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    This guy has got quite a bargain on his site! Check it out. here

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    I got that remote on eBay for $5...
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    Be warned: That is based on the Packard Bell Fast Media Remote. Those things are total pieces of crap. I have one, and it was hell getting it to work.
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    not pnly are they crap, but those remote are huge
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    How ugly! just break down and get an IRMan
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    I agree, the remote is huge & ugly, whoever designed that deserves to be hit over the head with it repeatedly. The receiver is all right though, and it can be trained for any other remote. Kind of tricky to set up under Windows, but under Linux (with lirc), it was a breeze... so, seeing as how I don't use Windows, I think I got a bargain for $5.
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    Jogdial volume control, Sony joystick, IR remote...
    Used to be the fastest Linux on the road, until all these NOS types came along...

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    disclosure: The link mentioned above is my site.

    > I got that remote on eBay for $5...

    And how much did you pay for shipping? What was your total out the door price?

    > Kind of tricky to set up under Windows

    It all depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend. WinLIRC which is a Windows port of LIRC is setup very easily for WinAmp use only. If you want more functionality, you can use Girder, uICE, or IRAssistant, which are all free. Those programs allow you to fully control your computer. You can auto-shutdown, etc. If you want an easy solution, buy W-I-R-C available from zorxx.com.

    My brother has a DVD/MP3 setup in his car using the PB Remote and WIRC setup.

    > it can be trained for any other remote

    And like OMS said, any IR remote can be used instead of the Packard Bell. You can use your favorite TV remote if you want.

    But personally, I find the bigger remote easier to use when I'm driving. Its easier to change playlists or songs. But for home use, I have a small JVC remote that I use instead.

    [ 07-18-2001: Message edited by: sun818 ]

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    Originally posted by sun818:
    <STRONG> any IR remote can be used instead of the Packard Bell. You can use your favorite TV remote if you want.
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    I think this could be an alternative to Irman ($5 instead of $35) since it works with any other remotes. I wonder if Irassistant is compatible?
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    > I wonder if Irassistant is compatible

    YES

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    Are you really serious that any remote will work with this sucker???? If so, i am going to pay my uncle a visit
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