programable remote control

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  1. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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  3. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Sony RMAV3000, only remote in my very IR friendly home office.

    Controls my Mac via Keyspan port
    Controls my PC via generic IR receiver
    Controls my Sony TV
    Controls my 18.1" Xenon LCD
    Controls my Panasonic TV/VCR
    Controls my ReplayTV
    Controls my Cable Box
    Controls my interior lighting
    Controls my HP De-100c
    Controls my entire stereo as well

    Supports 18 devices natively/21 with fiddling.

    No computer uplink, but with the $870 in savings you can buy a teenager to program it correctly.
     
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  5. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    The remote learns the IR codes from the Keyspan, and then issues them as if it were the Keyspan. Everything on the computer side is handled by the keyspan software.

    The only problem in the whole system if that certain things accidently get slurped by the computers' receivers. If I hit pause on the Replay, it sends a down arow key event to my pc. If I choose to increase the lights on my dimmer, it sends an enter event to the Keyspan.

    As soon as I get burned (data loss, or such) by one of these actions, I'll prolly go in and see about reassigning the computers' receive codes.
     
  6. D0ct0rteeth thread starter macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    Thanks Nipsy. You the man.

    I'll pick one up right away.

    -Doc
     
  7. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Bear in mind, you need to buy the Keyspan & the Sony...but you replace the Keyspan's remote sender with the more powerful Sony.
     
  8. D0ct0rteeth thread starter macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    I dig it. I already own the keyspan.. just find it to be very childish and incomplete.

    I need a more advanced solution. More functionality and better made product.

    Sony seems great.

    Thanks again.

    -Doc
     
  9. Beej macrumors 68020

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    LOL :) But surely someone with that many gadgets would be able to program a remote?
     
  10. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    I programmed my own, of course. However, I know nothing about the skills of others!
     

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