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New MS MCE keyboard receiver query

Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by sprout, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. sprout

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    Hi all.

    The New MS MCE keyboard.

    it is I believe infrared?

    So for all people with HTPC's running MCE 2005 if you have an MCE remote that already works, hence must have a built in receiver, I guess your HTPC will pick up this new keyboard?

    If you are putting together a new HTPC from scratch, what do you have to buy to get the new keyboard seen by MCE?

    I have home here from a while back an IRMAN, is that any good?

    If not a link or two would be useful.

    Thanks guys

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    The MCE keyboard is IR & is an add-on to MCE. It requires that you already have the IR receiver that comes with the normal remote.
     
  3. sprout

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    mm!

    So if you want to buy Microsofts new keyboard, they force you to buy a remote as well :eek: that you don't want :eek: to get their keyboard working :eek: that you do want

    Anybody know where you can get a receiver only that will work with the keyborad, without buying a remote?

    Thanks
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    But mce is really ment to be sold as complete package (i.e. a full system) and not sold as a boxed product.

    ms reqirements of a mce computer require it to be sold c/w a remote.
     
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    So where is the cheapest place to buy thr MS remote with the IR receiver and blasters?

    I have just been looking and scan have them a tad under £20, OK if you are ordering other bits otherwise postage kills it.

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    ebay is a good bet
     

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