I recently purchased the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 and love it. I am thinking about buying Vista for its great MCE capabilities, but wasn't sure how I'd be able to control it via a remote. Can the included Hauppauge remote control Vista MCE (i..e. play/pause, menu, etc)? If not, what remotes do people prefer? I do have a USB-UIRT but I don't think Girder supports Vista yet so I was wondering what my other options might be.
What remotes can control Vista MCE?
I believe there's some ways to get the Hauppauge remote to work with MCE, but it takes a lil effort.
For the easiest solution, check out the Philips/Microsoft MCE Remote, which can be had for around $35 at Newegg, and works fine. If you're patient, there will be some nice (more expensive Vista Sideshow remotes coming out soon as well)
I know this doesn't apply to you Lehigh, but if anyone ever needs them, I manually snagged all the IR codes from an MCE remote a long while ago and have them for any Universal Remote Control branded remotes.
Are you running a JP1 remote? if so, goto the yahoo jp1 repository and grab the MCE definition file for your URC remote. Google for Jp1.
Sorry I didn't see that. Let me know if you still need help. I know I've got them in a backed up file from several MX-3000 installs, I just need to export the codes. If not, I will make you one fresh.