Toshiba Laptops, useful as TC Controller?

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Toshiba Laptops, useful as TC Controller?

Postby Emerogork » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:05 pm

Toshiba Tecra 730x w/CD, WIN98 and has IR sensor on the back and a card for network cable. No USB or floppy drive
(Actually I have two of these babies)

Do I have any chance to get it be a controller for my TV, cable box, and VCR.
If so, any suggestions in how to decide which software to start with?
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Re: Toshiba Laptops, useful as TC Controller?

Postby Emerogork » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:09 pm

hehe, a reply to my own message. I forgot to click on the "forward reply" to my e-mail address.
Is there any way to make this a default so I don' have to remember this next time?
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Re: Toshiba Laptops, useful as TC Controller?

Postby rmeden » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:28 pm

I don't know if it's still the case, but when I looked into this years ago, I was told the chips in the Laptop IR transceivers couldn't do the protocols used by remotes.
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Re: Toshiba Laptops, useful as TC Controller?

Postby Emerogork » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:28 am

Interesting, considering the age of the lap top. Can you recommend software that I might test this?
The system is presently running '98

BTW, the "Notify me when a reply is posted" by e-mail turned to be a profile option (-:
A bit hidden, but taken care of just the same...
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