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PDA as PC Remote Control

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by melvynadam, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. melvynadam

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    First post in a while so please excuse me if this question has already been covered in-depth elsewhere (I have tried searching).

    My home cinema setup comprises of the following equiment: Amp, DVD Player, VCR, Projector, & PC (for watching divx movies and listening to MP3s).

    Recently I took my old palm (a Handera 330) out of retirement and installed Novii Remote B&W with the intention of reducing the number of remotes I have to deal with when sitting down to 'relax' (not so relaxing hunting for the right remote half of the time).

    My PC is currently controlled by a large Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard (RADIO) which are far from ideal for armchair use. Note: it is a 'regular' PC not a media centre device.

    Yesterday I discovered the Niveus PC Remote Control and got to thinking how nice it would be to setup Novii to control the PC too.

    Adding a USB IRDA port to the PC is very easy and cheap (under $10 from eBay). The problem is that there is no remote to 'teach' my PDA from and no software on my PC to know what to do with incoming messages.

    So my questions are:
    • 1. Has anyone setup Novii to control a PC which did not have a remote already?
    • 2. Can anyone point me towards desktop software which can handle incoming IR commands.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. melvynadam

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    Anyone able to help?
     
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    Has anyone any experience of Netremote ? It looks good, but I notice they say that the 2 way control of iTunes is coming soon, are they reliable as I wouldn't want to purchase it and find that they never do this for iTunes ?
     
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    Yes, they are reliable.

    Anyhow, NetRemote is based in someway on Girder. And there is already iTunes v1.1.GML for Girder :

    http://www.promixis.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8650&highlight=itunes
     
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    Excellent, thanks for the heads-up :thumbsup:
     

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