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    Remote control for PC

    Hey all.
    Spend alot of time sat on my backside watching iplayer, 4OD, films etc and have often wondered about a remote control. I assume something like this this will give basic control of Windows Media Player and volume etc, but I want something a little more advanced. The ability to control things like iplayer and even some control of the cursor would be awesome... So I look at things like this

    I'm guessing drivers and software will play a big role? Anyone care to recommend some decent software? hardware? No budget for this, but would like to keep things reasonable..

    OS is Vista Ultimate x64 and want to aviod Media Centre..

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Remote control for PC

    How about...

    A wireless 360 controller, windows wireless receiver and xpadder...

    Map the buttons to whatever you want for free
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    Re: Remote control for PC

    Thanks guys. Will read up on those remotes now, also hadnt thought about a wireless keyboard/trackpad, might be a bit bulky though. hmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    How about...

    A wireless 360 controller, windows wireless receiver and xpadder...

    Map the buttons to whatever you want for free
    Loving this idea, as have fancied an Xbox controller for a while anyway. Will do some googling now, but assuming I can setup one of the little joysticks for cursor control, think we may have a winner.

    Thanks again all.

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    Re: Remote control for PC

    Quote Originally Posted by k0nigen View Post
    I have the Gyration set with the keyboard as well, and it's great. I worked out that just holding the mouse on button when you need it is preferable to leaving it in mouse mode for the majority of the time, as it makes double clicking much easier.

    It's a great set in general, well worth getting hold of.

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    Re: Remote control for PC

    i got this http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ke...s/192&cl=gb,en

    and the HTPC silverstone LC16 case came with a remote as well.

    both good, well the logitech keyboards excellent tbh

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    Re: Remote control for PC

    Quote Originally Posted by mehmeh View Post
    Thanks guys. Will read up on those remotes now, also hadnt thought about a wireless keyboard/trackpad, might be a bit bulky though. hmmm


    Loving this idea, as have fancied an Xbox controller for a while anyway. Will do some googling now, but assuming I can setup one of the little joysticks for cursor control, think we may have a winner.

    Thanks again all.
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    Re: Remote control for PC

    I have got a great remote for VISTA, all I did was search eBay using "Vista pc remote" a while back and found this media remote specifically for Vista that controls everything, not just media applications - EVERYTHING! Laying in bed half asleep at night having watched 5 episodes of Scrubs, cant get outta bed cos thatll wake me up agen...its ok, I have my remote, just hover over to the shut down button, get in..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    Re: Remote control for PC

    I just got the Speedlink media remote through the post yesterday from Scan. Wasn't expecting much other than Media Center control but as it turns out it's pretty good! Only a tenner and it'll control WMC and can swap to the cursor at the press of a button. For iPlayer control i'd recommend the TunerFree WMC plug-in, it brings iPlayer, 4OD etc. in to the MCE interface

    Can you really go wrong for the price? I'm currently using it as a mouse to navigate through this site from the TV. No way to input text with it (that i can work out anyway, unless i used the on-scren keyboard).

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    Re: Remote control for PC

    I use one of these myself and its brilliant!
    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ke.../3848&cl=gb,en

    not much bigger than a remote plus alot of features, uses a laptop like pointer pad which can be switched to a directional button to use with MC.

    can be purchased around £75.00 a little expensive but well worth it if you use MC.

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