you’re setting up a multimedia pc that you plan on hooking up to your TV and stereo,
there are two very important decisions that you must make.
1. What type of video card are you going to purchase for it? 2. Does it come with a remote? Let’s face it, the days of making your kids change the channel for you are long over. We need remotes! And unless you’re planning on picking up an ATI All-In-Wonder (which comes with a great remote), you’re going to have to start thinking seriously about what you’re going to do. Might I suggest the Creative Infra (PC-DVD) Remote Control. I got to test this remote out, and was fairly impressed with how it performed… not to mention its looks.
..For those looking for an inexpensive solution, you cannot get much better than the Creative (PC-DVD) Remote Control. The remote worked great right out of the box without much tinkering. For those who want more out of it, programmable functions abound in the Remote Selector application. Plus, the ability to expand the software bundle via other open source applications means that you can customize the remote, and make it do what you want it to do. The distance was excellent, although as always, IR is limited by line of sight. The ability to use keyboard emulation and mouse functions is also a great addition, however a little more speed is needed for the mouse movement.
Creative Labs PC-DVD Multimedia Infrared Remote Control Review
Published in: Peripherals on 2004-02-10