- Brand Name: Ortek
- Model Number: VRC-1100
- Item Package Quantity: 1
Other Sellers on Amazon
CE Compass Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE HTPC PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition
|Price:||$17.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and .
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- 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
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!!
I used a batch file available here [...] to set up that green start button to fire up xbmc instead of ms media center since that wasn't working. One or two keys I adjusted with keyboard.xml (a quick google for that and xbmc should point you in the right direction) and it is working flawlessly. I can power up my nettop from sleep, open up xbmc, use it, shut down xbmc, and send the nettop back to sleep without touching anything but this remote and my minimal adjustments discussed above.
Doesn't really get any better than that...
I would recommend a backup usb keyboard/mouse and a primary wireless keyboard/trackball combo for general usage of the htpc - though this remote can easily move the mouse and click for occasional stuff. And amazon prime and a great price make this a wonderful value.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No programming instructions. Only works for the computer, can't program it to work my sound system or TV.Published 16 hours ago by Robert R.
Everyday Primer No BS Review
* Its Cheap
* Easy to use
* Buttons have nice feel, Remote has sturdy build and feel to it. Read more
Prompt delivery - product as described. Plugged in USB IRreceiver, put batteries in remote. Win7 with Media Center installed. Remote works great from across the room.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Five years later still works perfectly. I use it heavily as my main controller for my Kodi/XBMC HTPC. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jh
Plugged this into my tiny Xi3 Micro-PC running Windows 7 Pro, it worked right away, no issues. I installed Kodi on the system and the remote worked perfectly without problems! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey Dore
Works perfect with Kodi. I have been using a cheap wireless keyboard that only works when it wants, but this one works every time. Easy to use and has all the functions I need.Published 2 months ago by Mark W
This is the first media center controller I have ever used. So I have nothing to compare it too. I really liked this controller. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SnowOwl