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Infrared controller

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by richjthorpe, May 5, 2005.

  1. richjthorpe

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering about the possibility of using a PC as an IR controller, ie takes an IR signal in and depending on the IR Code either sends out an IR signal to an Amp/Freeview/DVD player or sends a signal through RS232 to a TV.

    Is there anything like this or a piece of software to control add on items ?

    Failing that, is there any software that can take an IR signal and convert that to a Hex code in order to send it to the TV via RS232 ?

    Cheers,

    Richie.
     
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    I'm not sure about sending codes out to other devices via your pc, but I have just purchased a Logitech harmony which will turn on all required devices at the press of one button. For instance I can press my programmed theatretek button on my remote, and theatertek will open, my tv will switch to RGB1 and my amp will switch onto VCR1. The remote will then control all linked devices as required.
    is this the sort of thing you are after doing?
     
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    Hi Barrie,

    Not really. I've already got a Mosaic OFA Remote that I can add Macros to, but I can control my TV through an RS232 port and with this can control a lot more things. For example, there is only one button on the original TV remote to Power On or Off whereas there are 2 Hex codes for the TV through the RS232 to either Power On or Power Off. Likewise for the input selection, there is only one button on the remote but 5 Hex codes - one for each input.
     
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    Ah, superb ! Plus that Girder s/w looks to do everything I need too. Thanks Flimber !

    Richie.
     
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    Soory for the missunderstanding.

    Glad you've found what you where after.:smashin:
     

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