I am currently building an HTPC for a friend. He has specified a Logitech Harmony One remote for the build, and at first glance I have to say that I am impressed with the remote. The problem however is that there is no IR receiver supplied with the remote, and there isn't an IR receiver supplied with either the case or the tuner card.
When I use the remote with my own HTPC config, it works a treat. I have the standard Microsoft remote and am able to configure the Harmony One to use these standard settings to work with my Microsoft IR receiver. I understand that this uses the standard RC6 command set.
My question is, are all IR receivers equal? For example, if I were to buy this little gem from Trademe and throw away the remote, would the IR receiver work the same as the standard Microsoft one?
The reason for my reluctance is that I have previously used the Hauppauge remotes before. These did not use the standard Microsoft RC6 command set and had to use 3rd party software to "re-map" the commands, and I wondered if these cheap remotes would do the same thing.