- Shipping Weight: 200 g
- Manufacturer reference: NPL002567
- ASIN: B003WF0FBO
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 19 2010
- Average Customer Review: 155 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,539 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
tres bon prix et service tres impecable et la livraison parfait et rapidePublished 2 months ago by Jean-Guy Pomminville
Worked right out of the box. I use it on a linus system to control Kodi and it has worked flawlessly since I purchased it.Published 3 months ago by AJ
Works great with our HTPC. Surprised how functional it is for the price. The name of this type of remote is "VRC-1100" if you are trying to program your IR Blaster phone to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. B.
I would like it a lot if they would not have choose to send a "right-click mouse" signal on the "i" (context menu) button. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ElNad
Works very well! My only complaint is the cable to the reciever is too short!! (about 2 feet) If your media center PC is under your TV you wont have an issue.Published 5 months ago by Trev Rob