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Computer controlled remote control

Anyone here have ideas on creating a computer-automated cable box remote control, so that I could use my computer to schedule when to turn the cable box on/off as well as have the computer make the remote select the appropriate channel?

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Kiteman9 years ago
Use this instructable to record the signals from your remote that you want to recreate, then play them back through an IR LED connected to a speaker socket?
. My video card came with a IR LED detector and software to train it to recognize commands from remotes. Had many configs for diff remotes built-in. I never use it, but it's there. Don't remember if it will send IR signals, but surely _someone_ makes a card that does. . My card also came with scheduling software.
etelos (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
What video card do you have?
. According to DevMgr, it's a "WinFast TV2000 XP Expert WDM TVTuner/Video Capture (NTSC). All I use it for is VHS->DVD and to see what's on TV.
etelos (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
That looks like a possibility... I'll have to read up on that instructable more... thanks