Thanks for the response FilmMixer. This remote control is getting challenging. What are people using for remotes that have equipment outside the IR range?
I've been playing with the IP route using the iControlAV2, Apple IP Remote, DirecTV IP remote (rocks!). It's been working fine, just need to exit each application and enter another on the iPhone or iPad. The DirecTV IP remote is one of the best apps I've used on the iPhone. Works great!
I also have Bitwise installed but not finished. So far I'm not impressed on the iPhone. Works much better on iPad. Got some issues to work out with non responsive commands.
iRule is installed also without any hardware gateways installed. Tried setting up IP communications and finding now that most devices have no IP support on iRule. Bad advertising? It is a very complicated program that requires programming the remote codes online prior to syncing to the iPhone similar to Bitwise. I'm losing the battle with this one.
Any other ideas?