- Shipping Weight: 200 g
- Manufacturer reference: NPL002567
- ASIN: B003WF0FBO
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 19 2010
- Average Customer Review: 145 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,577 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition
|Price:||CDN$ 21.98 FREE SHIPPING.|
- Infrared wireless freedom up to 10 meters
- Friendly Media Center Menu (The Microsoft Media Centre Edition on-screen menus are specially for Remote Control interaction)
- Play Music Right from your remote control (Control your DVD/VCD/MP3/Audio media functions directly and easily from your remote control)Play Music Right from your remote control (Control your DVD/VCD/MP3/Audio media functions directly and easily from your remote control)
- Watch Digital TV When and How You Want (Work with media centre PC, never miss a moment of your favorite programme-pause and rewind live TV)
- Mouse Function: Control your cursor without a mouse
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Pop-up Windows Vista Features:
Sleep: Put your computer to sleep mode, saving energy
WWW: Start the default web browser and go to the homepage
Start: Start Media Centre
Close Button: Close the active application
MCE Keys: My Music, My Video, My Pictures, My TV, Guide, Live TV, Recorded TV, DVD Menu
8 Multimedia Keys: Record, Stop, Play, Pause, Pre-Track, Next-Track, Rewind, Skip
3 Mouse Keys: Cursor Control, Click and Right Click buttons
Number of keys: 46 keys & 3 mouse keys
Remote: 199 x 54 x 34 mm
Weight: Around 95g
Compatibility OS: Windows XP with MCE, Vista Premium and Vista Ultimate, Windows 7
Computer: One USB Port
Transmission Distance: 10 meter
Battery Type: 2 AAA Batteries (not included)
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Top Customer Reviews
This gives the remote more funtionality. Experiment with buttons and mousepad to learn what keys do what. Most are intuitive but others you will have to learn. I do sometimes experience sticky button keys. I have to press again to turn off repeating but otherwise for the price this remote does the job. I have pluged the remote into my windows vista and win7 machines and it works with them as well. Same operation using XBMC on the Windows machines.
OpenElec XBMC also supports CEC but I found the MCE remote is much better than using CEC
For the price a good deal
This remote works reasonably well, and all I had to do was plug in the USB IR receiver into the HTPC...nothing to install and the drivers loaded automatically on Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit). There is a very slight delay when using this with the Harmony One and XBMC, but it's definitely not a deal breaker.
The only thing is that the remote sends a combination of keyboard presses, mouse movements and Windows MCE commands. The i (info) button, when pressed, sends a right mouse click; however, you can't keymap that to any XBMC action. I hear other people have successfully used EventGhost, but I never tried that. Also, when I added the remote to my Harmony One devices list, I had to list it as "Ortek VRC-1100".
The only con I can think of is the mouse control is sluggish. However my previous fly mouse went zipping around the screen too fast and sometimes would flip up for down and left for right. Compared to that I welcome the slower speed but greater control of this remote.
I can't recommend this remote enough and will definitely be purchasing one for my bedroom htpc setup.
The actual remote works pretty well. It's responsive enough, though the buttons are a little stiff, but that would likely lessen after break-in. The mouse emulator apd works well enough, but starts out VERY slow, then accelerated very quickly, so it'd taking some getting used to. It doesn't work quite as well as the ATI Remote Wonder Plus I had.
No software required whatsoever, so that's nice. A few buttons cannot be changed by default, but a lovely, free program called "EventGhost" can let you bind any function to any keys, even macros and key sequences.
It works well with Windows Media Centre and the vastly superior XBMC programs. Range is pretty good.
It's a little too rounded for my tastes, adn tends to turn a bit in my hand.
This remote is sold under at least 5 different names, but the model is always the same: "VRC-1100"
Still, a good purchase.
Most recent customer reviews
Cheap, but effective. The line of sight on the infrared is annoying at times: get a RF device if you can.Published 9 days ago by Wesley S Burr
Used this so i can use the usb part for my xbmc/kodi media center htpc and a logitech harmony remote, no issues works great!Published 21 days ago by Cj
Currently using on my desktop PC running KODI, works great. No drivers required, it's plug and play. Drop it many times and still works. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Nick Plescia
I was amazed with this remote i just need a nice hdtv to hook up to my laptop and i am all set lolPublished 1 month ago by Christopher Woodward
WARNING: The IR receiver does not work with ANY other MCE remote that I have, only this remote. DO NOT BUY this if you're just trying to get a replacement MCE IR receiver, like I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timothy M Court