Personally for ease, I like the Mickeysoft Winblows MCE Remote. The IR Blaster is supported, not sure bout the blaster part. That reminds me, has anyone gotten the blaster to work with LinuxMCE, would be nice to not have to add another device. I have drivers to make it work, just never have used them. Anyways, it is a nice little remote for what it is. I have a Wii, so thinking of trying the Wiimote thing just to see what it is like.