Hey all - I have an Intel Duo Core Desktop with 4gb RAM, 1TB HD, Tons of USB and Firewire inputs that I built awhile back to do some basic video editing but I tend to use my other machine to do everything so instead of letting it go to waste I want to convert it to a HTPC for browsing on my HDTV. My main question is - What can I use as a remote control to control things like rew/FF/pause, etc? Is the Microsoft Remote Control & Receiver for Media Center good for this or will it limit me? What else would I need to do the things I want which are
Watch Rips of my DVD's Xvid, etc
Watch BluRay discs from my Lite-on drive coming from Newegg
Listen to my music
Browse the web/Email
Possibly do Skype
I guess it would just be nice to navigate a little bit with a remote but am not sure if that is possible - thanks for any advice!
By the way - At the moment I am fine with my cable provided HD DVR but I wouldn't mind adding the capability of a dvr in the future. Is this all possible with this machine?