Gyration Media Center Universal learning Remote available at tigerdirect.com

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Gyration Media Center Universal learning Remote available at tigerdirect.com

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2340195&CatId=358

I got one mid January.  GREAT product for media center if you like Gyration technology.  I do.

Only one flaw to date:  Will not learn to turn my Yamaha reciever volume up and down.  Turns EVERYTHING on and off, controls PC volume, but will not control the reciever volume.

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ok, i was gonna blog about this, but i figured i'd just post here. This product is the EPITOMY of a company being ridiculous about their distribution model. When this first came out, the only way you could get it was by buying a Dell MCE, or by buying in bulk from Gyration.

When it came out, XP MCE was still your only choice, and it was a great remote. Awesome technology, stylish design, simple yet effective.

Scroll through time, and what is it now? Still a cool remote, but not NEARLY as easy a decision as before. With all the new Sideshow compatible remotes, who really wants to drop $110 on a remote before seeing the competition?

Just a note to companies, if you have a great product, you should forsee the competition & get AHEAD of them, not wait until they caught up.

Just my $0.02

Mike Garcen (shadymg) MissingRemote Editor-in-Chief Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP (formerly Media Center MVP) Twitter @mikegarcen MissingRemote on Facebook

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I can't vouch for their business models, but I will vouch for their products. I've used them a lot over the past three years or so. I've used them from office settings, to 10K' convention center settings, and they always work very well. My $.02 is that I would take one of these or any other good RF remote over a bluetooth or wifi remote any day.  (Don't get me started on Wifi garbage that was the Nevo)

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Yeah, but would you plop $110 on these TODAY, with Sideshow remotes in the shadows?

Mike Garcen (shadymg) MissingRemote Editor-in-Chief Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP (formerly Media Center MVP) Twitter @mikegarcen MissingRemote on Facebook

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While it's an awesome remote (from what I hear) I wouldn't go with it right now because of the Sideshow remotes about to hit the market. Especially if they're in the same price range. I'm not even using Vista right now either. lol

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Sideshow remotes only matter if you are using Vista - or plan to use it soon.  There's no real benefit from them otherwise (right?).  Not that I'm saying they wouldn't still be nice remotes, but you wouldn't be able to use the sideshow specific features.

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Thats the point, theres reason enough for me to get a Sideshow remote and upgrade to Vista for that feature.

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No news about availability in Europe ?  :-\

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