(2012-06-02 04:41)Dougie Fresh Wrote: That's cool to know you don't need the special ASRock dongle. It's also needs to be plugged into the right place on the motherboard too.
Very cool because the ASRock dongle sucks... bad.... well that or the remote. I had no range with the ASRock remote/dongle. I could power on from across the room but for actual control I always had to be within 4 feet or so to have any reliability and fluidity with the remote functions.
I switched to the internal CIR sensor mentioned in a few other posts and repinned it to work with the ASRock motherboard. I also got it with their universal, learning remote which has a backlight. Only got that because of the backlight and it works great. I wish I'd known about another dongle option though because making a spot to mount the CIR internally and cut into my case for it was a bit more than I wanted to do for it.