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Topic # 26395 21-Sep-2008 14:21
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Hi PEOPLE
Evry thing progressing well with our build , but we had a question on usb remotes.
we brought one off trade me , for a play around , but it only worked on some of my computers.
Any way got it partialy going.
My question : Do you know of a good remote and software to use for htpc.
We want to: open and opperate media player, as well as  dvd drive and also for  VLC player and browse internet to stream etc .

The software i downloaded was inteliremote (shareware) but we cant program the ALT shortcut key to work.

cheers gary & angie

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  Reply # 166209 22-Sep-2008 11:29
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I find the Soundgraph iPAD to be very good. However you cant program the power key for your TV/DVD etc.

Most people like the Microsoft MCE Remote with USB IR Receiver combo, it's also quite cheap.  Make sure you buy the real microsoft remote, not an aftermarket replacement.

A more advanced remote might be MX800 from USR.

I also have a harmony 525, but i don't like it much.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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