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Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews
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  • 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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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Manufacturer reference: NPL002567
  • ASIN: B003WF0FBO
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 19 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,539 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

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

Product Specifications:
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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Needed the receiver from this to work with my Raspberry Pi media center, added it to my older Logitech 1100 remote (via the IR Learn from the delivered remote), now there is a single unified control for the whole system.
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This is a great remote for use with a PC-based media centre. Works perfectly out of the box with Kodi on a Windows based PC and of course makes viewing MUCH easier than having to use a standard mouse/keyboard arrangement. Very impressed.
Highly recommended.
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I have setup my two raspberry pi computers with openelec xbmc. This remote is supported. I plugged the USB IR sender into one of the RPI USB connections and the remote works. I had to go into XBMC System, Settings, System, Input Devices then activate "remote sends keypresses"
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
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I went through a number of remotes trying to find one that worked reliably with lirc under Linux. This is truly a "plug and play" item -- it just works, out of the box. I'm using one with lirc on vanilla Debian Linux, one on XBMCbuntu, and another with a Raspberry Pi on Raspbmc, and in all cases it "just worked". Best remote Linux-compatible remote I could find at this price point.
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I do not really care about its quality, I just wanted the IR receiver since I have a Logitech Harmony. It was not easy to find it in the Harmony software, but now that I found it, I would like to share. In case anyone here has a Harmony remote and is in doubt about purchasing it, you will find the model as
Manufacturer: ORTek
Model: VRC-1100'
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I purchased this remote to use with my Harmony One remote and my home theatre PC (HTPC) running XBMC. I initially bought the Mediagate MG-IR02BK but it didn't work (I assume I just got a defective unit).

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".
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Before I bought this product I had purchased a much more expensive wireless PC remote with a fly mouse, full querty keyboard, and IR tv controls. That thing was junk. This remote is great. I use it to control xbmc and netflix on my HTPC. It works really well out of the box with the default drivers. With a little tweaking in xbmc you can get almost every button working. However if you instead use eventghost with the driver that comes with that program you can do extensive customizations of every button. On Eventghost forums a user has posted a script that has a crazy amount of features. It even turns the number pad into a SMS multi-tap style keyboard. It also feels very sturdy and has already survived several 4' drops onto the hardwood.

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.
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By Abram TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 29 2011
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I only got this for the IR receiver, so I could control my HTPC with my Logitech Harmony remote. The receiver works very well. It's quite responsive, even when it falls behind my HTPC case and dangles behind my components. It's worth the price all on its' own.

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.
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