View Full Version : Media Centre infra-red

08-01-2008, 03:26 PM
Once I have upgraded this computer (parts are ordered, some on back order), I find myself in the somewhat familiar territory of what to do with the current mobo/cpu.

Have decided the possiblity exists to upgrade my fileserver/el-cheapo media centre with the newly-spare parts. Im also thinking of making it a reasonable system this time, and adding an infra-red so I can remotely play media etc.

Any ideas/recommendations for remotes/receivers?

Linux compat preferable, but I will check that out

08-01-2008, 03:33 PM
Good old MS (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=908) one is pretty good.
Pretty sure it works with Linux.

08-01-2008, 04:04 PM
Almost any remote will work - LIRC can be trained to work with any set of remote signals your receiver can see.

There are several options for receivers, the cheapest being to build your own (around $15, connects to the serial port). The second-gen MCE receivers (and remotes) are also excellent.