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Is there a QWERTY remote control that will work with my new Internet enabled Sony KDL 40" EX621 LCD/LED TV?

I just got a Sony KDL 40" EX621 LCD/LED TV.

It's connected to my LAN and can see the Internet so I'm happy to report is works as advertised.

The remote it comes with is fine but since it doesn't have a QWERTY keypad, searching YouTube is a P.I.T.A.

Is there a QWERTY remote control available that will work with my new TV?

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AlienwalkerCommented:
Unfortunately there are no replacement qwerty remotes for your TV.
You can look into a QWERTY universal remote.
Sony make some universal remotes so I would start there, since your tv will be compatible. You could also wait for Google TV to come out, I know they will be releasing a full size QWERTY remote with their product.
What I do is plug my keyboard through the PS3 or set top box, or PC connected to my TV, for you this doesn't sound like an option so I would start looking into universal remotes.

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ou81aswellAuthor Commented:
I have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3000 HD PVR set top box. Can I plug a keyboard into that?

I can also upgrade to the Cisco 8642 series accoring to my cable provider (Rogers in Ontario). Can one plug a keyboard into that?

I have a USB-UIRT for which I've written .Net based software to turn my PC into a universal remote control. Since I can learn IR codes for just about any remote, I was wondering how I could go about learning individual codes for each letter of the alphabet.

For example, using the standard telephone keypad assignment of alphabetic to digits, if I wanted to send the letter L to the TV, I'd have to press the digit 5 for the letter J and then issue 2 "go right" s to get to L.

Do you know if there is a single IR code for each letter of the alphabet for my Sony TV?
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ou81aswellAuthor Commented:
I'll repost my question about individual IR codes for each letter of the alphabet (as opposed to using the telephone style keypad with multiple key presses to get  certain letters) wlswhere. Otherwise thanks for the info. I will look into a universal remote. I've owned many over the years. Not once have I been able to configure one to my liking!
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