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Thread: Can I use my USB IRDA to control my TV/VCR? Which software?

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    Default Can I use my USB IRDA to control my TV/VCR? Which software?

    Can I use my USB IRDA to control my TV/VCR? Which software should I use?

    I'd also like to start the VCR with a powerpoint click - any ideas?

    CAn't find an app to do this- anyone found one?

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    Default Re: Can I use my USB IRDA to control my TV/VCR? Which softwa

    Probably not. Most devices use a different IR system, I think its based on an NEC system. Saying that some Digiboxes use IRDA. You might be better off buying a UIRT device. This normally connects to the serial port of your PC. This can then control your TV, VCR etc.
    Have a look here http://www.home-electro.com/tira2.php
    Or here http://www.usbuirt.com/
    Also try Googling UIRT or IR Blaster
    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Can I use my USB IRDA to control my TV/VCR? Which softwa

    But surely they are no different to the IRDA on my Pocket PC, which allows me to control the TV etc. with programs like OmniRemote etc. ?

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