|Item model number||Basic|
|Item Weight||12 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6 x 4.5 x 2.8 inches|
Antec 30124 VERIS Basic Multimedia Station
- multimedia station
- home theater pc accessory
- pc peripheral
- pc accessory
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- It blends in great with my case
- Adds functionality required for an Home Theater PC
- No need to get up from the couch
- The instructions are legable and adequate for installation.
- I got a faulty remote (RM100)
- Bright blue LED power indicator never turns off. Cover it!
- No battery backup for the units memory
- Software is not what it could be
- Takes some computer skill to install! Took me 3 days of tweaking to set it up the way I want. I'm sure I will find more things to change. It will take quite some time before a "technophobe" can use it without running into problems. A "technosav" can expect to spend at least half a day getting it installed and working for multiple programs. You have been warned.
1) For constant power and to power on from complete shutdown, it has a 24 pin power adapter that ataches between your power supply and the motherboard.
2) The case power switch plugs it into the back of the sensor. The sensor's power switch plugs into the motherboard. IR remotes can switch on the computer and the case switch still works.
3) It comes with an internal USB to USB adapter.Read more ›
The Antec Veris Basic Multimedia Station resolves the power-on issue. The unit connects internally to the PC case/motherboard power switch header and also into the motherboard ATX power connector harness. Additionally, the MM Station has a standard USB connector to connect to an external USB port. Note that the kit comes with a wiring module for connecting the USB into an internal motherboard USB header.
The unit works as intended - it allows me to power on/off the PC with a standard media center type remote control. I already had the iMon remote software setup so I only had to install the physical unit and cycle the PC power once (booting to Windows) to recognize the change in USB ports.
Note the following:
- The mounting holes in the unit are not well placed. One seemed slightly out of alignment but I just put some pressure on the bracket and the screw went in fine.
- The iMon Windows software is awkward but functional. I've used the software for some time...it's poorly designed with poor support and has some annoying "features"...but it works. There is not a large selection of alternatives but I believe most people will find it acceptable.Read more ›
For example, setting the arrow keys to control the mouse. Even if the settings show it set up like this, the keys will still only function as arrow keys. Another example, the back button is set to the backspace key. This works for a lot of apps, but if you want to change it to the escape key (a logical alternative) it will not allow you to do this at all. About 7 of the keys are like this.
Even if those issues were fixed, the software has other limitations, and is comprised of confusing and unintuitive menus that would make a first year programming student cringe.
I really want to like this product. It's the only one if it's kind that I've found that can fully power on a computer from a remote. For some apps being stuck with the defaults isn't bad, and it can function quite well. In theory it has all the keys you'll need to run your HTPC without having to go grab the keyboard.
The only real flaws I can see for the hardware is the receiving angle of the IR sensor (which could be modified, if you're daring) is narrow, and the blue LED on the unit will never turn off, even if the computer is. For my daily use, those issues have been pretty minor, and had the software been better, would not have impacted my decision to buy it.
So if you don't need the remote to do a full power-on of the PC then go grab another product that has better software support.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
yup. this was very nice the price was right. i love imon (veris) products. this is my 3rd one. i own the premium, elite and now the basic for and old pc that i wanted to start by... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CHARLES LOZANO
Remote didn't work. Thought it was a software issue at first, but setup my Logitech Harmony remote to fake that Veris remote, and it started to respond. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John A.
Just what I needed to completely my HTPC build. Wiring is a bit messy, however it works just fine. Software is confusing and as others have mentioned, prepared to spend part of a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Caramon
Turns on the computer 95% of the time as it should but once loaded has lots of annoying delays and double commands between remote clicks and computer response. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Tom W
I bought this primarily because I wasn't happy with all the universal remote solutions for an HTPC. I wanted to make a really simple one that just allowed me to browse OpenELEC... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by The Sixth
Not the greatest software, but it does exactly what I wanted it to do - turn my computer off and on. I use it in conjunction with a Harmony 300 remote.Published on October 28, 2012 by P. Spraker
It works as I wanted it to now I can turn on my htpc remotely with my harmony without any problems just add the profile to the harmony and all functions work.Published on May 15, 2012 by net
This little thing is extremely flexible. You can use MCE command or just map keystrokes, even mouse clicks. Read morePublished on May 12, 2011 by amznbacon