Help, Looking for Remote for PC

  TCstr8 13:11 05 Sep 2007

I'm looking for a Remote for my PC that will allow me to shutdown computer, open Windows Media Player (or similar media player), pause/rewind/fastforward/stop/play media, and also allow me to control other electronics, TV, DVD, Stereo, etc, etc.

I don't know if such a remote exists but would like everyones opinions on it. Thanks in advance for the assistance.

  A-Nonymous 13:30 05 Sep 2007

It depends what version of Windows you are using. There is a remote but I believe that it will only function with XP Media Center 2005.

What version of Windows are you using?

  al7478 14:12 05 Sep 2007

im sorry i dont remember where i heard this but logitech now have a mouse that doubles as a remote. i saw a picture in some magazine. might be worth investigating.

  tullie 14:14 05 Sep 2007

Try the mouse one click and Bingo! things stop or turn off.

  al7478 14:17 05 Sep 2007
  Seth Haniel 14:19 05 Sep 2007

and remote control from ALDI last year for £5 (half price sale) can be programed to any of the windows key presses for winamp - mediaplayer etc

  al7478 14:57 05 Sep 2007

incidentally, has anyone ever used a logitech mulipurpose remote for media centre?

your device sounds interesting, Seth Haniel.

  Seth Haniel 08:28 06 Sep 2007

click here

but shop around

  al7478 13:43 06 Sep 2007

thanks seth, amazon have it!

  al7478 13:48 06 Sep 2007

does it work with desktops aswell as laptops? most things ive read about it (not much, i admit) refer to laptops a lot...?

  al7478 16:46 10 Sep 2007

Sorry to bump this, i just didnt want to email someone personally without their agreement.

Anyway, im hoping seth haniel will notice this, or someone who has experience with the same remote.

i recieved this gizmo recently and it works...but not really. the button to turn the volume down, makes it go up, and the one that makes it go up, doesnt do anything at all, and its mainly for the volume control that i want it.

any advice?

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