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Which remote controls should I consider for the HTPC?

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loads of posts on this one... make a search and you should get an idea of what is good for you

I used the Hauppage 350 remote and that was fine (need Remote.ini file) but now switched to the ATI REmote Wonder and I think it is 10 times better and you can do much more with it (mouse action etc..). Proof that this is good: my wife says so!!!
 
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For the least hassle I would go for a media center remote since MP has native support for that. I know that Philps manufacture one but there are probably several.
 

PLeblanc

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How about the FireFly?

Looking at the dates of the other posts, I realize I'm a little late to the party, but...

The FireFly remote is pretty nice. It's firefly suite runs in the background and gives it basic functionality for most of the htpc programs out there (including media portal) without any additional setup.

It has mouse functionality like the ati remote, but it is not nearly as nice at moving the mouse around (the directional pad on the ati works better than the direction buttons on the firefly), however, as far as a remote goes, the firefly is much nicer than the frankenstein ati remote. The ati is a monster, honest. It's got a zillion buttons, and you'll never use 90% of them. It's big and ugly, and it just screams "PC". I like a remote that instead whispers "TV", and I think the firefly does that pretty well.

The firefly is from the same people who make BeyondTV, so it integrates most smoothly with that.
 

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