Remote Controllers for XBMC

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publicENEMY Offline
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eskro Wrote:i made a remote thread located in my HTPC.

Where is the thread? i thought this the the remote thread.

Thanks.
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eskro Offline
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hahah, oh my, i need some sleep Smile

we are in the remote thread...

this is what happens when u answer 1807 questions a day Tongue

sorry
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@eskro I am thinking of going with a Harmony remote instead of a IR tiny keyboard after reading this thread.

I like being able to use the Esc key in XBMC, and like the C for the context menu a keyboard provides. How difficult would it be to program the Harmony to do something a $30 remote/keyboard does out of the box? trying to assess the level of effort vs $$.
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eskro Offline
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its stress free kenshomi
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kenshomi Wrote:@eskro I am thinking of going with a Harmony remote instead of a IR tiny keyboard after reading this thread.

I like being able to use the Esc key in XBMC, and like the C for the context menu a keyboard provides. How difficult would it be to program the Harmony to do something a $30 remote/keyboard does out of the box? trying to assess the level of effort vs $$.

Its easy. You can setup the harmony to act exactly like a keyboard using the 'MCE keyboard' device. This then allows you to program any button on the logitech remote to any keyboard key.

For example you set the 'exit' button to the 'esc' key, 'pause' to 'space', etc.

More information is here
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kenshomi Offline
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Thanks - the excuse I was looking for.
Btw @eskro the spare parts box that my 11y/o daughter and I built with spare parts and a 210 nvidia card is running great. She always is telling my wife we are watching her machine.

Your faqs and hardware write up rock!
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eskro Offline
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Ftw!!!!!!!!
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publicENEMY Offline
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Which of these remotes would you guys prefer?

1. http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/New-HP-Media-...4aad4c4fbe
[Image: HP%20media%20center+%20microsoft%20remote+emitter-1.jpg]

2.http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/New-HP-MCE-Me...4aaa7c58ae
[Image: HPmediacentrebig-1.jpg]

3.http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Brand-new-HP-...35ac79a23b
[Image: HPmediacentreremote-1.jpg]

4.http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/New-HP-MCE-Me...336d59c66d
[Image: 1.jpg]

5.http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/New-HP-MCE-Me...336d59c2f6
[Image: 1.jpg]

any experience with this seller?

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eskro Offline
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http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/New-HP-Media-...4aad4c4fbe
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coolasice Offline
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I have this one:
[Image: HPmediacentrebig-1.jpg]

worked great but caused my tv to powercycle when using it (Phillips LCD 5500 series TV)

Switched to PS3 BD Remote 2.0 (integrated IR to control TV)
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Laibr Offline
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I bought myself this one. Big Grin
Its a rii mini i6 irf
Much like a boxee box remote.
I'll give my experiences later.
[Image: Rii-Mini-I6-2ND-Bluetooth-Wireless-Keybo...-Black.jpg]
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Hi. I have one of these cheap pc remote controls.

http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-USB-Remot...28&sr=8-16

It works ok with xbmc in general. But, now I want to buy a Harmony 650 to replace all 4 controls I have in my living room.

My question is ... would the IR usb reciever that came with the pc remote control work with the harmony ? or do I have to buy one of those HP MCE IR recvs? Confused
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Laibr Wrote:I bought myself this one. Big Grin
Its a rii mini i6 irf
Much like a boxee box remote.
I'll give my experiences later.
[Image: Rii-Mini-I6-2ND-Bluetooth-Wireless-Keybo...-Black.jpg]

Please, give your review on this Rii Mini i6 !
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sparkBMC Offline
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Post: #59
I think the Boxee remote should be added as it is both functional and very easy to setup.

[Image: boxee-remote.jpg]

EDIT: It has been discontinued so it is difficult to find one for sale now.
(This post was last modified: 2012-09-20 18:47 by sparkBMC.)
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fyi they are taking pre-orders on the Nyxboard.
http://pulse-eight.com/store/products/96...ybrid.aspx

Quote:Now Taking Pre-Orders, shipping week commencing 5th March!!!

We are expecting new revised models from Motorola during the first full week of March. If you purchase now, you are paying in advance for a pre-order, you are welcome to cancel your order at any time up until we ship. We will keep all customers advised of the latest information regarding the delivery date.
The NYXboard Hybrid has gone through an internal hardware revision to correct issues a few customers were experiencing from the first batch of remotes. These issues have now been resolved.
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