Use this R/C receiver for your computer to control all your things very good for people with htpc.
This is a very cheap receiver but can work with 99% of remotes and it cost me less than 5$.
Capacitor 4.7k uf 25 or 50 V
D-sub 9 Connection (like on a old comp mouse)
D-sub 9 hood
pcb line board
3 line cable