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Best HTPC / Media Software & Remote?

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I am thinking of using my current PC as a HTPC / Media Centre. PC is pretty well specced, and running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

What is the best software to use? I know there is Windows media centre, but i'm sure there must be better ones out there.

Can anyone recommend a good remote? It will need to be operated between 5-10 ft away, and I assume would need some sort of analog stick for moving the cursor.

Thanks.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
I'd stay with W7 Ultimate personally as it comes with the Media centre component as standard.

An official MCE remote would be the best in my experience.
#2
are the MCE remotes ir or rf?
1 Like #3
I use media portal on Win7 - it's open source [URL="www.team-mediaportal.com"]www.team-mediaportal.com[/URL]

For a remote I use a Logitech diNovo Mini http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/3848&cl=us,en

There are plenty of vids on youtube of the media portal software in action - the best skin seems to be the streamed MP skin - thats what I liked the best anyway & there are youtube vids showing that skin too.
1 Like #4
ive recently adopted xbmc into my life and i adore it, im constantly messing with it and its a joy to use visually, i use the iphone app as a remote!
#5
Thanks all, having a look into the above ones mentioned. Rep left.

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