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I just finished putting together my first HTPC and need to go ahead and order a MCE remote. I absolutely love the look of the Boxee remote, but apparently it is missing a lot of buttons (volume, power, etc) so it would need to be hacked up a bit. I also really like the look of the TivoSlide but read reports it doesn't work well with XBMC.

What remotes are you guys using?
post #2 of 7
I just buy the cheapest WMC remote that is RC6. All of my TV's have universal remotes (Logitech haromy, URC, AR). And have a RII for backup mouse/kb.
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post #3 of 7
WMC remotes on 3 different HTPC's.

In the living room, I also have Mouse without borders on my netbook so I can use my mouse and keyboard on the HTPC if I need to.

In the bedroom, I have a Lenovo N5901 remote keyboard/mouse for those things that need a keyboard.

My kids has a wireless mouse and keyboard.
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post #4 of 7
I have Logitech harmony's for both my htpc setups.
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post #6 of 7
Personally on mine (I run XBMC) I just use the android app, so I can use my phone. Maybe not as full featured as the hardware remotes but it's damn cool, and impresses the hell out of people when they come over!
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