[NTLK] Learning Remote App?

Chris Browder kcfoxie at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 09:21:11 EST 2012

Hi everyone,

So I know we have some programmers out there... I have a question.

TVPad seems to include its source code on UNNA. It's limited to a two TVs
and a VCR; then there is SonyRemote which as I recall still works with most
modern Sony TVs for basic functions.

Is it possible to take the source from TV PAD and rewrite it to be a
learning remote? This idea prompted me for a few reasons:
1. I have an Apple PowerCD that has a very specific remote, and a rodent
got to it while in storage and chewed up the buttons [it still
2. I don't have any TVs in the house that work with SonyRemote or TVPad.
3. Our Stereo system is Samsung; and even the iPhone remote applications
(and required hardware) don't control it with presets; and none of them are

I recall a learning remote for the Palm, and it was quite useful. I realize
I can also spend a few bucks and purchase a learning remote control that
could probably handle all of these devices ... but where is the fun in that?

I'm not a programmer by any means; so this is more of a request to see if
there's interest (as users and a developer).

For all it's worth, IR doesn't seem to be going away in terms of
controlling entertainment devices any time soon. (I recall RF remotes, and
even some devices using Bluetooth...but the IR standard, like gasoline,
seems to be unshakeable from the market).


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