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Universal remote for both HTPC and external peripherals (i.e. receiver, bluray player, etc.)

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February 25, 2014 10:02:05 AM

Hello folks,

So I have been looking for universal remote that can be used with a computer (primarily XBMC, WMC optional) BUT can also be programmed to control a receiver or any other device separate from the HTPC. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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February 25, 2014 10:21:51 AM

Lgoitech harmony are the best all in one universal remotes. It's just find a PC dongle that is compatible with it.
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February 25, 2014 10:28:20 AM

I'm not entirely sure that the product you're looking for exists. I have seen remote controls for HTPCs like the one I have from Logitech: http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2008/09/12/logitech-dinovo-...

But that only covers the basic HTPC browsing functions that won't cover external peripherals.
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February 25, 2014 10:44:26 AM

Looks like the Harmony 650 can control a computer and any other external device. Rather pricey though at $80 :/  . I guess I'll have to suck it up :(  .
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February 25, 2014 11:00:55 AM

It can if you have a dongle for it. You need a compatible PC remote.

https://www.google.ca/#q=logitech+harmony+compatible+ht...

Read through some of those results and pick a good receiver compatbile with your OS and get the harmony. It is a nice device though. Got my roomie one for his Bday and now i'm jealous, i want one. l ol.
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