View Full Version : Anyone using a 2.4 Ghz remote?

October 1st, 2009, 04:18 AM
Hi All,

I have a couple of front-ends that are not in the same rooms as the TV's they are feeding. I have been using 2.4GHz keyboards with both with good success. This keyboard (http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=32227&vpn=HTPCKB-S&manufacture=NMedia%20System) came with a remote that I have not attempted to try and set up yet, the problem is the keyboard will no longer connect to the receiver. So if there is no or little hope of getting it to work I will replace it with something else. If there is a chance of getting it to work that is great as I like the keyboard much better than my other one. (http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=16760&vpn=9019URF&manufacture=BTC) Please share your success stories, or your lack there of with me, as well as any product recommendations.


October 1st, 2009, 05:25 AM
Well through troubleshooting my connection issue I discovered that my remote does indeed function with no setup what so ever, I had half heartedly tried previously but nothing happened. tonight I discovered why, someone had stolen one of my batteries.
More good news is that one of my brand new batteries in my keyboard was also dead. another four new ones in and it works perfectly again. I also have to give kudos to the customer support at nmediapc, I had a response from them two minutes after I sent them an email, this was an hour+ after posted closing time. I haven't had a response from anyone that fast ever.


October 1st, 2009, 06:37 AM
Sneaky batteries but sneakier person who stole them! Glad it working now.

I'm not using a 2.4 ghz remote, but I am using a USB IR receiver (picture (http://registration.hauppauge.com/webstore/images/mc_remote_medium.jpg)) that came as a kit with my hauppauge HVR-1600. Though it works very well, I've stopped using the MCE remote that came bundled with it since I was able to use the receiver with my trusty Radioshack 15-2116.

The receiver looks to be like the standard for many MCE and MCE-like remotes and has 2 sockets on the back for IR blasters. I really like the fact that the receiver has a red light that responds to almost any IR signal that comes its way. It lets me know when the batteries need replacing.