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Need an WMC-compatible IR receiver

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:24 am
by essdeeay
I've upgraded my computer and the new one doesn't have built-in IR (as it's Windows 10 and not designed for WMC). Using this forum, I've got WMC working just fine, but I need a receiver for the remote.

Option A: Buy an WMC compatible IR receiver
Option B: Buy an WMC remote/receiver combo off ebay

I like the design of the remote I already have, so I only need a receiver, but lots of them seem to require programming. Are there any out there which will just work with the WMC remote? If I go for option B, will the IR receiver work with my existing WMC remote?

Many thanks,

Re: Need an WMC-compatible IR receiver

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:07 pm
by joelkirzner
Go on Ebay and just find a Microsoft receiver, like this one: ... SwG8tezhh7

The Microsoft receiver works with other universal remotes. I have a bunch working with several logitech harmony remotes perfectly.

You could also get a Flirc USB receiver that is more customizable, but I prefer the plain jane original microsoft receiver.

Which remote are you currently using?

Re: Need an WMC-compatible IR receiver

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:07 pm
by essdeeay
Thanks for your reply - I did actually end up going for something similar to what you suggested, but it's going to take a while to ship to the UK: ... 4782502088

I did see the Flirc USB receiver but was under the impression that it would need manual programming with all the buttons... unless it has a "Use MCE Remote" setting?

I've never seen another remote like the one I have, but it's about 90% similar to this: