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The only con that I have found is that the TV in the bedroom will not work with this remote, after scanning through all the codes. It did however program very easily to my Samsung television in the living room. The TV in the bedroom is a small / cheap Sylvania TV that we are going to be replacing anyway so I think that in the future it will end up doing what i need once I get a better television. For now, I bought the additional one for all remote with basic tv functionality (one of my other reviews) to go along with this since it was really cheap. Kind of clunky, but solves my problem.
The advantages to this controller are:
1. Lights up! You can see the buttons in the dark!
2. Windows Media Center button. Go right to WMC!
3. Range. This controller seems to have more power than the newer ones.
4. Cheap. Can be purchased cheaper than the newer controllers.
1. Big and bulky. Not for small hands. Doesn't really feel good in your hand but who cares! You don't sit there holding it.
2. White. I'm not a fan of white controllers but it's not a deal breaker.
Overall I find this controller to work better than the newer, smaller controller. Aesthetically it's not as nice looking and doesn't feel as good in your hand as the newer controller but it works better in almost every regard.
So I ran 50 feet of Cat 5E cable out of the router to another room where I have a 50" Panasonic HDTV with an XB360 attached via an HDMI cable. This works amazingly well. Who knew you could stream HDTV over a $10 CAT cable? I do now. You need to add the XBOX360 Media Center extender App on the XBOX360 and also on the PC with Media Center on it. I'm using Windows 7 Home 64 bit. Both of those apps are free for download. Picture quality is indistinguishable from OTA broadcasts.
What does all this have to do with a review of this remote? Well, I was using the standard XBOX360 game controller which is so clunky when watching any media on it. Anyone who has watched a DVD on the XBOX360 with the controller knows what I'm talking about. To fast-forward on almost any video you have to press the trigger buttons on the bottom of the game controller and this only allows you to advance 30 seconds at a time. This is very frustrating!
But with this remote you can easily FF or Rew 1, 2, or 4X on streamed video or directly select chapters on a DVD. I think a remote like this is essential for using an XBOX360 as a remote media center. You can remotely use the BOX360 to view programs (and the Guide) and set them to record or play back. Whatever clunkiness is involved with this configuration is more a problem with the design of the BOX360 than this remote. The XBOX360 stores nothing when using this setup. All the media is stored on the PC and is streamed through the CAT cable to your XBOX360. I have no hard drive in my game console.
So, for the money and convenience, I like this thing. One con is the range. I find it has to pointed directly at the XBOX360 and no more than 10 feet away. The remote is IR (Infrared = line of sight) and just not a real strong signal,