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Hey all, taking a shot in the dark here. Do they make a remote that can be wired to your PC for playback control? I don't exactly have an HTPC but I do alot of media and movie playback with my PC, and hate always having to go to next room to pause movies or whatever. TV is connected via 50 ft. HDMI cord....So...Do they make a remote thats programmable with PC to use with the likes of KM Player???
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It's a little pricey but it's been worth it for me,

diNovo Mini
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post #3 of 11
You need some sort of receiver on the PC, but I believe the Logitech Harmony is one of the best remotes you can get.
Maybe get a long USB extender so you have the receiver in the room with your tv? thinking.gif
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Thanks guys looking into em now.
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Hate to double post but just came across this one. Not too shabby. Seems decent for what I need and price is good. not crazy about Lenovo though.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Multimedia-Remote-with-Keyboard/dp/tech-data/B0036VO67I/ref=de_a_smtd"]Amazon.com: Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard: Electronics[/ame]
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jfizz84;12604895 
Hate to double post but just came across this one. Not too shabby. Seems decent for what I need and price is good. not crazy about Lenovo though.

Amazon.com: Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard: Electronics
Wouldn't buy it from Amazon. It's pretty much always on sale for $20~30 direct from Lenovo website.

Logitech makes RF-based universal remotes. Pricey, though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RyCray;12604128 
It's a little pricey but it's been worth it for me,

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Yup it is pricey but is worth it.

Moreover it is bluetooth based unlike the IR ones
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post #8 of 11
I just suggested this to another member. Check out the Gyration Air Music Remote. I picked one up about 8 months ago and love it! I've tried all different types of remotes over the years and this one is the best by far for an HTPC. The best features are that it uses a USB RF dongle so it doesn't require line-of-sight and it doubles as an air mouse, a lot like a Wii controller! This is what makes this remote so perfect because who really uses their HTPC as JUST an HTPC?
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Oh, forgot to mention. It'll run you about $60 or you can buy the Dell version (made by Gyration) for about $40 off of eBay.
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post #10 of 11
Do you have an iPhone/iPod Touch? We use an app called HippoRemote that works wonderfully. Since it is using your local wireless network, you can do all your commands from anywhere. It also has individual 'profiles' for many apps like Boxee, WMC, etc. with custom shortcuts. You'd have to check and make sure it could handle all your criteria but I would think picking up a cheap iPod Touch, even a first gen 8GB, and the app ($5) would be in the same price range as other remote options.
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