So with the release of windows 8 and the free media center I am planning on trying it out on my HTPC. However, I am trying to figure out a way I can use a kindle fire HD or a google nexus 7 as my remote by mirroring the desktop and the metro UI to both the TV and the tablet at the same time. Does anyone know how to get this to work? If I log in remotely using Remote Desktop it locks the main display screen (the TV).
IMO, using remote desktop as a remote is a bit of a brute force solution. There are apps for Android specifically designed to be remotes for WMC. Take a look at these two: Ceton Companion Media Center Control
I'm pretty sure the Ceton App is also available for the Kindle Fire.