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Old 30th March, 2004, 06:52 PM
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I just bought an old Compaq C120+ and was wondering if it would be possible to use the infra-red port on the computer to control a television, VCR, or anything else that uses an IR remote. Anyone know if this has been attempted in the past and if it was successful?
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Old 30th March, 2004, 07:05 PM
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I guess that would depend on the OS it uses. There are freeware programs that will allow you to do that on a pocket PC platform.
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Old 30th March, 2004, 08:44 PM
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There is software for it on the Palm as well - Palm Pilots have quite low-powered IR ports though. You have to get close enough to the TV for it to work that you might as well just flip channels manually
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I use TV Remote Controller V5 by PDAwin (PDAwin.com), which includes a number of preset devices and has a learning mode to program any device.
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There is software for it on the Palm as well - Palm Pilots have quite low-powered IR ports though. You have to get close enough to the TV for it to work that you might as well just flip channels manually
The range wasn't too bad when I had the program running on my Hand Spring.
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The range wasn't too bad when I had the program running on my Hand Spring.
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the range was pretty good on my old sony clie. (wreaked some havok in class with that, hehehe)
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software links

http://pocketpccentral.net/software/remote1.htm here are a few

http://www.pdawin.com/tvremote.html shareware, not sure of price or limitations

article if you're a coder http://www.codeproject.com/ce/tvremote.asp
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There is software for it on the Palm as well - Palm Pilots have quite low-powered IR ports though. You have to get close enough to the TV for it to work that you might as well just flip channels manually
I use a program called NOVIIremote which has really good learning systems and GUIs. On my Tungsten T i get around 10 metres with good line of sight. I sit in the back of lecture theatres and turn the projector on and off with it easily.
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Does anyone with a palm know how to use the radio functions to open things? I saw a guy using a Tungsten T3 with the radio adapter accessory as a garage and car door opener off NetBSD. How tricky would that be to do?
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I wonder, did he write the software himself? Or was it a commercial program...?
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