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- kizer - 2011-04-20 22:52
Is this going to be SVN specific or can I use a 9.04 build and it would just work in Linux?
I was happy as a Clam when I had my Xbox DVD dongle working and now I'm having issues with the newer builds so I'm guessing this is going to over simplfy things?
I'm not trying to get technical or ask for technical questions, but its supposed to be plug and play and figured might as well ask "How Plug and Play"
Other than that I think its pretty slick. The reverse keyboard is a bit much for my personal needs, but I'm sure I could learn to like it once I used it a few times.
As for the Back Lit aspect. I've lived for years without a back lit remote since I can count on one hand how many times I've watched a movie so dark I couldn't see a remote.
- snakyjake - 2011-04-23 06:48
I think glowing buttons is a great idea. Anything that can make using the remote easier. For those of us new to XBMC (or any new UI), we don't know the button layouts. Even finding the buttons on my current remote are difficult to locate, especially the buttons that don't do anything. I hope no one assumes I'll have the button layout memorized enough to not look at it, at least not anytime soon.
Glowing buttons sounds like a great solution: no batteries, no weight, no major design changes, cheap. I just hope the glow can at least last 2 hours through a movie.
I hope the remote isn't bulky, considering it has a keyboard. I like having my remote on the couch/chair arm, so I don't want something huge that will be falling off and hitting my floor like a rock.
The main feature I'm looking forward to is the mouse feature. I switch between XBMC, Hulu Desktop, and sometimes I have Windows popups and need mouse functionality.
- natethomas - 2011-04-23 08:27
kizer Wrote:Is this going to be SVN specific or can I use a 9.04 build and it would just work in Linux?
Edit: Redacted for the sake of future clarity.
- jalyst - 2011-04-25 08:07
topfs2 Wrote:thank you for that horrible misleading quote...
What? Settle matey...
It was just a quote so people could see who I was responding to, & click on the original quote link, nothing more.
Yes I got your point already, & agreed with your definition that some (not all) UR's have a feature subset called "programmability".
Quote:EDIT: I just want to make it clear that I'm not affiliated with pulse-eight and the remote (especially since you are quoting me like I actually am answering customers).
Well the intent of quoting you wasn't to in some way "colour" your prior responses, as you put it.
Quote:Then I kindof just wanted to weigh in on the universal definition as I think people here seem to want the remote to beat everything (even the 300$ remotes) and for less than 30$, which is insane.
I've never said it's UR functionality should compare to a $300 UR.
All I've said is that it should be made clear to n00b's buying this that:
*There's slightly different UR's which include an extra subset of programmability.
*And that this "programmability" can vary substantially in it's usefulness/usability, depending on users set-up/competence.
*And that "programmability" generally (there are exceptions) comes with much pricier UR's.
I love that this remote is out, I hope it inspires more refinements down-the-road.
I'll be one of the 1st in line, maybe even ahead of you!
- jalyst - 2011-04-25 08:14
jalyst Wrote:Some good points guys!
@Malard ^ ?
- znelbok - 2011-04-26 14:11
I'd like to wade into the conversation as well.
I like the remote, shape so so, but from an adminpoint of view it's great.
I have two original xbox's still in use with the original ir remote and that does everything I need in daily use. My kids use the remote as well so having an expensive remote is not a desirable option, so a cut down version without the keyboard would be great for them to use.
I have been looking for a remote for my zotac setup that just plugs in and this is finally the answer - well done
- Malard - 2011-04-26 15:38
jalyst Wrote:@Malard ^ ?
I've never used the H1, but the way of controlling other devices will be announced in due course. Its not ready yet
- Malard - 2011-04-26 15:39
SkItZo Wrote:Any info on how the v2 will differ from the v1? Or has nothing been decided yet?
v2 Is only to support ATV2 users, it will be bluetooth and won't ship with a receiver, If your getting v1 its going to be the same as v2 except for the communication change.
- topfs2 - 2011-04-26 16:03
@jalyst ah OK. I think we had a classic case of misscommunication then
Anyways, since I'm on the team I have to watch out as some might think what I say here is a garantue
- gobbledigook - 2011-04-26 17:33
i currently have a hama-style generic MCE remote and mini-bluetooth logitech keyboard and use 10.1 with ubuntu 10.10
just like to add that when i saw this i got a semi- and pre-ordered right away!
although after reading about this thread i have to agree on some points:
F keys or an easy way to access them, they are missing from my current mini keyboard and when xbmc crashes (user issues, ahem *stupidity* ) i have no way to drop to CLI to kill the process... (alt+f?) result is my housemates have to reboot the whole machine if i'm not about to ssh in.
To join the debate about back-lighting... whilst i will have to do without it (now i've ordered ) back-lighting the keyboard would be awesome!! don't think the remote side needs it, but ever tried typing in the dark on a dark keyboard?
Also to add a request... has anyone thought of making this re-chargeable? my logitech mini-keyboard has a power-cell and mini-usb to charge it, fantastic from an eco-friendly point of view
if you aligned it with the mini-usb standard for mobile phones then a reckon a LOT of xbmc users would find it useful.
and thanx! for developing this, been wanted ever since i started using xbmc