Uber-universal remote for testing?

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Hi all,

I'm looking for a remote control testing solution that can emit any arbitrary NEC code. This is needed so I can test some codes that my product is required to support, but that the stock remote control does not feature.

Anybody seen somthing like this?

kwr.

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Few things come to my mind.

Hack the stock remote to produce the codes, if the device code is the same, the remote might just omit the buttons what you need. Examine the chip datasheet of the stock remote.

Get an universal remote with "JP1" connector and hack it to produce the codes you need.

Get any PC programmable universal remote, and edit the code files to produce codes you need.

Use LIRC to transmit the codes you edit in a text file. (I don't like LIRC, but I like the code files it has)

Use any DOS PC to transmit the codes out from the parallel port with C or Pascal or Assembler (I use this to control a DVB tuner with missing remote).

Make another AVR to send these codes.

Build a sound file with the codes and use a IR led on your sound card output. This requires two IR leds between L and R channels to double the bandwith etc..

Lots of options come to my mind.

- Jani

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Looked at LIRC - probably will do what I need. Going to build the basic serial port to IR LED transmitter.

thanks,
kwr