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Anyone got some recommendations on a universal learning MCE remote with cursor control?

I've been looking for over a year, but now that I've finally got my HTPC built, I need one more then ever. I have the adesso and what what a pos that thing is, cursor is WAY too slow. Gyration had a nice unit, too bad they've been obsolete for years. I bought a Dell replica with the PCB receiver just haven't sliced it to a usb cable. Problem with the dell remote is I can't find any drivers.

I can't believe there isn't one harmony remote with cursor control, blows me away. They'd sell millions, their only competition is adesso lmao.

So if anyone knows something I don't or has a recommendation please don't hesitate.

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Cursor is not needed with 10 foot GUI.

6 TV's in the house on FiOS and we only pay $4.99/month to connect them all!!! Power to the CableCard and WMC7!!!
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Sorry but Adesso is as good as it gets as far as mouse control on a remote goes. It goes faster when you hold it down. Even so, I agree it's a pain. I had a Gyration for a while, but it drove me nuts. Some people love them, but it was always awkward to me.

For good mouse control, I recommend not using a remote at all, but a smartphone app like Hippo Remote or real wireless keyboard/mouse like the Logitech K400. The Mobile Mouse app also has a mode that works exactly like a Gyration, but better. If you like that kind of control, you should really check it out.
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Cursor is not needed with 10 foot GUI.

How does this possibly help the original poster?

Maybe he wants to control HBO Go, Pandora, Hulu, Vudu, MLB.tv, Watch ESPN, NHL Game Center Live, Sunday Ticket To Go, and any of the other media sources from his couch that can't be controlled [easily] by a remote.
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You can setup the harmony to work like a mouse, check the assassin guides step by step in there
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^^^

Just be aware that with the Adesso dongle, you don't pick the Windows Media Center SE profile as described in the guide. Stick with the Ortek or Adesso profile you already have and remap your buttons as desired. Since the Adesso is 8 direction rather than just 4, I like to use the num pad rather than the arrows. In any case, I don't think any of this will speed up the pointer or make it work any better than an Etch-A-Sketch.
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I have the adesso and what what a pos that thing is, cursor is WAY too slow.
I had to increase the cursor speed in Windows settings all the way to the max. At that setting it's fast enough for me.
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How does this possibly help the original poster?

Maybe he wants to control HBO Go, Pandora, Hulu, Vudu, MLB.tv, Watch ESPN, NHL Game Center Live, Sunday Ticket To Go, and any of the other media sources from his couch that can't be controlled [easily] by a remote.

If you have to use keyboard or mouse, it is just a PC connected to TV, IMHO.

It may be fine for the original assembler/user to operate, but throw in some kids, grandparents, and guests, and you are just asking for someone to mess something up.

6 TV's in the house on FiOS and we only pay $4.99/month to connect them all!!! Power to the CableCard and WMC7!!!
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Too bad Zeevee stoped making the ZVRemote. I have a couple and can tell you nothing comes close for htpc only use. Not great for typing but the drivers do include a virtual keyboard.
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