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Half-man

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Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« on: October 30, 2007, 09:29:58 am »
hi, i need help to find a remote to my mce. 
i don't know what remote thats good..
whats the name om that they use in the "MCE" video?


thx for all the help i can get.    |Half-man|

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Re: Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 11:01:38 am »
The Hardware used in the video can be found here: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Video#Equipment_used_in_the_demo

The remote you refer to is from Fiire.
But there are many others that can be used as well...

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Re: Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 08:16:21 am »
Half-Man.  The best (cheapest, too) remote is the Gyration GYR3101US remote.  I just bought oneThere is an easy WIKI install.  Bought it from Circuit City for 36 bucks.

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008, 04:43:07 pm »
Half-Man.  The best (cheapest, too) remote is the Gyration GYR3101US remote.  I just bought oneThere is an easy WIKI install.  Bought it from Circuit City for 36 bucks.

$36!!!  This remote is $121.99 at tigerdirect.com!!! Nice!!  Check the link:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2855864&sku=G128-1044


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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008, 06:47:11 pm »
We currently do not have a complete mapping for the Gyration remote....

The Fiire remote that you saw in the video works perfectly, including follow me. you can get that from http://www.fiire.com/ .. well worth the money.

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Re: Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 07:17:00 am »
jvaughn - Check this link out: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Gyration-Universal-Remote-Control-for-PC-GYR3101US/sem/rpsm/oid/178884/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Yes, it is $36.

tschak909 is correct about the incomplete mapping.  The seems to be an issue with the PageUp and PageDown mapping, but I haven't missed those functions -- yet.
Maybe there are other buttons not mapped that I have yet to discover.  Still better than the WIImote and way cheaper than the fiire remote.

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 07:32:40 am »
We are working on full support of the Wiimote, as a first class device.

-Thom

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Re: Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 12:28:12 am »
jvaughn - Check this link out: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Gyration-Universal-Remote-Control-for-PC-GYR3101US/sem/rpsm/oid/178884/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Yes, it is $36.

tschak909 is correct about the incomplete mapping.  The seems to be an issue with the PageUp and PageDown mapping, but I haven't missed those functions -- yet.
Maybe there are other buttons not mapped that I have yet to discover.  Still better than the WIImote and way cheaper than the fiire remote.

pcbastard...check your pm, have a quick question for you, thanks.

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Re: Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 04:54:09 am »
Along this same line, do any of the Logitech Harmony remotes work well with LinuxMCE?  I am considering buying one and would like to use it for everything on my A/V rack.  Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 05:31:34 am »
you guys just don't get it...

you don't need the cluster-fuck of the Harmony remotes with LMCE, because if you properly set up LMCE with the IR emitters etc, you can control ALL The _AV_ gear... _ALL_ of it... and not need to hassle with flipping modes, everything is seamless across all the remotes and orbiters in the house!

*hmm*

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008, 10:15:17 pm »
Sweet!! i just bought the Gyration MCE remote from CircuitCity for $39 including tax and free shipping.  Can't get better than that!  You can't even find it for that price on ebay.

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Re: Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 04:05:43 am »
Half-Man.  The best (cheapest, too) remote is the Gyration GYR3101US remote.  I just bought oneThere is an easy WIKI install.  Bought it from Circuit City for 36 bucks.

boohoo. they don't ship to australia apparently.
anyone know where to buy one in australia, or with shipping to australia?

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2008, 01:15:18 am »
If you get stuck or it still works out worthwhile you can use
http://www.priceusa.com.au/

I used them to get a chumby (www.chumby.com) as they don't ship to Australia.
The service was good and I have no problem recommending them.

Regards
Darren

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Re: Linux mce remote, wher to buy?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2008, 06:37:01 pm »
Sweet!! i just bought the Gyration MCE remote from CircuitCity for $39 including tax and free shipping.  Can't get better than that!  You can't even find it for that price on ebay.

I've tried ordering this from the Circuit City web site today (Aug 2, 2008) and it says it's currently unavailable. hmm... day late, $1 short.  >:(