Re: Universal IR+RF RemoteControl
The Gyration MCE remote may server you. The tough issue is the power up. Are you trying to do this via a cold boot, or wake from standby. I am not sure if the usb receiver will have power during a power off state.
The following has great info on getting the unit working. It has IR for three units plus the RF for the pc. The slick feature is the Gyration mouse function.
Nothing is ever easy, but if it is difficult you must be doing it wrong.