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Old 01-11-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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What is the best USB based Ir remote control for a Linux HTPC?


I recently acquired one of the new Acer nettops to have an HTPC in my living room running XBMC - basically because my Gen1 Xbox just canīt handle HD and 264 encoded content.

It works great, upscaling being the best thing about the upgrade. But I donīt have a proper remote control to operate it with; I know that Logitechīs Harmony models are great, and are on my to check list... but I wanted some ideas from the community... What option(s) works best? (Specially keeping a budget)

Thanks in advance...
Old 01-12-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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I use these:

They present as a keyboard or mouse with a toggle button to switch between keyboard or mouse mode. I use them in two different rooms to run XBMC on Slackware-13.0 in KDE4. They work perfectly, cost very little and there is 0 configuration required, just plug in and go.


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