After building and troubleshooting my IR hardware, I was driving myself crazy trying to get WinLirc to sucessfully work with my remote. Sometimes I could get a key to learn, but it would barely have more successes than faults. After analyzing, bet I could get is very intermittent operation. I was on the verge of tossing my homebrew IR hardware and trying to find a commercial product when U decided to give it one last try on the actual machine this project would be running on. BAM, all worked perfectly. My development PC is a Dual Core AMD 64 bit cpu running Windows XP 64 bit edition. I guess the OS figures 32 bit software couldn't be that important and wont give it the necessary cpu attention for WinLirc to work correctly.

For development purposes, I wrote a Stay on Top windows program with buttons that mirror my remote that emulates WinLirc. This approach is working well. It's very remote specific, but anyone that wants it is welcome to the code. It's done with Borland Cbuilder 2006 and currently mirrors a Weemote dV setup for Sony. It's nothing fancy, but I'll be glad to share...