Bang and Olufsen Datalink


I'm planning to build a B+O datalink to iPod protocol converter using an Arduino. It would allow control of the iPod using the B+O remote. I did consider just building an IR receiver to listen to the B+O remote directly, but by tapping into the datalink you don't need to worry about state management as you only see the commands when the system is in the right mode (rather than having to remember the syste, is in TV mode for example).

The Datalink protocol looks pretty straightforward, so it looks very do-able, but was wondering a) whether anyone else is/has looked at this before and b) whether there might be interest from others in using this (in which case I'll put a bit more effort into making the code more re-usable).