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    Angry Laptop infra red usage

    I have just bought a laptop, p1000 - 20G hard disk - 256mb ram, and I thought I would pop it inside the car, since I had already installed a tv with AV input some time back.

    Now, it has that infra red 'square' and it works when transferring data to/from mobiles, but I want to use it with a remote so that maybe I could control Cobra III which is already installed.

    Anyone uses this method, anyone got ideas, please help me - I promise I will post pics of the setup as soon as it's ready

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    Hellooooooooooooooooooooo ???

    Is it possible that no one tried to use the infrared function of his laptop? Please help me, I always try to help when I can ...

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    Originally posted by armoured !!:
    <STRONG>Hellooooooooooooooooooooo ???

    Is it possible that no one tried to use the infrared function of his laptop? Please help me, I always try to help when I can ... </STRONG>
    It almost certainly is irda, and can't deal with consumer infra red. This topic has been covered several times in the past, the search button is your friend.

    To investigate further you would need to need to know the chipset used for the infrared port - some can deal with consumer ir (but not many).


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    yep...always search.... Anyway, it will NOT work cuz it uses a diff protocol and is totally diff from ur normal Infared
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    oh well, I really did want to use an infra red gamepad which belonged to some old console, we'll see later on ... Do you think that IRman can recieve such signals?

    btw, Charles, I am running Cobra III on a 2.2 inch LCD using TV out function from the laptop, and yet, the program is very clear and user friendly - thanks for the program.

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    i'd like to see some pics of that if you have any

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    Cool

    Actually, the IRDA port on the laptop can be used for many things, including consumer IR protocals. I know there is software out there for such a purpose, I just don't remember what it is. A simple web search should turn it up rather quickly. FWIW, I have similar software that lets me do consumer IR through my HP660LX palmtop...
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