If you are lucky enough to own a Smartphone with an Intel or Samsung processor (rather than the more widespread TI OMAP chip), then VITO have an application to turn your device into an infrared remote control!
Supporting devices such as the i-mate SPJAS, HTC MTeoR, Qtek 8600, Samsung i300/x, Mitac MIO 8860, Mitac MIO 8390 and the Sagem my s-7, VITO Remote is fully programmable to suit your particular configuration.
In VITO's own words...
If you're lucky enough to have a supported device (and really, don't try this if you don't), then head on over to the VITO Remote homepage to download a free 14 day trial, or to purchase for $15.95.VITO Remote is universal remote control software for your Smartphone.
With VITO Remote, you can use your Smartphone as an all-in one IR remote console to operate TV, VCR, DVD, karaoke, home theater and anything else including garage gates and video cameras. VITO Remote is easy to program and use.
Just as displayed on this picture: aim your Smartphone at TV and enjoy watching your favorite shows with VITO Remote!
VITO Remote can be trained using your regular remote control
Every single button can be programmed to perform a certain action when pressed like your TV, DVD and other remote controls. To learn a signal from original remote control, just send it from the remote control by pressing a correspondging button to your VITO Remote in the Learning mode. VITO Remote will record all acquired commands and store them separately for every piece of your electronics.
Now you don't have to spend your precious time looking for a TV or Stereo remote control that looks exactly like this one for DVD Player or home theater. No mixing up and fussing around! All you need to do is pick out your Smartphone, point with it at any of your electronics and make it work. You can control all your home electronics with VITO Remote on your Smartphone!
Let us know how you get on!
P (thanks Dr_StrangeTrick for the TIPoff)