Alright, so I have a problem. I have about ten different things im using as remotes to control all of the crap in my home theater. I need an IR ONLY for my cox cable box, and I'm trying to use my IPAD to control all of the following devices without losing ANY functionality: My Yamaha reciever (I use their app, which works fine), Samsung smart TV (their app sucks, and doesnt work at all, so there is remote number two), My PC (still figuring that one out, but it looks like i can use the XBMC app to control it), the cable box ( Cox is my only option, their app sucks, and as far as i know, the box only works off of IR, hence my need for an adapter which i'll get to in a minute), PS3, which i only use for BLU Rays, so I'll need something to give me the basic menu and FF/REV controls. I also have an xbox 360 and XBOX One, but I only use those for games.
So I actually have a few problems.
1.I want to eventually use XBMC as my primary OS for the PC because I want to use it as my media center/ Internet HUB that i connect everything else to the internet through
2. I only want to use the IPAD as a remote for all of my media center functions. This includes controlling the Yamaha reciever, the PC, and the cable box (My only real problem) and preferably turning everything on/off or waking/putting to sleep.
For My IR problem, I am looking at this right now http://www.globalcac...ucts/itachflex/ Could I use it to control the cable box?
I also have a samsung bluetooth keyboard for the smart tv, which i use for the PC, and I'm putting a wifi tablet in the car as my head unit. There is an ability to somehow give this thing commands via wifi for things that would equate on the PC side to running command scripts, so i want to be able to do that, and send it media files via wifi. This is going to end up being a huge, probably over complicated network, so any advice/software/remotes that people can sugguest would really help out. And i already looked at what logitech has, but i dont need to spend the money, i like things that are DIY/open source as long as they have the addons/software to back it up, which XBMC does.
I am looking at global caches