TV Mute Devices & Switchers
2016 I was looking for a box to sense a phone line, &
automatically mute the TV of an old person who fumbles with,
loses & general fails to use TV remote to mite it when
someone calls on phone, driving caller mad (the more so if caller
must speak a foreign language & listen to both quiet old
human & loud TV shouting in foreign). I thought there must be
a big market for such devices, so documented the case for devices
& technologies that already exist.
- Mute TV Command:
- Power Off TV
- Modems (I have a shoe box full here), come cheap & ready built
with power supply & plugs, certified legal to connect to
phone wall socket (unlike self made).
- Modems detect & report incoming calls via Hayes_command_set
- Phone wall socket to a free standing android would be
harder, via external usb to serial converter to modem perhaps,
or USB external modem.
- Purchasable Devices & Free Apps etc to mute tv when