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Remote control confusion !

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by Cyclone, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Cyclone

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    Hi all,

    I have decided to purchase an ATI theatre 550 Pro TV tuner card. This comes with it's own remote control, but from what I understand it won't work with Windows MCE, anyone know if this is correct ?

    So, I will also purchase the Microsoft MCE remote: http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/product.php?productid=18110

    The question is, does this come with the 'IR Blaster'. Thats what it's called ? (the magic eye to control the sky box) ?

    If not, which remote does ?

    And to round it all off, these 2 remotes I will end up with won't get touched, as I will also be getting an all in one remote (what a waste!) So does anyone know if there is any problems using the Logitech Harmony remotes with MCE ?
    I take it I will need the Microsoft remote for the reciever, as the Harmony would not work with the ATI Theatre reciever (even if I could download the Microsoft codes to the harmony from the Logitech web site database, if it has them... think thats how it works ??)

    A lot of trouble just for a remote...... :rolleyes: if anybody could help :lease:
     
  2. Kramer

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    The Microsoft MCE remote should be all you need for Sky box switching etc.

    You should be easily able to do everything with Logitech's remote too.

    :smoke:
     
  3. meansizzler

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    The Microsoft remote, comes wiht 2 IR blaster cables which can be used to control your set top box's (SKY), the ATI remote does not work with media center, well not that I know of, and the Harmony remoted should be able to work with Media Center when you configure it, but it will use the same receiver as the Microsoft one...
     
  4. Cyclone

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    Thanks for the info, most helpfull :thumbsup:
     

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