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snakyjake 03-27-2011 12:43 PM

I'm considering the Wesena ITX7 case with built-in IR. However, I don't like the remotes that come with the IR kit.

Will the internal IR receiver work with all Windows 7 remotes?
Or should I opt for a USB receiver instead?

I've read on the forums issues regarding iMon and other IR receivers. Not sure if that is a potential problem using Windows 7 (and future versions) or Linux.


anotheruserid 03-27-2011 01:10 PM


Built in infrared (IR) is huge bonus for the HTPC seeking to blend perfectly with other A/V components, so I was very pleased to find that that the ITX7 comes with an IR receiver. The sample did not come with a RC260 or RC153 remote supported by the receiver (an optional accessory) so without an easy way to train my Harmony I tried to drive it with a standard RC6 Media Center remote - which did work but only partially. Since the receiver does not fully emulate an eHome device not all of the buttons work (e.g. back does not go back) and some function in unexpected ways (e.g. page up/down are reversed), so after some frustration I ended up just replacing it with the Intel CIR receiver supported on the DH67CF motherboard.

snakyjake 03-27-2011 02:10 PM

Thanks for the info.

I'm a bit shocked that so many HTPC manufacturers have difficulty implementing an internal IR receiver. My ancient VCR is better than most HTPC cases!

anotheruserid 03-27-2011 03:58 PM

Yeah, I just went with a cheap WMC remote. Completely plug and play, and the receiver is small enough to be concealed easily(@ 2x3x1/2"). You can even make some simple registry edits to reprogram some of the buttons(like the otherwise unused colored buttons).

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