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Has anyone seen any software like this
http://www.touchuserinterface.com/20...windows-7.html
that is available for use on a HTPC.

I'm thinking this is going to be a feature (perhaps in win8??) that will turn any system into a virtual multi-touch controllable system.

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Has anyone seen any software like this
http://www.touchuserinterface.com/20...windows-7.html
that is available for use on a HTPC.

I'm thinking this is going to be a feature (perhaps in win8??) that will turn any system into a virtual multi-touch controllable system.

Hmmm that would be kind of useful I guess
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it has the appeal of no remote to lose, hand gestures to control your htpc from (hopefully) anywhere in the room.

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great idea, maybe once the kinect drop in price..
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great idea, maybe once the kinect drop in price..
it's already cheaper than a Logitech Harmony One.
Relatively speaking, it seems like an incredibly low price for the amount of tech.
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Sounds good in theory...until you have to remind guests to sit still and not move their hands while watching a movie
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Asus is coming up with a kinect kind of a gadget for HTPC's.
They announced it today at CES.


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"The device is made up of two Wavi boxes and a Xtion camera which fit on the top of your TV".

Really? These will fit on the top of my 2 1/2" thin TV?

Does any one actually put STBs on top of the S?

 

 

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Sounds good in theory...until you have to remind guests to sit still and not move their hands while watching a movie

I know (I think!) that this is a joke, but just in case anyone is confused... this is not a problem with the Kinect. The tech works pretty darn well (I have one for my Xbox), and some of the hack videos out there are pretty awesome.

Personally, I can't wait until I can hook a Kinect up to my MythTV box and ditch the remote.
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At CES, Ballmer announced that Netflix and Hulu Plus on XBOX360 will be controlled using hand gestures via Kinect. Refer to his keynote speech.
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Asus is coming up with a kinect kind of a gadget for HTPC's.
They announced it today at CES.

Thanks for the link, I think either Kinect or asus in the near future for me.

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I don't have enough posts to include the URL since I'm a longtime lurker, not poster.
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well, that sure didn't taske very long..

control XMBC or Media Center with a hand gestures....

i'm gonna have to try this.

http://code.google.com/p/kinemote/

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I know (I think!) that this is a joke, but just in case anyone is confused... this is not a problem with the Kinect. The tech works pretty darn well (I have one for my Xbox), and some of the hack videos out there are pretty awesome.

Personally, I can't wait until I can hook a Kinect up to my MythTV box and ditch the remote.

Yes and no.
I mean how would the system know to ignore someone else if they say stretched during a move? Is it calibrated for a single spot? I obviously don't have one, but maybe I'll stop by someone's house that does.

Is this really cool technology...h3ll yea! But I'm sure I could work faster and more efficiently with my remote...even touch screen at that. Plus, I would hate to keep my hands up and moving when I'm trying to be lazy on the couch scrolling through all my media.
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