Do I need a new remote? Or can I get an IR receiver? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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post #1 of 2 Old 03-15-2012, 12:42 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking for a way to control my HTPC using my programmable Onkyo remote (with remote learning).

I was hoping I could buy a basic IR receiver like this: If that came with a remote, my Onkyo remote could learn the codes to control the IR receiver. But it doesn't - so is there anyway to make my remote compatible with it? I could set the remote to one of the pre-programmed devices (list here:, but would any of those work with this IR receiver? In general, what can you use to control remote-less IR receivers like that?

If that isn't an option, I imagine I could get an IR receiver that is itself programmable. Then (I think) I can just set my Onkyo remote to some arbitrary device so that the IR receiver can learn those codes. But I don't see many options for something like this; the only thing I've found is the USB-UIRT (, which is relatively expensive. Are there any similar, cheaper choices? For this price, I might as well just buy a Harmony 650 to replace my Onkyo remote.

Any suggestions? Or are there any simpler/cheaper options I've overlooked? I already have a USB DiNovo Mini for the HTPC, but I'd really like to be able to use a single remote that can control my Onkyo receiver/TV/HTPC for basic functions.
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-15-2012, 02:03 PM
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You can get one of these which do include remotes.

I have the second and it gave it a little trouble at, but I was to straighten it out with some google help. I would probably try the one on the first link this time around if I were buying it today.
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