Does anyone have experience of obtaining and using an outgoing remote controller from a HTPC? Basically I'm happy to use the HTPC as a remote control hub and I don't like the LCD touch-screen pronto type remote controls. I've read about the Nirvis Slink-e http://www.nirvis.com/index.html and it's power-buy interest list at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=135213&highlight=slinke+remote+ir I think this can be controlled FROM the Girder freeware. What sort of price in the UK? Can it control a Barco 808s? Alternatively, can the Barco be controlled relatively easily using direct serial RS232? The core requirement is power on/off from the HTPC, secondary is to be able to use a non-Barco (non-pronto) remote control via the HTPC/Girder to replace the Barco remote. Did I read about an earthing/voltage difference issue between the HTPC serial port and the Barco? Anyone know more? Ideally itwould also control other IR devices, such as the amp and IR lighting too. I've also found another interface box by Marata at http://www.marata.co.uk/Downloads/MCU300_ Spec _Sheet.pdf which looks like it may take RS232 and have an IR output. I guess there's also the professional Crestron and X10 solutions, but they'd be expensive for a simple 1-room projector and lighting control application, right? thanks and regards, Rob.