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Computer controlled remote control Answered

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?


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.

That looks like a possibility... I'll have to read up on that instructable more... thanks