IRDA and Freeview recording

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Martin Gunther, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Hi all,
    Not sure if this is the correct Newsgroup, but I have been recording TV
    to my PC for a while now, and am interested in changing the channel on my
    Freeview (UK) box, turning on and off television etc, etc, from my infrared
    I have been searching the net for the last 2-3 days for information, and
    yes there are devices I can buy that will allow me to (Redrat for example),
    but I currently have a USB IrDA device that I use for my mobile and PDA, and
    was wondering whether it was possible to use that?

    Any information, links, correct newgroup would be greatly appreciated.

    Martin Gunther, Aug 12, 2003
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  2. I'm quite prepared to be shot down on this Martin, but I
    fear you may be on to a loser. AFAIK most domestic
    remotes use RC6 (?) encoding which is not compatible
    with IrDA.

    Remote Central have lots
    of IR codes for all sorts of devices..

    Tony Gartshore, Aug 12, 2003
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  3. Tony,
    Thanks for that, I feared it may be the case. I'll probably have to look
    into buying a com IR device and doing it that way. Anyone recommend any of
    those then?

    Martin Gunther, Aug 12, 2003
  4. Martin Gunther

    James Day Guest

    Try the Yahoo! group . The guys on
    there are always talking about this sort of stuff. But beware you will get
    hundreds of messages per day....

    James Day, Aug 14, 2003
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