Using a remote with HTPC?

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  1. John Parris

    John Parris Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm starting from scratch with my system per my other post, and my home theater lacks one of those great uber-remotes that seem to be popular these days.
    How have you guys gone about the issue of IR/RF remote control of your HTPCs? What degree of flexibility does it have? Does it function like a standalone DVD player's remote with all the specific functionality? Not very familiar with high-end remotes, and wouldnt care to spend a great deal on it either, so a low-cost solution would be ideal for me [​IMG]
     
  2. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

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    John:

    You can have essentially all the functionality of a standalone DVD player with an HTPC. A popular way to acheive this is with IRMan and Girder. Girder lets you issue practically any computer command from your remote.
     
  3. John Parris

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    Does anyone have product links or useful information on these products?
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    http://www.evation.com/irman/
    http://www.girder.nl
    Using IR man as a receiver coupled with Girder, you can make Girder associate nearly any command with any remote input signal- so you could even "teach" it the commands from any DVD remote control, and have it respond by sending the proper commands to your program.
    -Vince
     

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