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Topic # 25550 25-Aug-2008 09:57
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Anybodu know if the Microsoft Media Center Remote Control & iR Receiver are still available?
Is there a new model coming?
They seem to have dissappeared from my usual suppliers websites!





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  Reply # 159552 25-Aug-2008 13:40
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I bought one recently at the ComputerLounge on New North Road.

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  Reply # 159594 25-Aug-2008 15:26
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bdt.co.nz are indicating october for the next ETA of the hauppauge blaster/mce kit




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  Reply # 159601 25-Aug-2008 15:45
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Yea just got a reply back from BDT.
The Microsoft remote is no longer available apparently.
The Hauppauge ones don't look quite as nice and don't have the same features do they?
Can you program the volume control on the Hauppauge to control the TV volume and what about TV power?




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  Reply # 159639 25-Aug-2008 17:08
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Computerlounge i beleive still sell them, i bought mine about a month or so ago from them.
Best store for customer service (esp after sales) btw, they have done quite a few things for me at their cost and loss.

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  Reply # 159673 25-Aug-2008 19:06
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CYaBro: The Hauppauge ones don't look quite as nice and don't have the same features do they?
Can you program the volume control on the Hauppauge to control the TV volume and what about TV power?


The Hauppauge remote unfortunately does not control your TV Power :(

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  Reply # 159682 25-Aug-2008 19:29
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Logitech Harmony is your best bet after the MS remote...for functionality...
you'd still need a blaster and receiver to control a stb though.

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  Reply # 159836 26-Aug-2008 11:34
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Just bought a Genius Remote 300 which is a MCE clone.  Includes USB receiver and does have learn-able buttons for your TV, AV and AUX.

Some of the buttons on it are very small and hard to read, but it is shiny black and matches the latest AV hardware (if that sort of thing is important to you Wink).




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  Reply # 159936 26-Aug-2008 17:04
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There isn't anything on the wires about this product being discontinued. So I assume it is local/national. If this is accurate; what crap. It's easily the best budget solution -about the first thing Microsoft have priced well for ages: if ever.

Does that also mean the keyboard for WindowsXP MCE is now obselete? Because it doesn't come with a receiver. Wouldn't be much of a loss, the stupid little thumb-stick wasn't their best design.




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  Reply # 159937 26-Aug-2008 17:13
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conspicuous by absence is the MCE Remote stuff at the following URL:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mediacenter/mediacenter.mspx




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  Reply # 159938 26-Aug-2008 17:14
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of course!!! its filed under "mouse and keyboards".  how silly of me:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=065




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  Reply # 159943 26-Aug-2008 17:43
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Shame there isn't anything about the remote on the localised New Zealand site.




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  Reply # 160066 27-Aug-2008 09:38
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I believe Philips made the MCE remote for MS, hopefully they replace it with one of these http://www.remotecontrol.philips.com/index.cfm?id=1336






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