is to set up the perfect digital home where all my media is available at the click of a button. When I am not writing for Mediasmartserver.net you can find me over at my blog at http://www.adigitalhomeblog.com or follow me on twitter


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Alex Kuretz January 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

Definitely cool factor, but I can’t see grabbing the iPod, slide-to-unlock, launch app, press pause when I need to refill my martini. It’s so much easier to have the universal remote sitting beside me.

Damian January 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

First you do strike me as a martini guy :-)

I think I would need whatever iPxxx app with the ability to control all my equipment, not just one piece for me to even consider using consistently. Even then it would probably only serve to supplement my Harmony remotes, not replace. Now give me a way to control my neighbors equipment ;-)

The Kitty January 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

The first screen shot looks like the iPad, second the iPhone – switched?

Damian January 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm

The first screenshot is actually four individual screens (grouped together they look like one big screen since there is no space in between which is probably why you think it is of the iPad). Sorry for the confusion

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