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Hey Guys, NEWB Questions...
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Post 1 made on Tuesday January 18, 2005 at 13:44
J Rok
Lurking Member
January 2005
Hello there everybody!

I'm going to be recieving my new X50v Dell PDA soon and am curious about remote control applications for my home theater setup. Could anyone provide me with links or information as to what programs will work for me on this device? I've never had a PDA before and know ABSOLUTLY NOTHING about this kind of stuff. I've done a little browsing on the web without much luck so far. The best thing that I have found so far aside from this forum, was something called WinCESoft - Remote Control II ( [Link:] ). Is there anything else aside from that out there? What is the best program to use? Do they all cost $$$$$, or are there freeware versions? Is there anything that I will need to know about in using my PDA as a remote control device? HELP PLEASE!!! This is all new to me and I don't know what I should be looking for or to expect.

Thankx in advance guys, any help is MUCH appreciated.
- J Rok
Post 2 made on Wednesday January 19, 2005 at 10:22
Long Time Member
June 2003
Hi there, I would not pass myself off as an expert, but I've been using an IPAQ as a remote for a couple of years now, and I'm looking to replace it with an X50v at some point in the near future.

There are several applications you could choose from, each with its own supporters and doubters. I'm currently using PDAWin which is a Pronto emulator. Does the job, but there has not been an upgrade for a good while, and by all accounts technical support is non-existant.


Total Remote works in either native mode or as a Pronto emulator. The vendor at least watches this forum, and seems genuinely interested in supporting the customers. With an X50v you would not have to use the audio/IR convertor.


NetRemote is in someways the new kid on the block, at least for direct IR. It was originally designed for controlling a PC over Wifi, but direct IR was added last year. Uses the Pronto CCF interface.

From my point of view, the three above are the most interesting, as they share the CCF interface which defines the format of your remote control. The are great examples of CCF files on this site, with a general recommendation to borrow one that you like and then adapt it to your own needs.

I'm sure others will add other applications.......... (cue)

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