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only $17 on this unit, anyone have any thoughts or warnings?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880101003&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL041411&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL041411-_-EMC-041411-Index-_-UniversalRemotes-_-80101003-L0B

also, its my understanding that most all pc's can NOT be turned on from a toally turned off state via a remote control so the only way to 'fake' that is to leave it in sleep mode and the remote will activate the machine?

if there's anything left to complain about my htpc at this point its just the necessity of having to hit that power button when everything else is being controlled splendidly by my logitech harmony 880 remote
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I bought that Rosewill remote just so I can have a receiver for my Harmony 550. Works great.

The remote itself feels so-so, but why use that when you can use the Harmony?
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I have this one,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880101002&cm_re=windows_remote-_-80-101-002-_-Product

Ok heres the good the bad and the ugly. The good is that yes sleep mode will cut down your power bill and make the parts in your machine last longer and of course cut down on dust build up inside the machine.

-I have to hit the power button more than once to get it to kick back on from sleep. Usually twice kicks it on.

-The remote feels extremely light, feels hollow inside and its very skinny.

-Using programs like event ghost or intelliremote to bind buttons then waking it up from sleep mode, something goes very haywire. I have to remove those programs to get my remote working like it was on day one. Closing the application (bottom right) and system reboots don't cut it. frown.gif

Other than all of that this thing is awesome, and makes life a little easier.
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Just make sure you zoom in on the pictures and it shows RC6, a must if you ever plan on getting a logitech harmony or any decent universal
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