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Can I use my IRDA port on my computer for a TV-B-Gone like divice?

I have an IRDA port (the infrared serial port) on my laptop and I was wondering if there was a program that sends out IR signals to turn off TVs just like the TV-B-Gone.

If not, is there a program that can record IR signals from this IRDA port and play them back later? This way I can just record the TV-B-Gone's signals and play them back later.

Looks tricky...
http://www.tuxmobil.org/Infrared-HOWTO/infrared-howto-c-lirc-irda.html

It might be easier to build an IR transmitter compatible with TV IR-remote signals, than to use the IRDA port.
http://www.lirc.org/transmitters.html
physics_dude (author)  Jack A Lopez6 years ago
Well if thats the case, why don't I just power my TV-B-Gone with the 5v USB power?