I'll be doing a windows 7 machine, with mediabroswer, and possible XBMC.
I've got all my hardware/software figured out, but I'm not sure what to use for remote control.
I've be running everything to my TV via my Denon AVR, and my htpc will be on all the time, the AVR and TV will be turned off when not in use.
The wife does not want to use a mouse/keyboard to watch TV, so I'm looking for remote control options and I'm not sure what's going to work best..
I'm looking at installing Plex for streaming video's to my ipad, and it looks like the Plex IOS app has some remote control functions? Do those work well for everyday use? I could setup my ipad, iphone, and the wife's iphone as remotes.
Is there a better remote app I should be looking at?
Is an IR or bluetooth WMC remote the better way to go?
Does an affordable remote exist that can control the htpc, change volume on the AVR, and power the TV and AVR on/off as well?
If I could find something that can also change inputs on the TV and AVR that would be awesome, but using their remotes isn't the end of the world.
I do plan to add a wireless keyboard/mouse but my hope is that those will only be needed for "administration" purposes.
So what's your favorite remote control setup and why?