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    Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    Is there a keyboard, remote, or other input device that stands out?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    Logitech K830 Illuminated Living Room is awesome

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    I just use XBMC on my HTPC so a simple RC6 media center remote is more than enough for me.
    I use this one:

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    I need to find something for a future HTPC build of mine. I am hoping the Steam Controller will have good enough mouse control to operate as an HTPC controller with a simple wireless keyboard for any text that needs to be input. Unfortunately the Steam controller is delayed so something that does both would be awesome.

    Will read the recommendations over the weekend, hopefully I find something to add to my wishlist.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    The best remote is the official Microsoft Media Centre remote, although they're no longer in production and are hard to find these days. I use one each for both of my HTPCs - nothing has come close. Sturdy, illuminated and has all the needed buttons to navigate and watch TV

    Keysonic mini keyboard/trackpad (ACK-540RF) was decent if you need more than a remote too.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by hesham1516 View Post
    I just use XBMC on my HTPC so a simple RC6 media center remote is more than enough for me.
    I use this one:
    I've got that one too from Maplins - but I mainly use the new Microsoft media keyboard with built in touchpad and gestures for Windows 8.1...

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    Xtreamer 2.4G Mini Wireless Keyboard With Trackpad
    Awesome!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    I use Unified remote, which works over wifi..install on PC and download onto android device and works a treat! :-)

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    I just normal MCe remote commands programme in to my logitech harmony 700 remote which does most things fine.

    I also have a Rii mini one which is mouse, keyboard, airmouse etc, really works very well for everything else.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    The best remote is the official Microsoft Media Centre remote, although they're no longer in production and are hard to find these days. I use one each for both of my HTPCs - nothing has come close. Sturdy, illuminated and has all the needed buttons to navigate and watch TV

    Keysonic mini keyboard/trackpad (ACK-540RF) was decent if you need more than a remote too.
    And the official MS keyboard is pretty good too. That and the CoolerMaster 260 case are the only constants in my HTPC. Only wish the keyboard was radio.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    Logitech K400r for me

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    I use the Remote that came with my TV combined with XBMC + one of these http://www.pulse-eight.com/store/pro...c-adapter.aspx

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    XBMC app + yatse app for my phone / tablet

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    I'm installing a new NAS box in 2 weeks time that has XBMC as standard. Looking forward to seeing how it can be controlled by my phone.

    The NAS box arrives next week so I have 1 week to play with it, going to be so much fun I can barely wait.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best HTPC controller?

    Gaming is the biggest challenge.

    While small TV style removes, small keyboards with trackpads and xbox style joypads can do alot - what about playing the likes of battlefield or COD - nothing gives you that precise and speed of a mouse.

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    The Xtreamer mini keyboard with touchpad is awesome.

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