Hello dear friends,
I really need your advice for a buy. A few weeks ago I decided to make the transition from a dedicated tvix media player and make a HTPC in order to have a full support in what media center experience has to offer. I decided for a hardware based on:
Processor: AMD A6 3500 2.1Ghz 3-core Socket FM1 HD6530D
Motherboard: Asrock A75-PRO4-M with CIR header
Memory: 2x2GB or 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz
The system will run on Windows 8 and XBMC.
My wish is to have a HTPC that can be totally controlled remotely. I'm reading forums for the last 3 weeks and I'm still not sure what remote control and IR receiver to choose. The main function that I look for is the power on/off option from the remote control button and full compatibility with XBMC and Win 8 without having to reprogram and change the commands of the remote control, I'm not good with that.
As I understood so far my best options are: Inteset receiver/remote
; HDPlex remote/receiver
. The only problem is that I have to order one of these from US, being in Europe and I don't know which one makes a good job.
My other unsure options are: iMon Inside
; MCE remote/receiver like Hama 52451
; or IR receiver and Logitech Harmony® 300 Remote
I still don't know which one of these options can offer me for sure the power on/off option. Can someone give me a good advice about this?
Thank you guys so much