I'm having the same problem as this gentleman:
I would like to use Winlirc to receive the raw signals and use Autohotkey to send keys to MCE. But of course, MCE is interfering with Winlirc with the standard Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver. You'll have to tell me how dumb this sounds, but would it be possible to make Winlirc work as a HID-compliant consumer control device instead? It seems to be possible to get it into this mode and the extra keyboards do go away. MCE seems happy enough with this and accepts keyboard keys for control. Would it be possible to get Winlirc to use the device in that mode? I think that would solve all the problems. The underlying problem I'm trying to solve is that my plasma television blinds the ir receiver to the higher frequency of the standard MCE remote. Thanks.