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so ive been reading up on my xbox 360 universal media remote (came with my hd-dvd player) and its supposed to be able to control the xbox, a tv, and a media center pc. my problem is i have no ir receiver for my htpc.

could somebody direct me to what i need or have an extra they would sell?
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USB IR Receiver: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HP-Media-Cen...QQcmdZViewItem
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are there any kind of compatability issues i should worry about? im not experienced with IR remotes at all

how does the receiver know to pick up the universal remote i have, whats to say it wont pick up the tv remote or something as well?
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are there any kind of compatability issues i should worry about? im not experienced with IR remotes at all

how does the receiver know to pick up the universal remote i have, whats to say it wont pick up the tv remote or something as well?
Well usually any IR remote you have to input a "programming code" so that the remote and receiver sync up. My guess is that will hold true in your situation as well.
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What are the odds of getting one of these generic IR receivers to work with the universal remote supplied with my DirecTV receiver? Ultimately I would love to watch movies on my HTPC and control the playback with the same remote that controls the rest of my entertainment system...
    
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I have the 360 wireless receiver it allows me to use my 360 controller on windows would this receiver also work with the 360 universal media remote? anyone try it
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im not 100% but i think they are different signals
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