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#1
I have an acer 3610 running on ubuntu 9.10 and xbmc full install. I want for my 4 year old to be able to use a simple remote to control xbmc. what remotes do you recommend?
ATV1 with crystalbuntu (12.2 frodo) as main theater. Theater remote URC MX-810, droidx with xbmc remote, or transformer tf101 with YATSE. 3 x ATV2 (V12.2 frodo).

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#2
Wouldn't be a bad idea for a senior either. Anybody?
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#3
I'm a fan of the Logitech Harmony remotes myself. Pricey, but my daughter could run my home theater system at age 6.
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#4
Isnt that remote have alot of buttons?
ATV1 with crystalbuntu (12.2 frodo) as main theater. Theater remote URC MX-810, droidx with xbmc remote, or transformer tf101 with YATSE. 3 x ATV2 (V12.2 frodo).

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Protecto 4 from One4All.
at least it is shock-proof (and quite cheap)
http://www.xbmcnerds.com - german xbmc community
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#6
hmm what about something like this? could this be programmed to use via xbmc? this looks perfect!

weemote dV (Digital Video)
http://www.weemote.com/weedvlm.html

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this looks promising

weemote dV also features “full learning technology” for all user controls. This means that even if your DVD device is not supported in our library or you want to use Weemote dV with a different device such as a TiVo system, it’s easy! Just take your existing remote control unit, push it’s buttons while pointing it directly at the weemote dV. The weemote dV automatically learns the commands and will faithfully reproduce any button for any device you wish to control!

Just read that macros are not supported on this remote however on the other weemote 3 it is. that bites as it would be great to have my little one press one button to turn on the projector and avr and have xbmc start up automatically and then just navigate. But this remote does not do it. You have to have the devices on as there is no power button. *shucks*
ATV1 with crystalbuntu (12.2 frodo) as main theater. Theater remote URC MX-810, droidx with xbmc remote, or transformer tf101 with YATSE. 3 x ATV2 (V12.2 frodo).

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#7
What about the Apple Remote? It suits small hands and is nice and simple. Think it works with XBMC pretty well....although I have not tried it, I use a harmony normally. Will take mine home and try with XBMC Live tonight...
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#8
bossanova808 Wrote:What about the Apple Remote? It suits small hands and is nice and simple. Think it works with XBMC pretty well....although I have not tried it, I use a harmony normally. Will take mine home and try with XBMC Live tonight...

which remote are you referring to? model? pic? etc.. also what where your findings? did it work with live?
ATV1 with crystalbuntu (12.2 frodo) as main theater. Theater remote URC MX-810, droidx with xbmc remote, or transformer tf101 with YATSE. 3 x ATV2 (V12.2 frodo).

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#9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Remote

I have the new smaller one....

I'll try it tonight and let you know....(I'm in Australia so it's afternoon here.)
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#10
I love australia. visited brisbane about 2 years ago and loved it. let me know how it works. thanks
ATV1 with crystalbuntu (12.2 frodo) as main theater. Theater remote URC MX-810, droidx with xbmc remote, or transformer tf101 with YATSE. 3 x ATV2 (V12.2 frodo).

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#11
Well, it didn't work with Live out of the box, but I am pretty sure it's just a case of the correct LIRC file. I actually worked out mine is the older one (small, white) and the new oned are a bit bigger and silver.

I won't have time in the short term to play with it, we're in the middle of a bit of a house renovation right now, so my muck about time is very limited. If you search the forums here you will find a lot of references to it, although mainly with the Mac Mini. I can see my IR Receiver lighting up when I click the buttons, so I am sure it's jsut a case of mapping the buttons to the right XBMC commands....

Good luck!
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#12
I don't know what "MC 14" is, but you should know if you add a "Plex" device to your Harmony, then you can take avantage os the OSX XBMC'x great Harmony support!
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