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    IRMAN v. Cheapo USB IR Receiver....differences?

    People...I'm looking to purchase an IR Receiver to work with a steering-wheel remote. I know Girder can map commands to any remote keypress so my question is...do I have to shell out the $35 or so for an "IRMAN" IR Receiver or can I purchase one of the cheapo USB IR Receivers?

    Will they function similarly and can Girder accept commands from one of the cheapo USB IR Receivers?

    Thanks!

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    ^^bump^^

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    Which recievers ?
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    IRDA is a completely different beast than IR remote control signals. The IRDA receiver might work with some remotes (very few) but not nearly as well as the IRMan. $35 isn't that expensive.

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    No that won't work. Get an irman or build your own.
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    thanks guys - thats all the explanation i needed.

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    give a look at this
    http://www.modasylum.com/guides.php?guide=16

    also, why selling the remote wonder if you are trying to get another remote system??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsupial
    give a look at this
    http://www.modasylum.com/guides.php?guide=16

    also, why selling the remote wonder if you are trying to get another remote system??
    First off - thanks for the link, it looks like it would definitely help.

    Second, I already have the first version of the Remote Wonder and I've just gotten used to the layout, the second version just isn't my style. thanks for asking.

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