Some of Windows Media Center remotes have the ability to control other hardware in addition to the Media Center. The most common one is the Microsoft MCE Remote Control. On this one you can program the “TV”-button and the Volume-button. Most likely you would want to control the ON/OFF-function on your TV and the volume on your amplifier. (continue reading…)
Media Center Edition (MCE) remotes are designed to control PCs running Microsoft Windows with Windows Media Center. MCE remotes come with an external infrared receiver that connects to a PC via USB. Newer PCs may have the IR receiver integrated in the case.
Note: Originally there were two modules lirc_mceusb and lir_mceusb2. These were later merged into a single lirc_mceusb driver. More recently (2.6.35 kernel and lirc-0.8.7) the module was known as just mceusb. You need to adjust all the configuration examples below depending on exactly how the module is named. (continue reading…)
A windows remote control that signals to an infrared receiver, which can make you hook up to a USB port or something and allow operating WMP on your PC. Of course, you can use a mouse and keyboard to get around Windows Media Center, but the best way to experience Media Center is with a window remote control. There are many types of remote controls for media center available to buy, such as HP remote control, Microsoft remote control. If you purchased a Media Center PC or a digital TV tuner card, a PC remote control might be a necessary MCE kits for Windows 7, Windows Vista,etc (continue reading…)