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Topic # 96708 2-Feb-2012 22:04 Send private message

Hey guys, I have a spare mce remote that I want to use to control xbmc on my laptop. Problem is I don't have the receiver...

What's the cheapest way I can get a substitute or replacement for this? Is there a simple universal usb unit or something similar I could use? Would have to be USB come to think of it

Cheers

 

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  Reply # 576563 2-Feb-2012 22:09 Send private message

I got one of these http://www.dealextreme.com/p/driver-free-universal-usb-ir-media-remote-controller-for-pc-2-aaa-27596
and it works really well
You can also connect to the IR it using a logitech harmony remote.
You do ahve to fiddle around abit with the commands, but once you have it teaked it is worth it.

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  Reply # 576665 3-Feb-2012 09:15 Send private message

I have a spare Media Centre USB iR receiver I could part with, let me know if you are interested.

 



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  Reply # 576726 3-Feb-2012 11:00 Send private message

illicit: I have a spare Media Centre USB iR receiver I could part with, let me know if you are interested.

 



I'm interested if the price is right :P

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  Reply # 584034 20-Feb-2012 17:03 Send private message

mattwnz: I got one of these http://www.dealextreme.com/p/driver-free-universal-usb-ir-media-remote-controller-for-pc-2-aaa-27596
and it works really well
You can also connect to the IR it using a logitech harmony remote.
You do ahve to fiddle around abit with the commands, but once you have it teaked it is worth it.


Which model harmony & how tricky was it?  I'm in the process of building an HTPC aswell and already have a Harmony 525, but hadn't decided on a USB IR receiver for it yet.




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