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My last HTPC build was nine years ago. I remember using the USB UIRT and girder to configure usage with zoom player and my Lutron lighting system. I remember the process being somewhat tedious. In addition to controlling zoom player, I was able to get the Lutron fade coordinated with the bookmarked start of a movie. I"m using a home theater master mx-850. It's an older model, I believe, but works great.

I plan on building a new HTPC with Windows 7. Is the integration with these newer front ends seamless these days?
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Thank you.

OK, I would've thought by now that WMC would have built in codes and that I could download them with my MX-850 software into the remote. Then, all I would have to do is use Girder, or other suitable software, to program my lighting codes.

Of course, I'm not sure I want to use WMC. I will be using Win 7 pro.
What interface is the least amount of work to use with the remote?
Which interface is the most rewarding once configured with the remote?
Pros and cons of each, please.
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Yes there are now WMC codes. Sounded like you wanted something much more complicated. I use my PC solely for cable tv. I use other devices for discs and streaming. All the logic for my lighting control is in my remote, so nothing like girder is needed. It's very simple to set up and use.
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How about for usage with JRiver?
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Standard MCE (RC-6) codes work fine with JRiver.
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Standard MCE (RC-6) codes work fine with JRiver.

Thanks.

As far as the Lutron lighting, my equipment rack blocks the IR receiver on the light panel, so I use the repeater on the USB UIRT. Is Girder still the best software for this?
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In that case I just use an RF remote and control each IR device directly, where the PC isn't involved at all. If you want to keep using the PC for that, then you may want to post in the GreenButton forum. There is a user there (barnabas I think) who uses Girder or something like it.
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