MCE Remote.. UK vs. US (1 Viewer)

f0rmula

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I'm looking at buying a new remote after hearing that the MCE remotes have a far better weitght and feel to the Hauppauge ones.

UK
http://www.hauppauge.com/Pages/press/presspictures/Remote_MCE_angle.jpg

US
http://ruel.net/pc/pvrpix/mce-remote-control.jpg

Anyway, would there be any problem with me getting a US one? It just looks more classy/better.

Are both button maps already in MediaPortal, or would I have to manually configure the buttons (not that it bothers me)? Is there anyone out there that's used both or have any comments on either?

Thanks :)

EDIT: Just FYI, I'm in the UK :)

James
 

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    Both of those are older version remotes... You'll want the 2005 version, which looks like this.

    mce_remote2.JPG


    European remote gets those 4 coloured buttons at the bottom, the American version does not.
     

    Nemulate

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    I can confirm the UK remote with the coloured butons works fine! And having hauppauge and the ms remote I can also confirm the ms one feels better except the coloured buttons are better on hauppauge imo!
     

    f0rmula

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    Brocklander said:
    Both of those are older version remotes... You'll want the 2005 version, which looks like this.

    *image*

    European remote gets those 4 coloured buttons at the bottom, the American version does not.

    Brilliant.. Thanks a lot. I wouldn't have bought the older one if I hadn't posted first :)

    I've spent the last hour looking around and linitx is the only place that I can find the 2005 model. And they're out of stock.

    http://linitx.com/product_info.php?products_id=595

    Would anyone know where I might find one?

    Thanks,

    James
     

    Nemulate

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    lol Good old ebay, until people stop buying things at inflated prices suppose they always will be more expensive!
     

    Paranoid Delusion

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    Keyboard and remote cost £77 including postage of ebay if you spot a bargain go for it. but look around FIRST.

    Ray 8)
     

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