I've got the creative remote reciever which i got from compgeeks.com for $7 and I got a new ps2 remote today.. it works as a universal remote as well.

The remote seems nicely compatible with the reciever.. so if you want to have multiple devices (the remote supports up to 6) and you already have the creative reciever then you can pick this remote up for $15

together the remote and the reciever (which came with it's own credit card sized remote) cost me $22.

I know you can get the IRman, just thought I'd through this out there though. I've been using the creative remote, it works great.. everytime I see a new remote I test it with the reciever to see if it works.. this time I struck pretty good.

When I setup my htpc this remote will be a great asset.