Recently I bought a used TV tuner which came with an MCE remote, but unfortunately not the receiver. I know that there are some receivers available on eBay (for a pretty penny), but I thought it would be cheaper/faster/easier to use it with an IR port. Sadly, not all laptops have an IR port.
A typical IRDA module seems like it might work, but laptops do not have IRDA headers on the motherboard, so some sort of USB dongle will be necessary.
I checked eBay, but it only seems to have actual MCE receivers, not generic USB-IR devices.
Is there a way to add an (IR remote compatible) infrared port to a laptop?