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Topic # 24209 18-Jul-2008 00:05
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HiI currently have Logitech PS3 Keyboard however i think remote is easier to control simple things such as pause stop fwd rewind poweron/off turn on media portal or gbpvr or anyother apps. which remote is good and is simple to learn. doesnt have compatibility issues etc.

 
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  Reply # 149066 18-Jul-2008 07:59
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It's pretty hard to go past the standard Microsoft MCE remote. Just be aware that if you are running XP that some of the newer models are Vista only and do not have drivers for XP. These ones are clearly marked as a Vista MCE remote.

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  Reply # 149074 18-Jul-2008 08:51
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yeah the mce remote is great.  also great is the logitech harmony 575 (or 525 - i can never remember).  It's $70 from dick smith at the moment and all you need to do is run a wizard to tell it what devices you have.  it will auto-download the buttons for each device and you can set up workflows like "Watch DVD" which will: turn on tv, change media center to DVD, change amp to the correct input, change TV to the right AV channel, all in one button press.  quite cool.  mind you i don't use mine as much as I use my MCE remote LOL, mainly because I don't have a complicated set up in terms of audio - yet.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 149139 18-Jul-2008 12:57
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I'm using the hauppauge remote that came with my HVR-3000.  While it works quite effectively controlling MP, there is some interference when the Sky remote is used (I use IR sensing to a central cupboard).  For instance if I am watching video and the Sky channel is changed in the other room, MP reverts to TV.  I considered getting an MCE remote but when I selected it in MP and had a play with the household AV remotes, some erroneous signals were still picked up.  The ability to learn and assign signals and functions is something I think the more capable MCE remote can do.

I keep my wireless keyboard handy so I can cover the HTPC's IR sensor and still operate MP while the kids channel surf Sky without getting driven nuts by random changes to MP.




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  Reply # 149267 18-Jul-2008 19:54
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Ive got 4 differnet PC remotes.
The only one that works, all buttons, without any setup headaches is the MS remote.



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  Reply # 149331 18-Jul-2008 21:54
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Looks like MS is the winner. Whats the cheapest price has anyone got this remote for, brand new?. unless anyone selling theirs.




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  Reply # 149450 19-Jul-2008 13:36
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No, here

$49, including GST / Shipping.

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  Reply # 149467 19-Jul-2008 15:07
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dolsen: No, here

$49, including GST / Shipping.


I used to buy stuff from them, untill they told me that they wont sell the vid card I wanted at the price the price advertised on there web site.
Also like many retailers now, they dont actually stock the alot of stuff on the web site, so you cant just turn up at the shop & hope to get one.

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  Reply # 149472 19-Jul-2008 15:24
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This MCE remote looks freakin sweet!

http://www.ricavisionplix.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VAVE100

But its release has been pending like forever now.  And it is pricey at US$349 + shipping.  Still, it looks pretty cool.

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