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    infrared remote control that is controlled by my computer

    hi everyone,

    Does anyone know if there is a remote control that I can connect to my computer USB or anything else. So I can control my TV from my computer. C3 is the level of injury so it is kind of tough . Come on everyone hook me up please.

    Thanks a lot.
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billystrauss
    hi everyone,

    Does anyone know if there is a remote control that I can connect to my computer USB or anything else. So I can control my TV from my computer. C3 is the level of injury so it is kind of tough . Come on everyone hook me up please.

    Thanks a lot.
    Bill
    There are media pc's, I have an HP or you can build/modify your own which run Microsoft XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system software. I use a Microsoft Media Center wireless keyboard and remote with special function keys to record tv from 2 channels (with a duel tuner card), fast forward thru commercials, listen to music, surf the internet (with a high speed connection), view my photos, burn cd's & dvd's all in my living room on a 42" Samsung plazma tv. There are other software programs that work like media center and I have tried them all but they are harder to work with and set up. It works great here are a few links about it.


    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/m...r/default.mspx

    http://seamonkey420.tech-recipes.com...ce2k5_rd1.html

    http://www.nextag.com/microsoft-mce-...te/search-html


    Darty

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    I think what you're looking for HAL 2000


    http://www.automatedliving.com/products_hal2000.shtml

    This will allow you to do anything from your computer by voice control with a microphone. This is what I use, and from experience, and it's awesome!

    BTW: I am a C4

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    Cool

    I'm a full quad and use E Z Keys program from Words +, Inc. It has built in infrared remote that I can set up almost anything up on. It's awesome. Words +, Inc. has a website.

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    try doing a search for environmental controls like the simplicity all in one ECU.

    www.smarthome.com has lots of home automation stuff too

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    I'm a c2 quad. I use the computer using morse code.

    I watch and record tv on my Windows XP computer using a NVIDIA DualTV MCE TV Tuner Card with SnapStream Beyond TV 4 software. This enables me to watch 1 channel and record another; record 2 channels while watching something recorded previously; pause live tv (like a Tivo). I have the digital cable receiver connected through the video input so I can watch/record the premium and digital channels.

    To control the cable receiver I use the USB-UIRT. It plugs in a usb port to transmitter ir signals. Beyond TV is already programmed to use it to change channels.

    To do other things with the USB-UIRT I use a free program called EventGhost. this lets me send the direction buttons on the remote to use on-demand menus.

    USB-UIRT
    http://store.snapstream.com/usb-uirt.html

    Beyond TV software with TV tuner for your pc
    http://store.snapstream.com/bundles-sidebar.html

    EventGhost is an open-source automation tool for MS Windows
    http://www.eventghost.org/

    Cable On-Demand control by computer on-screen remote
    http://www.makoa.org/jlubin/tvremote/
    Last edited by jlubin; 03-02-2007 at 10:42 PM.

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    thanks

    I just wanted to say thanks lots of great ideas keep them coming
    Bill

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    That's pretty neat with the eventghost. does the Snapstream require a video capture card or will it work without one? HAL2000 doesn't have the onscreen remote, only voice. unless there's something i'm missing with hal. can you send me your eventghost scripts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlubin
    I'm a c2 quad. I use the computer using morse code.

    I watch and record tv on my Windows XP computer using a NVIDIA DualTV MCE TV Tuner Card with SnapStream Beyond TV 4 software. This enables me to watch 1 channel and record another; record 2 channels while watching something recorded previously; pause live tv (like a Tivo). I have the digital cable receiver connected through the video input so I can watch/record the premium and digital channels.

    To control the cable receiver I use the USB-UIRT. It plugs in a usb port to transmitter ir signals. Beyond TV is already programmed to use it to change channels.

    To do other things with the USB-UIRT I use a free program called EventGhost. this lets me send the direction buttons on the remote to use on-demand menus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crppled007
    That's pretty neat with the eventghost. does the Snapstream require a video capture card or will it work without one? HAL2000 doesn't have the onscreen remote, only voice. unless there's something i'm missing with hal. can you send me your eventghost scripts?
    Beyond TV (by Snaptream) requires a tv tuner on your computer, internal pci card or external usb.

    attached is my eventghost script file programmed with ir codes for the dct-2000 cable receiver.

    the webserver file contains the on-screen remote files that just open in your web browser. just unzip these into a folder then in eventghost configure the webserver plugin to use that folder.

    you need an ir remote for your pc, such as the usb-uirt listed above, with eventghost running to make it work.

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    I am not a programmer, but what they need is a program that can combine learning capabilities with the USB remote, that will allow it to store them learn codes in the XML file and automatically assign itto the desired key. Like an all-in-one program that works with eventhost and maybe Hal2000 for voice control also. But it's nice to be able to use the Web browser as a remote also.
    Cripp

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