I know you can program a pocketPC to learn and imitate the remote.
Right now I have a problem with the lilliput board with the IR receiver, the receiver no longer works. I'm waiting for a replacement to arrive by the end of the month, and if that replacement board still doesnt recognize the IR signals, then that means there is something wrong with my vga controller.
And if that happens, I can sell you my lilliput remote. If you're interested, remind me by the end of the month to see if I still want it.