TIP: Don't throw away that old iPAQ... it can even save you $400 as a Philips ProntoPro replacement!
I've played a bit with my iPAQ 3660 (to be able to update this article
with PPC2k2/iPAQ 36/37xx-related data), comparing its infrared (IR) range to two of my Consumer Infrared (CIR) devices, the Pocket Loox 720 and the iPAQ 2210. I was really happy to see that its range is almost as good as the CIR mode of the two above-mentioned devices and much
better than their standard (non-CIR) mode.
So, if you planned to get a (now), price-wise, mid-range ($300-400, as opposed to the top-of-the-line $999 ProntoPro NG TSU7000
) Philips ProntoPro (for example, the TSU6000
), but you have a not any more used iPAQ 36xx/37xx at home, go no further – the old iPAQ can become an excellent and really cheap remote controller, even with (almost) seamless TSU6000 (and below) database (CCF) support. The online CCF database is very-very extensive – much more extensive than that of Nevo, the most widely known, Pocket PC-only remote controller software!
Incidentally, I've also updated the NetRemote section in the above-linked article
with tons of new information on NetRemote and CCF files in general. As I've pointed out in the updated version of the roundup, NetRemote has excellent CCF support.