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post #1 of 8
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Hi I'm in the process of building a htpc but I need advice for a keyboard or a way to control my htpc.

Here's my problem, the HTPC will be located in my basement right under my living room and will be around 20-25 ft from HDTV. So yea, what's the best and cheapest way to control easily my htpc? Can bluetooth go through floors??? Anyway thanks for fast rep!!!
post #2 of 8
I was using a logiteh dinovo mini for mine until someone broke into my car and stole it from my dash. very easy to use with the integrated mousepad. I traded my 4850x2 for it. It is very pricey though i believe it was around $120 new. It had a long range and would go through walls. I brought it to work and was messing with the secretary all day controlling her computer from across the room. it's a solid unit.
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nice thanks for this I might try it but damn its's not cheap!!!
post #4 of 8
If you have an iPod Touch or iPhone, I highly recommend HippoRemote.
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post #5 of 8
I would grab a rii and usb repeater. You have/had to pull hdmi up didn't you?
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http://www.microsoft.com/canada/hard...emRequirements

This is what I currently use for two of my HTPCs. Works great and has a touchpad on the right side of the keyboard if you'd rather use that instead of the mouse. I picked up a brand new OEM one on Fleabay for 35 bucks shipped.

Also, I have a Logitech DiNovo Mini which is also very good. It's pretty small, though, and a bit difficult to use/type.
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post #7 of 8
i use a logitech dinovo edge. best thing ever
post #8 of 8
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I finally went to efo.buy-lowest.com and grabbed the little keyboard/mouse/toupad bluetooth device. Its pretty cheap hope it works well!
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