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Microsoft Remote Control /W USB Receiver OEM for Windows XP Media Center Edition (with System Only)

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   Shipping Weight:   3 lbs
   Part #: A9O-00007

Features    [ Edit | History ]

Feel right at home by using familiar, intuitive controls for all their digital entertainment experiences. The remote control sends command information to the connected infrared (IR) sensor from up to 20 feet away.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Remote Control and Receiver for Media Center
  • Infrared Receiver
  • 2 Infrared Emitters
  • 3 manuals
  • 3 Remote/IR Receiver sets. Each Remote/IR Receiver set includes 2 IR emitters and 2 AA batteries.
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Wireless Technology Infrared
Compatible Devices TV Media Center PC
Number of Controllable Devices 2

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Battery Information  
     Battery Size: AA
     Number of Batteries: 2
General Information  
     Brand Name: Microsoft
     Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: A9O-00007
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 3
     Product Name: Remote Control and Receiver for Media Center
     Product Type: Device Remote Control
     USB: Yes
     Additional Information:
  • Record selected television programs.
  • Play selected media.
  • Replay jumps recorded TV back seven seconds, or jumps back one music track or one DVD chapter.
  • Pause audio, video, a slide show, or live or recorded TV.
  • Backlit buttons glow for easy use in the dark.
  • Start launches the Media Center Start menu:
  • My Videos accesses your video collection.
  • My Music accesses your music collection.
  • My TV opens the TV menu.
  • My Pictures accesses your photo collection.
  • Guide opens TV Program Guide to display available channels and programs.
  • Live TV launches full-screen live TV.


  • USB IR Receiver

     Package Contents:
  • Remote Control and Receiver for Media Center
  • Infrared Receiver
  • 2 Infrared Emitters
  • 3 manuals
  • 3 Remote/IR Receiver sets. Each Remote/IR Receiver set includes 2 IR emitters and 2 AA batteries.

     System Requirements:
  • Media Center PC running Windows XP Media Center Edition

Technical Information  
     Compatible Devices: TV
Media Center PC
     Number of Controllable Devices: 2
     Wireless Technology: Infrared
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Experience: 90 Days
 Verified Owner
Cheap, IR blaster
Microsoft branded
Reality.. it's cheap.. has both a usb receiver and IR blaster attachments.. even comes with batteries. Works nicely in linux (mythtv / LinuxMCE)... and can be price matched to get it even cheaper.

Weakness? it's labeled as Microsoft sadly... though it's just a re-branding of another product

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
+2 IR Blasters
+Good range
+Glowie Buttons
Bought this because i needed the IR blasters to control my cable box under MCE. Worked like a charm. The ir blasters(2 included) them selves flash(red) when they work so it is easy to see it is plugged in right and the right port is selected. This remote works on XP Pro, XP MCE, Vista and XP Home(with a driver off the net, or from the MCE machine).

I have a slight worry over if the glowie buttons will wear with use, but since i mostly let the computer change channels without the remote it will not be a problem for me.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Great remote for a great price with good layout
None so far
While having a keyboard like a Dinovo Edge is great to control a HTPC, it's a bit cumbersome for casual viewing so a remote is a good thing to get. The remote include everything you need to control a set top box with a couple of IR blasters and with Vista Media Center, it's a breeze to setup and to use it (it's like a perfect marriage).

Experience: 9 Days
 Verified Owner
Works great, does what it's supposed to!
Works perfectly with Windows XP Pro. SP2, very easy to setup. I don't use the remote directly, I used it to teach commands to my Harmony remote, and everything works very well. I set up my old PC as an HTPC, running Media Portal, and have been exceedingly happy ever since!

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
-Exceptional responsiveness
-Great feel
-IR blasters and receiver work flawlessly (very long wires too)
-Cheap as heck
Excellent remote and an absolute must-have for any media center computer.

Keys can be reprogrammed and all major features can be used from it.

IR receiver has ridicu-long cable, which is fantastic. A small led illuminates in the receiver when a command is received, giving good visual feedback. Remote range is exceptional and it is super-responsive.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
- Microsoft branded so you're ensured of Windows XP MCE 2005, Vista MCE and onwards compability
- Includes IR blasters
- Green backlit remote control unit
I only wanted to use the IR transceiver for use with my new Harmony 550 and HTPC setup. Plug 'n' Play under Windows XP MCE 2005 and Vista. The package includes two IR blasters, but I haven't got a chance to test them out since the Harmony is taking care of all of my devices. The ergonomically shaped remote unit itself feels good in hands, again won't be using it as much, though. Very satisfied with the quality and price. Will probably buy again for another HTPC which I'll be setting up soon

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
nice shape and weight
excellent range for an IR remote
comes with long USB cable
works with Vista
IR (see below)
This is a must-have for Windows Media Center users. I just want to point out that this is an IR remote, so you need to have (mostly) visual sight of the receiver for the remote to work. Granted the reciever has an amazing range. If your computer and TV are in the same room then this purchase is a no-brainer.

In my case though, my computer and TV are in different rooms. I had to buy extension USB cables to get the receiver within the same room as my TV. For people in the same boat as me, I'd recommend getting an RF remote instead (such as the Moneual ones) That way you don't have unsightly cables. There is a big cost delta though.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Quick Install
Nice Look
With this remote control, your media center will become so easy to use! Even my mom could use it! The remote look very nice it as a back light when you push a bottom, you can configure some bottom too. One of my favorite is the Power PC bottom, it does not turn the PC off but put it into standby mode, that nice because it wake up faster. I recommend this Media Center Remote Control to everyone.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
work with xp home and open-source media center: media portal
could be slimmer
just got it today and set it up to work on my xp home very easily. just install the driver and it works perfectly.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Nice feel
Nice look
Wish is had a key that would minimize Media Centre
Does everthing a remote should. It looks really noce and I love that it's designed specifically for media centre. I've had no problems with range at all or signal problems.

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Messages about Microsoft Remote Control /W USB Receiver OEM for Windows XP Media Center Edition (with System Only)

Just bought this for Vista Ultimate X64 (ddrolet- Aug 20, 08, 0 Replies) Read this message
MediaPortal - Shaw (or) Expressvu & MCE Remote (Roger D- May 26, 08, 0 Replies) Read this message
Works with MythTV on Linux (Andreas_D- Mar 16, 08, 1 Replies) Read this message
capabilities? (braemar- Feb 17, 08, 2 Replies) Read this message
Works perfectly with Harmony remote (Jazz- Jan 07, 08, 2 Replies) Read this message
They're awesome! (Trevor_B- Sep 19, 07, 1 Replies) Read this message
What is an IR Blaster? (Spaceman-Spiff- Jun 29, 07, 1 Replies) Read this message
Does this work with Vista (Christian_G- May 04, 07, 7 Replies) Read this message
MCE Remote can work with XP SP2 ! (Allan_S- Nov 02, 06, 1 Replies) Read this message
Will this remote work with MCE 2002? (mashley- Oct 30, 06, 0 Replies) Read this message
MCE remote (brian_b- Sep 25, 06, 2 Replies) Read this message
IR Blaster (Erik_H- Aug 23, 06, 0 Replies) Read this message
IR Blaster? (Steve_H- Jun 03, 06, 1 Replies) Read this message
Windows Vista MCE Compatible? (Truce- May 29, 06, 4 Replies) Read this message
How to program the remote to control Shaw HD cable (Clinton C- Apr 12, 06, 2 Replies) Read this message

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Comment: review on the Windows XP Media Center.
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