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  # 1849866 21-Aug-2017 15:24
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I've got one of these:

 

 

It's got all the usual media buttons (play, pause, fast forward, reverse, etc), a full keayboard and a trackpad if I want to use it as a mouse. Works great with my Pi and has a rechargable battery that last for months and months between charges. Also comes in very handy if you need to work in Linux on the Pi.


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  # 1849871 21-Aug-2017 15:28
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MurrayM:

 

Also comes in very handy if you need to work in Linux on the Pi.

 

 

Those remotes look quiet good. Do they work through bluetooth?

 

When I need to work in Linux, I just ssh into the device via putty on my laptop. Works like a treat.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1849888 21-Aug-2017 16:03
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Wiggum:

 

MurrayM:

 

Also comes in very handy if you need to work in Linux on the Pi.

 

 

Those remotes look quiet good. Do they work through bluetooth?

 

When I need to work in Linux, I just ssh into the device via putty on my laptop. Works like a treat.

 

 

That's what I do also and if I need to edit files or transfer or move files around,  I use Winscp so I don't have to deal with command line editors :-)





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System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1850041 21-Aug-2017 22:07
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That looks identical to the palm-sized remote I have. Works very well.




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  # 1850053 21-Aug-2017 22:33
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timmmay:

 

I got a cheap HP IR unit from ebay, but I mostly use my Harmony remote. I used to use an app but I got tired of it.

 

 

 

 

Out of interest if my cheap AliExpress receiver is this similar to what you got from Ebay?

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HP-MCE-USB-IR-Receiver-and-Media-Center-remote-control-RC6-KIT-/251474726934?epid=905675654&hash=item3a8d0fd016:g:ExIAAOxykMpTIle2

 

 

 

 

 

I bought this from AliExpress

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Mouse-Remote-Control-Controller-USB-Receiver-IR-Remote-Control-for-Loptop-PC-Computer-Center-Windows/32673019036.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.aoChAe

 

 





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1850182 22-Aug-2017 09:54
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 I have not looked closely, but I would be worried about that aliexpress unit working with Linux. It did not look like it mentioned it, so you may have driver issues, unless you have seen it recommended elsewhere?




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rscole86:

 

 I have not looked closely, but I would be worried about that aliexpress unit working with Linux. It did not look like it mentioned it, so you may have driver issues, unless you have seen it recommended elsewhere?

 

 

 

 

Well it was only US$4 so if it doesn't work then it's not a huge loss.

 

But good point. I do have a wireless Logitech keyboard that works fine out of the box but I presume the Linux distros support them as they are so common.

 

 

 

[UPDATE]

 

This guy says they work

 

https://www.htpcbeginner.com/simple-cheap-raspberry-pi-remote-control/

 

I asked for expedited shipping for ($1.5 more) so I will know in about 2 weeks I guess and report back. Very cheap solution over Flirc.

 

 





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1850991 23-Aug-2017 09:10
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Wiggum:

 

MurrayM:

 

Also comes in very handy if you need to work in Linux on the Pi.

 

 

Those remotes look quiet good. Do they work through bluetooth?

 

When I need to work in Linux, I just ssh into the device via putty on my laptop. Works like a treat.

 

 

Yeah it comes with a little receiver that plugs into a USB port on the Pi, I assume it's Bluetooth.




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  # 1856771 1-Sep-2017 15:43
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rscole86:

 

 I have not looked closely, but I would be worried about that aliexpress unit working with Linux. It did not look like it mentioned it, so you may have driver issues, unless you have seen it recommended elsewhere?

 

 

 

 

Well it was only US$4 so if it doesn't work then it's not a huge loss.

 

But good point. I do have a wireless Logitech keyboard that works fine out of the box but I presume the Linux distros support them as they are so common.

 

 

 

[UPDATE]

 

This guy says they work

 

https://www.htpcbeginner.com/simple-cheap-raspberry-pi-remote-control/

 

I asked for expedited shipping for ($1.5 more) so I will know in about 2 weeks I guess and report back. Very cheap solution over Flirc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just to answer my own post. The item arrived from China and once I located some batteries for the remote (the manual says 2 AAA while it actually took possibly a 2032 which I had lying around and plugged it in, it worked fine. But the remote signal is pretty weak so you have to aim it at the receiver quite precisely. But once I learnt the key commands  (left/right/up/down/play/pause/OK/Exit) on my Harmony One it works really well. I am happy with the $4 investment.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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