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Ortek Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition

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  • Infrared wireless freedom up to 10 meters
  • One remote to contol all of your digital media
  • Friendly Media Center Menu (The Microsoft Media Centre Edition on-screen menus are specially for Remote Control interaction)
  • Play Music Right from your remote control (Control your DVD/VCD/MP3/Audio media functions directly and easily from your remote control)
  • Mouse Function: Control your cursor without a mouse
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Ortek
  • Model: VRC-1100
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches ; 9.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00224ZDFY
  • Item model number: VRC-1100
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (761 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 28, 2009

Product Description

Number of keys: 46 keys & 3 mouse keys o Remote: 199 x 54 x 34 mm o Weight: Around 95g o Compatibility OS: Windows XP with MCE, Vista Premium and Vista Ultimate o Computer: One USB Port o Transmission Distance: 10 meter o Battery Type: 2 AAA Batteries (not included)

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Customer Reviews

The mouse click buttons are nice.
BJG492
The remote is a Ortek Technology VRC-1100 so once I plugged this into the Harmony config it worked great.
Claude Michael
I can only give it 5 stars but would give it more it possible.
Mike

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

231 of 249 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on February 7, 2010
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So I bought this remote with the intent of only using it's IR receiver and programming my Harmony one to control Windows 7 Media Center 64 bit. I found out, however, that the remote isn't in logitech's remote database, and also doesn't seem to use the generic microsoft codes that most remotes use. I therefore had to manually "teach" the harmony my remote's codes in RAW format. The problem with this is that this method caused significant lag and delay that I couldn't fix with inter-device and inter-key delays/repeats in Logitech's manual setup. After an afternoon on the phone with logitech level 2 support, I was finally able to remove the lag/delay and get my remote functioning properly. If one is planning on using this remote and included IR receiver together as intended, I would definitely recommend it. It works very well with WMC, and I haven't found anything wrong with it. It is quick and responsive, and all commands work properly. I'm mainly writing this review for others who were contemplating this purchase for the IR receiver to be used with their Harmony/universal remote. The lag/delay issue can be overcome, but it's going to take a call to logitech level 2 support to correct. For those who are buying this with the intent on using the remote and supplied IR receiver with WMC, I would whole-heartedly recommend it.
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204 of 228 people found the following review helpful By William Melani on November 28, 2009
This remote connects easily and works well for Windows Media Center. However, I bought this for use with XBMC only to discover that this is not truly a "remote"; It simulates keyboard presses instead, which means that an advanced remote config program such as EventGhost cannot be used as it does not identify almost all of the buttons on the remote. This is dissapointing because It cannot be remapped to work for a custom program (ie controlling winamp, itunes, XBMC, etc). If you are buying this for purely Windows Media Center, than go for it. It's a great deal. If you want something more out of your remote, then look elsewhere.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By T. McKnight on June 2, 2012
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I was confused by this remote because none of the instructions on the MythTV or XBMC pages for a MCE remote would work. As others have mentioned, the IR receiver identifies itself as a keyboard for most of the keys and as a mouse for the big center button and two mouse keys.

After searching for about a day, I stumbled across the information that this remote is actually a Ortek Technology VRC-1100. There are instructions on both the MythTV and XBMC wiki pages on the correct setup. Once you have done this, you will find the remote works well and has nice range. For the money, once you get past this roadblock it's not bad.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By D. H. Sempeck on July 7, 2009
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Bought this to replace my aging ATI Remote Wonder. Needed something that would work on XP MCE 2005 and Vista, as I have to keep a version of XP on my computer for work. I have triple booted XP MCE 2005/Vista Home Prem/Win7(RC) on my machine and this baby works with all of them. No installation disc needed. Also Works with PowerDVD 7 & 8. Mouse control is a little slow but I don't use it much. Works from anywhere in my room, even if it's not pointed at the IR receiver! Buying a second (and maybe a third for backup) for my HTPC. Best price of all the MCE remotes too!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Cummings on May 1, 2010
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This item is as good as the reviewers say - I was impressed with the ease of installation (took less than a minute on my Acer Revo Win 7 model), and the hot buttons worked well with Media Center. I just installed the unit today, so I'm still working through it; but, my initial thoughts are very positive. The price was something that also appealed to me - no reason to spend more when this baby has so many features! Speaking of features, I'm really excited about using the mouse which is installed in the middle of the remote, along with left-and right-click buttons. Overall, this was a good buy and would recommend it with the configuration mentioned.

UPDATE: 10/25/2010
Since my initial review, I have come to appreciate this unit even more. I just built a HTPC with Windows 7 64-bit, and was not happy with the Hauppauge remote for the dual tuner 1850. In desperation, I decided to move the remote from my Acer downstairs to this unit and I can tell you that is clearly the best remote I've ever used. It plugged into a non-generic build of WMC7 with no problems. I also like it because it's much simpler for my wife to use than the Harmonys. I could see her and others getting frustrated at the size of the Harmony and the functions you have to perform to switch between remotes. The mouse and left/right click buttons are excellent, and the hot buttons really simplify the Media Center experience. Nearly all the buttons you will need (minus TV power and input selection) are included, and the mouse is a terrific edition. Once you get used to it, you can perform very simple functions like moving and selecting links.

I am so happy with the unit that I just bought another one for the Acer! I cannot think of a better remote than this one - for the price, there is simply no comparision!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Y. Z. on March 14, 2010
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Between CE Compass, Amazon, and USPS, I did not expect a speedy delivery.. But it sure was.
My 'Standard shipping' order which was placed on a Wed afternoon, arrived Sat morning.

The remote is a pleasure to use, light, good sized, and ergonomical.
The keys have an excellent feel to them. Maybe an improvement as far as the keys go could have been to make the Number keys at the bottom half of the remote, larger.

It controls the Hulu Desktop, XBMC, and the MS Media Center Portals on my Acer Revo R3610
which runs a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. The small disk in the middle of the remote is a good substitute to a mouse. The cursor moves a bit slowly when pressing the disk but speeds up when holding it down. Many other keys provide useful keyboard functionalities like Enter, back, right/left mouse, clear, close (of applications or windows), and more.

For my initial configuration of applications, the PC itself, and various installations, the excellent remote keyboard and a mouse that came with the Acer were a must, but once it was all in place, this remote filled in just the right spot for daily control of the visually stunning Audio/Video portals to the Internet.
Lastly, the power button has a similar effect on the Acer as any remote has on a TV, DVD, Cable Box etc. Pressing it puts the Acer into a Sleep mode, and back on, all from the comfort of the couch.

Remember to define in Windows 'Button action' = placing the Acer to Sleep!! - otherwise clicking the remote may just do a 'shutdown' and you then have to push the actual physical button on the Acer to turn it back on, which is not what we want...
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