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Windows 7: Remotes for HTPC's running XBMC; what should I look for?

02 Mar 2011   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Remotes for HTPC's running XBMC; what should I look for?

Is there anything specific I should look for when purchasing a remote for my HTPC?
I see there's tons of them out there but I pretty much settled on the first one I came across that was Windows 7 compliant.

This is the Rosewill WMC Remote. I'm pretty sure I'll be running XBMC as my primary interface.

If anyone has different suggestions then I'd be glad to look into them...

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03 Mar 2011   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

if you have a iphone, ipad etc you can use that as a remote
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05 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have not tried XBMC though it has been at the back of my mind for a longtime now.Is there any special requirements for an XBMC remote? My common sense tells me "NO". Correct me if I am wrong. As I said I am completely ignorant of XBMC.

Anyway have a look at this write-up Remote Control Reviews - XBMC .

Also have a look at my other post eHome receiver prevents computer from sleeping and check if the EZ Commander Remote and the Lenovo Multimedia Remote and Keyboard can fit your bill. The advantage with these is that both have a trackball mouse and facilitate mouse control.
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06 Mar 2011   #4
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

check xbmc forums for remotes
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