PC infrared receivers for use with sky remote - where to purchase?

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  1. lightbulb

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    After receiving the Sky Navigator remote for £1.50 through the recent Sky Active offer, I was hoping it could be used to control the PC using an infra red reciver and some software.

    I had a look on ebay and searched on here to no avail, found a few places selling receivers for data transfer but nothing for use as a remote receiver on the PC.

    Can anyone recommend a place that sells the sort of thing I'm looking for? USB or serial connection, it doesn't mattter :)

    TIA!

    [edit] just remembered that the old Xbox 1 DVD remotes used an IR Receiver and the connection standard was basically a modified USB connector. Does anyone know of this receiver being used on the PC with generic or Sky remotes?
     
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    I bought a USB reciever many moons ago for my old mobiles before bluetooth was invented.
    I have a machine running MCE and bought a windows MCE remote for it and it came with the reciever so maybe there are just the recievers on ebay.
    Im not sure if the sky navigator will work on windows, I know my MCE keyboard does not affect my sky at all
     
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    IRMAN http://www.evation.com/irman/ uses a serial connection and is receive only.

    USBUIRT http://www.usbuirt.com/ as the name implies is a USB device and can receive and transmit. So you can use your PC to operate other devices.

    As for software you need something like Girder from http://www.promixis.com/. It's now commercial software, but early versions were free and are still available if you look hard enough (the early versions are also more usable IMHO). There's other software out there, but Girder is the most flexible, but not necessarily the easiest to use.

    The only other IR receiver would probably be the Windows MCE remote + receiver that you can buy as a package, but whether that will work with anything other than MCE I have no idea.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, the damn thanks button isn't appearing or has been turned off on the boards or I'd have used that :)

    Also, if found this over the weekend regarding Xbox 1 so I might give it a try http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000640073739/

    :)
     

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