I am looking for a programmable remote that I can setup to mimic the Microsoft Remote. Let me give you some background to understand my needs.
Wife LOVES the Microsoft Remote...the one MS no longer makes. This one:
She loves the dedicated buttons for the Guide, Recorded TV, and DVD Menu (never uses the Live TV button though). I also use HDMI CEC currently to turn on/off the AVR when the TV is turned on/off and I have the volume buttons programmed to control the AVR volume. This means she only has one remote control for everything.
My setup is soon going to be more complicated. I am almost done building a dedicated theater room...but I cannot get rid of my plasma TV because you cannot use the Wii or do exercise videos with the projector due to standing in the beam and seeing your shadow on the screen.
To solve this issue, I am designing my own movable ceiling mounted track system to store the TV on the side wall and then pull it to the center of the room and rotate it 90 degrees and then use the TV for those items. I have a HDMI splitter (to use until I can afford a new AVR with two HDMI outs) so I can send the HDMI signal to both projector and TV. No problems there.
The problem is that I can no longer use HDMI CEC to turn on the TV, as I do not want it on all the time...nor can I use it to turn on the projector for the same reason. So I now need a new remote.
In that light, does anyone have a remote which does the following:
1. Has a button I can program to turn on the AVR and projector, labeled Projector.
2. Has a button I can program to turn on the AVR and TV, labled TV (or Plasma or such).
3. Uses the same volume buttons for all sinks, as the AVR is used for all sound.
4. Has buttons labeled Guide, Recorded TV, and DVD Menu.
5. MUST work with the Windows Media Center.
It must be at least IR, it can also be RF, but I have no RF devices.