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    xBox 360 Media remote

    i.e. the one that comes with the 360 HD-DVD drive.

    Can it be used with anything else? I don't have a 360 and it seems a bit of a waste, it's a nice looking remote.

    Or is there re-sale value in it?

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    There is no IR receptor in the drive

    Maybe there are some drivers for the PC... *goes off to google*

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    I was thinking you could use it with the MCE reciever.....

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    Yup, you can use it with the MCE receiver, or if you've got an IRDA port and MCE installed you should be fine.

    Not much else in terms of usage, worth £10-15 to 360 owners (official price is £20 on its own)

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    Thanks dave

    I might just include it in a bunch of other stuff when I eventually do a huge clearout

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    So it won't work with XP home?

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    Not as far as I know, though I'm sure some clever sod may have created some software to allow it to do so...

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    I'll give it a go with XP Pro and MediaPortal tonight.

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    Will control your tv a bit...

    But annoyingly it wont change AV channels but you can bring up the info on the channel, change volume, channel etc. And of course turn on your 360 console remotely (as per the wireless controller).
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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    Can you use it with the Xbox 360 Crossfire (wireless controller receiver) kit for Windows?

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    I don't believe so as it is IRDA (Infrared) rather than radio signal.

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    Just tried it with the MCE reciever on XP using MediaPortal.... and it works like a charm.

    It isn't as good a remote as the actual MCE remote though. the button presses aren't as nice and it doesn't fit in your hand as well. But it does work.

    One distinct advantage though is that all the buttons light up, including the number pad. This may make it to my bedroom HTPC client i think.

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    What part is doing the receiving Funkstar?

    Media Portal or XP?

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    To be honest, i'm buggered if i know

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    lol, helpful Funkstar, very helpful

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    Re: xBox 360 Media remote

    I do try

    Actually, it must be XP. I just quit to the desktop and could select different icons on there with both the original MCE remote and the xBox remote.

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