A geek's dream software, this little utility turns a Pocket PC into a universal remote capable of controlling a wide variety of home electronics.
This software comes with an extensive list of supported devices, but allows users to create their own presets with a simple Learning feature. It supports a standard remote-control format called CCF, with a huge variety of additional device profiles available for download online. The program rises above the pack with a voice-activated feature, allowing users to control their devices with voice commands.
Additionally, the tool's interface is well-designed, with all functions presented in an accessible way. It supports seven languages, including French, German and Japanese. The trial version comes with an irritating registration reminder, which appears periodically to interrupt operation. However, the software as a whole is powerful and easy to use, and we would happily recommend it to any techie looking to consolidate remote controls.
TV Remote Controller is a Pocket PC and Pocket PC 2002 application that uses your PDA as a universal remote control for TV, VCR, Cable, SAT, DVD, and other equipment. You can control 38 predefined devices + 30 learned devices + devices in CCF files. Converts your spoken words into infrared remote control signals using voice recognition technology. Can recognize up to 25 voice commands. Listening in the background (you can use another application and control your TV or VCR). Basic skins: TV, VCR and Universal. Ability to work with CCF files (own skins, macros). Learn mode (you can learn up to 30 devices). Multi-Languages (English, German, Italian, French, and Japanese). Uses PDAs hardware buttons to control volume, program and on/off.