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    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

    #2
    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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      #3
      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
      C4 incomplete since 1985

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        #4
        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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          #5
          try doing a search for environmental controls like the simplicity all in one ECU.

          www.smarthome.com has lots of home automation stuff too
          www.facebook.com/hoff_10
          www.twitter.com/hoff10
          www.summitilc.org

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            #6
            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; 2 Mar 2007, 10:42 PM.

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              #7
              thanks

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

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                #8
                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?

                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.
                C4 incomplete since 1985

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                  #9
                  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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                    #10
                    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
                    C4 incomplete since 1985

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                      #11
                      I think this is what you are looking for. I have had this one for a couple of years, it works well with only a few limitations. I have the discontinued model, the newer one probably works better.

                      http://www.smarthomeusa.com/Shop/Rem...em/SPITFIRE3/e

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                        #12
                        Depending on funds, but one tip could be to get for example a Sharp AQUOS LCD TV (link), an LC42XD1E or bigger. Thus hook-up points will be the same as a computer monitor (LCD) connections (HIDMI), and also nowadays LDS’s for regular TV usage like this next generation LCD’s are also much better than Plasma TV’s. This in turn if you have helping aids for your regular PC will be direct compatible hooked-on to such TV monitors.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Carl R
                          I think this is what you are looking for. I have had this one for a couple of years, it works well with only a few limitations. I have the discontinued model, the newer one probably works better.

                          http://www.smarthomeusa.com/Shop/Rem...em/SPITFIRE3/e

                          That's pretty much what I'm looking for, you said, only with a few limitations, what limitations have you shown with it?
                          Cripp
                          C4 incomplete since 1985

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by crppled007
                            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
                            You can do that with EventGhost. No programming needed. It can learn ir codes from any ir remote. You then just select the code and execute the command. I just found it easier for me to have an on-screen remote to just click on.

                            I'm attaching a screen capture of my EventGhost. You add a macro for each button on the remote. For each macro you add an action (transmit ir for example). To use it you just select the macro on the list then press F5 to execute it.

                            You can combine macros like I did with the "Science Chan" macro. That shows an on-screen display saying "Change to Science Channel". Then it sends "272" to the cable receiver to change the channel. I added 1 second delay between sending each digit.

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                              #15
                              Computer Ir Remote Control Software

                              I Have a Solution that I use Its for under $120.00 I have a USB-UIRT (UIRT stands for Universal Infrared Receiver Transmitter) Its from http://www.usbuirt.com/ It Costs $55.00 + $8.00 s&h And The Software I use is called IRCommand2 its Universal Remote Control Software for the PC its from http://www.wdpsoftware.com/ It Costs $34.95 I control the computer with a handheld trackball mouse from http://store.ergoguys.com/1330125.html It Costs $16.95 I use this hardware and software setup on a dedicated computer on a shelf above my television.
                              Any questions? feel free to ask them.

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