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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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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 ...Read more ›
I brought my computer to my friends house and when I walked around the house pressing buttons.. I noticed the Xbox started blinking and I was actually controlling it as well.
Amendment: The remote continues to work well. No buttons have failed yet. I wish, however, that the colored buttons were programmable. As it stands, they are useless,serving absolutely no purpose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Three years of constant use, not bad for a 3 year old remote. I like the design of this one over several of the other Media Center remotes. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by E. Nixon
Works as it should, lots of functionality, no complaints. Buttons can be hard to find in the dark. Personally like all the functionality, some people might find something with... Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by thejtluv
I just plugged in the USB IR receiver into my Win7Pro Mediacenter computer and it worked without me needing to install any mediagate software. Cool. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Lorax
I have two of these remotes. One for a 1.5 yrs and the other for 1 year. I've never had an issue with them and they work great.Published on December 15, 2011 by AVputer Nerd
No one would have any REASON to buy a media center remote UNLESS they needed and ir emitter to switch a box, obviously the people who sell them know this too. Read morePublished on April 28, 2011 by D Bollman
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. Read morePublished on September 30, 2010 by Matt