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Mediagate - Windows Vista Certified Media Center MCE Remote Control w/ 2 Channel IR Emitter and Infrared Receiver for Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate

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  • A single remote control gives you the freedom to access your entertainment from anywhere in the room
  • The friendly Mediagate Center on-screen menus are specially designed for remote control interaction, delivering a fun
  • All-access digital entertainment as close as your MCE remote control
  • Use the MCE remote control to enjoy more type of entertainment offered by your Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate PC
  • The receiver also emits signal that will allow you to control your TV with this Remote Control at the same time. 2 in 1 Function

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: MediaGate
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B002XNQHNQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 18, 2009

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Late Night Reader on January 30, 2011
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Pros:
Works great with Media Center in Windows 7. All the shortcut buttons work as expected.

To enter a period ( '.' character) , the '*' button on the remote will work. So it's possible to enter channel 8.3 by pressing 8*3.

With a Gateway SX computer connected to our TV,an antenna and SiliconDust HD Homerun network tuners, we are now able to watch TV over the air in our living room, using Windows Media Center as a DVR. This remote makes the experience complete.

Comes with a manual that is on the most part helpful.

Cons:

Description on Amazon is incorrect. The description says that the remote can control the TV. The manual also says that the remote can learn TV power, Volume, mute and channel number commands from another remote. The instructions refer to a Green LED that indicates success. This remote only has a red LED. There is no green LED on this remote.

This was a disappointment not to be able to control TV volume with this remote.

No company name, address, website or copyright anywhere on the remote itself, on the box or on the manual.

The manual says the colored buttons at the bottom of the remote are for teletext. So they are totally useless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maddycat on May 21, 2011
I purchased 2 of these remotes to use to control our tv that we have running through our PC with Windows Media Center. It has served the purpose well. We have separate speakers hooked up through the computer and it does control the volume that way, but does not control the tv or volume on the tv at all. It does power down the computer into sleep mode, but you do need to use another remote or manually turn on and off your tv. All other features of Windows Media Center can be controlled by this remote including the DVR features and recorded tv which works really well.

The main problem with these remotes is that they both have several buttons that have stopped working over time, to the point that they are not usable anymore. The first after about a year and a half, the second after about 2 years. Honestly I don't think that is too bad for a $28 remote, and since we do have kids I'm sure these remotes have been dropped, thrown, etc. many times. So it's possible that they could work fine for a longer time if they are treated with care.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim Manning on March 25, 2010
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This did exactly what it is supposed to - control my media PC. I wasn't careful in my shopping however, and I was expecting this to ALSO be a universal remote for my TV, and it is NOT-- but that's MY fault. Also, it would be nice if the instructions included information about how to program the colored buttons.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matt on September 30, 2010
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The description says you can control your TV, and all I wanted to do was be able to turn mine on and off, but it doesn't do that. The manual makes reference to this feature then says "when available". Huh? Guess the joke's on me. it's not available. In place of the TV power button is a non-functioning zoom button.

Also, the button arrangement has 3 circular controls so you're always hitting the wrong circle. Cheap plastic too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Miller on February 21, 2013
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Just plug it in and it works as expected. I upgraded my Media Center to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center upgrade, and my old remote software did not work well. For the price of this, I saved myself a lot of headach to try and get the other one working. This one works quite well!
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With Windows Media Center remote controls, there's not much room for functional differences. Microsoft defines and indeed mandates what the buttons do, and they require which buttons be on the remote control. Plugging in the IR receiver is all it takes to use this remote control, and Windows itself interprets and processes the signal. So whether it works or not with your software has to do with whether the software designer made things compatible with the Windows specification.

Despite that, Media Center remote controls can and do have differences. The IR receiver for this one is large and can accept signals from remote controls aimed in lots of different directions. Some receivers make you point precisely and even lunge forward to get things to work, but this one works well.

This remote control has all the required buttons, including ones that have limited use in Media Center (such as the four colored buttons) but are needed with add-ons such as Blu-ray disc player software. There are also non-required buttons for radio, music, pictures and videos that are absent from most. There's a zoom button for changing the aspect ratio, which isn't really a "zoom" but is nevertheless easier than right clicking and finding the menu item when the aspect ratio is wrong.

The down side is that the buttons might be considered a bit small and hard to identify for those old enough to need reading glasses but not willing to wear them. I found other remotes such as the
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