Have DSO, Will Hack :)
I've got a lot of stuff in the house (that I should probably chuck, but hey), including a Netgem iPlayer and it's associated infra-red full qwerty keyboard. The iPlayer unit is pretty much useless now, but the keyboard might be fun as a remote for an under-TV PC, I just need to know the protocol to program LIRC..
So how to decode an IR protocol? Well, I've got a Digital Storage Oscilloscope, and found a photo transistor in the box of bits - hooking them up with a couple of resistors and a 5v supply (USB cable) gets me an IR receiver: