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I found some AVS Gears remotes that boasts they control WMC and TV. Reviews looks great to me. Are they not worth considering?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880121001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880121002

Saw this Tivo remote too. Not worth it either? On sale for $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880610005

And then there is this recertified Harmony 510 remote.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880111031
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harmony is the way to go. I have had the 500, 700, 800, one and 1100 series harmony remotes.
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Bought a used Harmony 650 for $40. Wish me luck!
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Dang it, I didn't know it doesn't come with an IR receiver. frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33;12621521 
Dang it, I didn't know it doesn't come with an IR receiver. frown.gif

Yep you also need a IR Blaster, one with an emitter Wire too to control a cable box or satellite receiver. I use this one with my Harmony 300 remote

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-HP-MCE-USB-receiver-IR-Blaster-Emitter-Wire-/270712974278?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f07c02bc6
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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by saulin;12621831 
Yep you also need a IR Blaster, one with an emitter Wire too to control a cable box or satellite receiver. I use this one with my Harmony 300 remote

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-HP-MCE-USB-receiver-IR-Blaster-Emitter-Wire-/270712974278?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f07c02bc6

Sorry, but what is an IR Blaster? Why can't just an IR receiver work? And I'm not sure I want to buy from eBay again.

Edit: Did research and understand the IR Blaster now. Don't need. Picked up a receiver for $16 shipped.
Edited by Krusher33 - 3/6/11 at 7:14am
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post #17 of 20
Check into the Gyration Air Music Remote. I've tried several remotes over the years and this one takes the cake by far for me. Especially for an HTPC setup since it doubles as an air mouse ala Wii controller style. Nice thing too is it doesn't require the use of an IR sensor (i hate those things). It'll run you about $60... or you can get the Dell version of the exact same remote from ebay for about $40.
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Originally Posted by SilentASSassN;12628073 
Check into the Gyration Air Music Remote. I've tried several remotes over the years and this one takes the cake by far for me. Especially for an HTPC setup since it doubles as an air mouse ala Wii controller style. Nice thing too is it doesn't require the use of an IR sensor (i hate those things). It'll run you about $60... or you can get the Dell version of the exact same remote from ebay for about $40.

That would have been very nice. I've already got the Harmony 650 though.
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post #19 of 20
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Yep you also need a IR Blaster, one with an emitter Wire too to control a cable box or satellite receiver. I use this one with my Harmony 300 remote

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-HP-MCE-USB-receiver-IR-Blaster-Emitter-Wire-/270712974278?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f07c02bc6
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Sorry, but what is an IR Blaster? Why can't just an IR receiver work? And I'm not sure I want to buy from eBay again.
Edit: Did research and understand the IR Blaster now. Don't need. Picked up a receiver for $16 shipped.

And just over a year later I now need an IR Blaster. Dang it. mad.gif I should have taken this advice.
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FWIW, i picked up a Harmony 550 refurbished for $40 on eaby, it lasted my 5 years. i just recently picked up a 650 at newegg for $49 (refurb) and i use it on my HTPC with a Flirc and it works awesome. also controls my receiver and TV, so 1 remote seamlessly controls everything. it also controls the WDTV Live and TV in my kids playroom.

i tried one of the high end philips remotes, and it did not work.

i will never own anything other than a harmony.
 
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