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Infrared Remote Control For Computers

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computerfreak76

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im looking this type of device to use to control my mp3 and dvd players with a remote. does any of you use anything like this and if so how does it work for you and how much does it cost.

ive looked around a bit and found a few sites that offer this but i want personal opinions.
 
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gmagnuson

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I know that there is a product made by ATI -it is a video card that is called something like Radion 8500 DV it is supossed to have a remote control. Createive might have some thing simmliar for sound cards.
 
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JohnnyGreb

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Yes, the ATI RF Remote. It sells as part of the 8500DV Card. Or you can buy it seperately for around US$50 or so. However, it's kinda hard to find from what I can tell.

If you decide to get it (or anything else for that matter) get a program called uIce from http://www.mediatexx.com/
It enables you to use the remote outside the limitations of the ATI program. It's shareware, but well worth the $20. Without it, there's not a whole lot of customisation you can do, but with it, every button is programmable.

The remote is a Radio Freq type. The receiever is a little box with a wire hanging out of it, that (in my case) is on the floor behind my computer. From my testing, the remote works about a max of 15 - 20 feet away (even through walls). It's a bit large, and has a ton of buttons on it, but you can also control your mouse fairly easy with it if you want.
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Am I sounding like a saleman yet? :p

Here's a review: http://www.hytekcomputer.com/Reviews/ati/RemoteWonder/1.shtml

With the exception of the price, it's really a nice remote.

I use mine for WinAmp and WinDVD and it works flawlessly (with uIce).

-JG
 

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