This site shows you how to customize certain remote models.

http://www.hifi-remote.com/jp1/index.shtml

Can you imagine building a remote that has EVERY CONCEIVABLE COMMAND??

I dont know if i could handle such a task :D (Alot of those universal remotes are hard to use and consume time to learn HOW TO USE THEM (uugghh))

Is it possible to use the IR from my laptop to control the tv? Would really freak out my wife.

Is it possible to use the IR from my laptop to control the tv? Would really freak out my wife.

Lol...yes, I am pretty convinced that most technology is for irritating spouses