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[WINDOWS] Best remote control to use with XBMC for Windows? - kiboy6 - 2009-05-28 17:18
I know remotes have been discussed a lot on here, but I wasn't able to find any definitive recent thread on what the leading contenders are for the best PC XBMC remote.
Ideally I'd like to go for RF / wireless so I won't have to worry about line of sight IR issues.
What do you guys recommend? Will probably be running XBMC on Vista 64. Do most of the contenders come with RF receivers for the PC as well?
Thanks so much in advance for your suggestions
- Livin - 2009-05-29 03:43
definitive thread? thread with ratings?
...you are looking for remotecentral.com
[WINDOWS] Best remote control to use with XBMC for Windows? - detroitdr - 2009-05-29 04:12
I will be building a HTPC and want to use the best remote control. Budget is not an issue.
With XBMC it doesn't really use normal PLAY and stop etc buttons... so the remote has to have mouse capabilities etc... ... again looking to use it for XBMC under Windows XP.
What is the best choice out there?
(I'm in Canada)
Thank-you in advance!
Logitech Dinovo mini - gwood007 - 2009-05-29 13:14
Damned expensive, but works, and works well.
- detroitdr - 2009-05-29 14:50
Thank-you for your suggestion. I looked at it and yes it looks good!
Does anyone else have another suggestion... or what would be the second best remote?
- kiboy6 - 2009-05-29 17:50
Thanks for the response, but I didn't find anything there specifically concerning remotes for XBMC.
Will any universal remote work? Even if that is the case, I figured it would be worth getting the opinions of XBMC users to see which remotes work most flawlessly / are most easily configurable with EventGhost / XBMC.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
- BradP - 2009-05-29 18:17
I too am interested in an answer here. Moreso for an IR remote though.
- idioteque - 2009-05-29 22:18
- BradP - 2009-05-29 23:54
idioteque Wrote:one word:
I have the Harmony 880 but how and what do I need to get it to talk to the xbmc?
- idioteque - 2009-05-30 10:11
I have an original MCE remote and use that receiver to use with my Harmony one
I have setup XBMC to keyboard mode in advanced settings and use Eventghost to simulate keystrokes.
This gives me all the flexiblility I need to create specific keys and custom buttons on my Harmony remote.
I then have a special specific keymap.xml inside XBMC which has all remotes and other controllers removed and only has keyboard mappings.
1: MS MCE receiver
3: advanced settings keyboard mode
4: keymapping.xml with specific keymappings only for keyboard
5: program harmony one with logitech software