Hello good people:
I would like a device I can attach to my computer that can control my audio/video equipment via infrared (TV, cable box, TIVO, etc.)
I have searched and searched and found very little information on this exact product so I am posting on as many forums as I belong in hopes someone can lead me to what I seek.
The method of connect to my computer is unimportant. It can use the serial port, USB, or parallel port, or even have a special plug in card.
I am hoping for a very low cost device, but my desire for flexibility is great.
My vision is to have a simple box with an IR transmitter (maybe a receiver so it can "learn" from my existing remoter) and be able to let the computer do all the work of scheduling, switching stations on the cable box, and starting recordings on the TIVO as well as be able to run macros to switch my stereo from CD to TV.
I have looked into several home brew projects but I am hoping to get something a little more professional
The Harmony/Logitech Harmony 1100 looks very attractive, (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/remotes/universal-remotes/harmony-1100
) but is way too expensive. I would like that kind of control but without the expensive touch screen and stand alone box.
Thanks for your help,