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    There are actually a number of different remotes referred to as MCE Remote. They basically function the same, but have different buttons available.

    The MCE Remote is provided with MCE Editions of Windows. Other manufacturers have also provided their own versions. 

     

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    Version
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    2
    2
    2
    2
    2
    2
    2
    Model
     
    1039
    1039
    1039
    Hauppauge PVR- kit
    1069/335(UK/AU)
    RC1974506/00
    1019:0f38 Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS)
    Features
    Backlight

    Backlight, Ergonomic/ Balanced

    Backlight, Ergonomic/ Balanced, no colored buttons
    Backlight, Ergonomic/ Balanced, no TV Power button, Grey market
    "My" Buttons
    Uses mceusb2 lircd.conf
    Uses mceusb2 lircd.conf
    Two rows (8) of jump buttons
    Rating
    ?/5
    5/5
    4/5
    ?/5
    ?/5
    ?/5
    ?/5
    ?/5

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    Technical Specifications

    MicroSoft MCE Remote Homepage

    MCE 2005 remote

    • Interface: USB compatible receiver
    • Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows MCE, Windows Vista
    • Wireless platform: 36 KHz infrared RC6 and MCIR
    • Wireless range: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
    • Battery type: 2 AA alkaline batteries (included)
    • Battery life: 6 months typical
    • Three freely programmable buttons
    • Illuminated buttons

    Vista MCE remote

    • Interface: USB compatible receiver
    • Operating systems: Windows Vista
    • Wireless platform: 36 KHz infrared RC6 and MCIR
    • Wireless range: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
    • Battery type: 2 AA alkaline batteries (included)
    • Battery life: 6 months typical

    Drivers

    Windows XP Home Edition - MCE2005 Remote

    If you want to use your MCE2005 Remote with Windows XP Home, you will find the necessary drivers in the Downloads Repository Archive.

    Windows XP Professional - MCE2005 Remote

    The drivers needed are already included after the installation.

    Just plug in the receiver and enjoy 

    If you need MCE keyboard to work update the driver from the Downloads Repository Archive.

    Windows Vista - MCE2005 Remote OR Vista MCE Remote

    In Windows Vista the drivers are already included as well.

    MediaPortal Configuration

    Tips & Tricks

    Remote suddenly stops working

    Every now and then it could happen, that the MCE remote suddenly stops working.

    Which means that the backlight of the buttons is no longer working and it is not sending commands anymore.

    When this happens, then either the batteries are empty or the remote has gone nuts.

    One simple solution:

    • Remove the batteries for a few minutes, then insert them again. This will reset the remote.
    • If it is still not working, then try to replace the batteries with new ones. 

    Testimonials

    flokel

    To put it short: I simply love this device.

    Thanks to the programmable buttons (see manual for instructions) I need only one remote to turn on my tv, navigate within MediaPortal and adjust the volume on my amplifier.

    infinityloop

    I love this remote!

    Its cheap, it looks nice and its working damn fine!




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