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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?

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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