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HTPC Resonably priced remote

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by highgeere, 10 Oct 2006.

  1. highgeere

    highgeere Not quite there.

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    Hey everyone, I am looking for some advice about cheap(ish) USB or other remotes for use with an HTPC. For starters, I am not going to be using my pc for viewing or capturing TV or other video sources, so I don't need a tv tuner card(which would likely come with a remote). I also don't need much functionality. I just need to be able to use it with MCE and it would be nice if it had linux drivers also. I have looked at the available options on newegg and other sites, as well as reviewing some of the previous threads here, but I haven't really worked with anything like this before, and I am hoping some of you with more experience can help me match a remote to my needs. TIA to anyone who can give me some pointers, and if more information would be useful, I'll be happy to provide. Thanks.
     
  2. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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  3. Mortus

    Mortus What's a Dremel?

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    MCE remote is king, i've tried a few now including the ATI Wonder/x10 style remote.

    look on ebay for some sun £20 ones :)
     
  4. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    yeah, i use the microsoft media center remote, i think it's made by philips. i'd buy it new from a store with a good return policy though, i'm on my third in two years
     
  5. sandys

    sandys Multimodder

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    For my PCs I use the Shuttle PN31, not sure how it compares to an MCE remote but been using them for years no problems despite dropping it all the time, this remotw can often be picked up for £20.
     
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