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Hi guys, I have a Sony Hi-Fi System (too old) and i lost its remote control.
Can i use my computer as a remote control to control my Hi-Fi System? do i need to buy any hardware for it?? i know there are a lot of Tech-Heads around, who'll surely help! thanks for you future responses!

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Re: Can I use PC as a Remote Control For Sony Hi-Fi System?

Didn't get your point?? you want to use your computer as a remote for Hi-Fi system? If you like the sound of ur Hi-Fi, why don't connect the computer's output to the Auxillary (AUX) input of ur Hi-Fi. you can then play music from your computer to on your Hi-Fi, using the Hi-Fi system as the amplifier and getting the same sound from the Hi-Fi speakers..!!
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Even i know that...!! (i'm not Dumb). i want to experiment a little! (My friend did that & i dont wanna ask him as my Ego doesn't allow me that) I wanna do this, can anybody help..!??
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Requirements:
  • An MS-Windows machine running Win95/98/2000/Me/XP.
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • A free serial port on your computer.
  • A stereo that has an infrared remote support.
  • DB-9 female plug.
  • Infrared LED (looks like a clear or violet LED).
  • Any length of 2-conductor wire. Any phone, data or speakers wire should do (Wires of bad quality, or enormous lengths, might not work properly).
  • Solder wire and soldering iron.
  • Coding Of Software For Remote Control On Computer. [Download Here].

What to do :
  • Reveal the conductor in both sides of the wire.2. Shorten the LED's legs to 3 or 4 millimeters, using the wire cutter.
  • Solder both leg of IR LED to the 2 conductor wire (one leg to one wire).
  • Make sure you don't short circuit!
  • In the other side of the wire, solder one conductor to the back side of pin #3, and the other to pin #5
  • Close the plug cover.
  • Connect to the computer and install the SimpleRemote
  • software.
  • Done! Enjoy!!
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Re: Can I use PC as a Remote Control For Sony Hi-Fi System?

Is this like, a pc in one room can control a music system in the another room?
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Its an IR remote (infra-red Remote) so u need a line of sight. this may work from other room if there is no obstruction between the Remote which is made and the Hi-Fi system!
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Re: Can I use PC as a Remote Control For Sony Hi-Fi System?

Hi BoninBlade,
I have The same problem, only my Hi-Fi system is a 'ROTEL RX-950 ax' reciver.
a) Can I use your solution in my case ?
b) I have a software (ProntoEdit) with the appropriate ccf file will that be good enough ?
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It should work! try it out, if it doesn't just download source (software) for ur Hi-Fi system... try it out it hardly costs a dolar. (Rs.50/-)
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