Cyberlink Remote Control + USB Receiver only £5.99 delivered @ Play
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Cyberlink Remote Control + USB Receiver only £5.99 delivered @ Play

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Found 4th Feb 2009
This remote enables you to control your popular media centre programs on your pc or laptop up to 10ft away.
Compatible with:
Windows Media Center
PowerDVD 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 (all versions)
PowerCinema 4.0
Comes With:
Batteries
Infra-red Receiver that plugs into the USB port
Sit back, relax, and enjoy digital entertainment from up to 10 feet away in total comfort

Complete operational control of PowerCinema without mouse nor keyboard

Power On/Off button to start and turn off PowerCinema instantly

Fast and easy USB plug-and-play installation

Upgrade PowerCinema from a PC application to a living room entertainment center

9 Comments

Thats the original price so not a deal

http://images.play.com/covers/6372024x.jpg

no good your better off using a mouse, as you will be so far from the screen you cannt see what is happening

cold

I wasn't expecting much, and that's pretty much what I got :-) The remote is okay, but only a few of the basic buttons work on my setup. I've tried it against XBMC and MediaPortal and only get the cursor + numeric + a few other keys to work.

Checking what is being received on the PC using an app called CheckScanCode showed that buttons (like Play and any of the media-type buttons) don't even register. I guess they're being intercepted different. That means that you can't map them up in whatever app you're using.

It's a shame there is no driver software or anything to help map up these other buttons in any way (unless anyone knows of some s/w?).

Other people are reporting that all buttons work, but out of the box they definitely don't for me with XBMC or Media Portal (even in HID mode). That's on Win XP SP3.

In the end I remapped numeric keys to functions such as play, pause, etc. Not ideal, but acceptable

REVIEW NOT GOOD

Original Poster

Fanimal;4286306

Thats the original price so not a deal


1000's of people havn't seen it but i'm making them aware, cheap price but because it's not reduced its not deal?:? Shall we just delete all the poundland deals then.

I believe unless you are using Vista media centre or Cyberlink PowerDVD you will not get many buttons to actually work.

However its a great budget priced remote control if you have one of the internal bluray/HDDVD drives and use PowerDVD to watch the films with as it allows you to control that just fine.

I got mine for £4.79 off ebay and for that price it is great for what I use/wanted it for.

will it work with a ps3?

Fanimal;4286361

REVIEW NOT GOOD



Strangely you seem to have omitted the only USEFUL review, outlining the method to get it to work, in answer to the posts you do quote, on using Melloware's Intelliremote (free) software!

Not for everyone, maybe, but this appears to offer all sorts of remapping of buttons to suit, and for 6 quid, well, it's not a very big risk!

It should be of great interest to the masses of Logitech harmony fan-boys on here too, as a quick scan of the Intelliremote forums suggest ways of getting that to use the remapped remote control then using it to set up the Harmony too!

All of it a bit of a drag to me, but if you can be bothered to set up a Harmony, this should be a joy!

Fanimal;4286361

I wasn't expecting much, and that's pretty much what I got :-) The remote … I wasn't expecting much, and that's pretty much what I got :-) The remote is okay, but only a few of the basic buttons work on my setup. I've tried it against XBMC and MediaPortal and only get the cursor + numeric + a few other keys to work. Checking what is being received on the PC using an app called CheckScanCode showed that buttons (like Play and any of the media-type buttons) don't even register. I guess they're being intercepted different. That means that you can't map them up in whatever app you're using. It's a shame there is no driver software or anything to help map up these other buttons in any way (unless anyone knows of some s/w?). Other people are reporting that all buttons work, but out of the box they definitely don't for me with XBMC or Media Portal (even in HID mode). That's on Win XP SP3. In the end I remapped numeric keys to functions such as play, pause, etc. Not ideal, but acceptable REVIEW NOT GOOD



I have one of these and I'm going to replace it - only because the IR range on mine is shoddy as hell. But to help you if you are struggling....PM me if this is still a problem. I can't be bothered typing it here because I fear no-one is tracking this thread anymore All buttons do work and are generic HID....there's a surprising twist to it.
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