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Radio Frequency Remote & HTPC

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by oscar_p, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. oscar_p

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    Hi All,
    Have my HTPC up and running (Nebula DigiTV and myHTPC). The final piece is to add a remote control, which needs to be RF as the PC is upstairs and the TV/amp downstairs.

    After lucking around remotecentral.com, I've toying with either a Pronto with the RF extender (so that I can also control Amp, TV etc) or the Remote Wonder I or II. These will be linked to the PC using girder (when I get my head around it :eek: )

    Any recommendations or other remotes I should consider ? Have I missed anything (like girder not accepting RF signals !)
    Cheers,
    OscarP
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    I bought a cheap IR wireless extender from CPCs, and it works a treat - haven't tried it with my Girder IR device, as that's physicaly extended in front of me, but here's the extender:

    http://custom1.farnell.com/cpc/product.asp?catalog_name=CPC+Catalogue&product_id=275967

    The receiving extender also has a transmitter on a lead, so that if you have a device that is in a cabinet out of view for instance, the led can be placed in the cabinet near the equioment.

    HTH

    Gary.
     
  3. BBD

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    Have you looked at NetRemote. This uses a Pronto style ccfs on a any PC2000/2/3 PDA device. It uses bluetooth or wifi to communicate with girder. It also features feedback this allows the pc to update the PDA remote display. It requires a little more effort to learn but it's far superior to a standard Pronto setup.
     
  4. Kramer

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    I'd agree, an IR solution with transmitter/receiver would be easier. Played with ATI's "Remote Wonder" - not impressed. Poor range & VERY limited in what it can do (certainly without an AIW card).

    Just charged my Axim again so going to have another look at Netremote.

    Any tips/.ccfs you'd like to share?

    :smoke:
     
  5. BBD

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    Kramer - bit of a late response but I typed a long reply on Saturday and just before posting it locked up grrrh!! I've thrown together a bit of info. on my Remote set-up on this website

    here

    The pictures are poor my camera struggles in low light and my shaky hands don't help but it should give you the idea.

    :hiya:
     
  6. Kramer

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    Cheers - looks good.

    Haven't had time to "play" yet.

    :)
     

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