HAL2000 IR Control

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Just bought HAL2000 and need to know why on earth I have to buy an Ocelot or
a homeseer etc to be able to learn and control IR devices!

When HAL is running on a PC in the first place, it seems bizarre that they
don't seem to provide an interface for e.g.  a USB IR device like the Media
Centre 2005 IR unit which has IR in and out.

Has anyone any ideas of how I can use HAL for IR control WITHOUT buying
another expensive piece of h/ware?


Re: HAL2000 IR Control

You could use a product like ours (www.charmedquark.com). It is a full
featured automation package, and you can use inexpensive devices like the
USB-UIRT for blasting and receiving, or the IRMan if you just want
receiving. It might be more than you really need, since it is a full
featured system, but if you start with something that can do more than you
need, you won't have to throw away a smaller solution and start over as your
needs grow.

Dean Roddey
Chairman/CTO, Charmed Quark Systems

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Re: HAL2000 IR Control

Why don't they provide a Zwave device or an X10 device? There's too many
different types of hardware to provide you with a controller for all of
them. Buying the peripherals is up to you. FYI, "a homeseer" isn't an IR
learner, it's software.

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