I'm not trying to be "cheap" I'm trying to spend the least amount of money possible to have a working solution..
If Mitch says to not go the cheap route, then I won't.. That is why I asked.. If 100 people posted and said "Yea, I got the $3 cable and have had zero issues." and no one said they had issues then it would be stupid to spend $25..
I think I'll hook Mitch's cable to my serial port and use the cheapo USB to SERIAL adapter for my serial IR receiver (to use with Girder).