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Logi Apprentice
Another_User
Posts: 224
Registered: ‎01-30-2007

Control PC with Harmony

Hi! I'm making a media center and I need to install a remote control to the pc. Can I do this with harmony? How? Is possible to use with bluetooth and not IR? Thanks :smileyhappy:
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hhatkin
Posts: 15,538
Registered: ‎02-08-2008

Re: Control PC with Harmony

Hi. Not bluetooth but if you can get IR control Harmonys can copy it.
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Another_User
Posts: 224
Registered: ‎01-30-2007

Re: Control PC with Harmony

but i need an IR receiver for the pc, doesn't?

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hhatkin
Posts: 15,538
Registered: ‎02-08-2008

Re: Control PC with Harmony

Yes, various types are available.
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Ytsejamer1
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎12-06-2008

Re: Control PC with Harmony

Yes...i just put my Media Center Remote into my device list...MS-1039 I think was the label I picked for it.  I have basic functionality with the Harmony, but it's nice to have a few good options in the harmony to control a few things.  It will put the PC to sleep no problem, but on waking it needs a password.  Sometimes, you just need a mouse and keyboard! :smileyhappy:  I use Gyration wireless mouse and kb for my media PC.  It works out awesome because I can go upstairs with it and control the apps on my upstairs tv with those devices...the receiver is downstairs hooked via USB.

 

As for the Media Center IR...yeah, hopefully you can find a cheap OEM media center remote and receiver.  I paid around $39 for it.  But it does work well with my Harmony 880.

HT1 - Harmony 550:
TV - Sharp AQUOS LC-42D85U
DVD - Oppo Digital DV-980H
AVR - Pioneer VSX-516
Tuner - DirecTV H-21

HT2 - Harmony 880:
TV - Sharp AQUOS LC-42D85U
DVD - Oppo Digital DV-970HD
AVR - Magnavox MFX-450
Tuner - DirecTV H-21
VCR - (HA!) Sanyo VHR-H38
DVDR - Panasonic DMR-ES20
HDMI - CE-Link HSW-0301
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bevhoward
Posts: 1,300
Registered: ‎07-14-2007

Re: Control PC with Harmony

More details on the mce remote and harmony can be found here.

 

Beverly Howard