The common IR remote control is not the same as IRDA interfaces (one thing is not the other.) Here's some links so you can see the differences.
Very different technology.
Hi I have an IR reciever shipped with Windows Media Centre Edition, it works fine to control the media centre, but can i use the reciever as way of transfering files from my mobile to the pc, i.e. use it instead of the phone-pc cable?? Do i need other software to do this?