I'm like confussed on the remote control situation w/ windows 7 WMC.
I believe I must have a IR blaster.
?1.should I purchase a el cheapo remote w/ IR just to obtain the IR?
?2. I have sean a few el cheapo's on the Ebay that appear to have a mouse pointer is this a gimmick or doe's the mouse actualley work?
?3. if mouse is in fact a gimmick what all functions can I expect from a WMC remote?
?4.I'm planning a Hauppage 2250 tv tuner card for my HTPC can I expect the remote to control TV tuner, WMC and XBMC (I expect to be able to toggle back and forth to XBMC) I see a navigation up down right left however I'm thinking this is'nt a mouse?
?5.I have a Acer computer so how will I know absolutely sure that the remote will be compatable w/ PC?
?6. Lastly I have a Harmory700 that I would prefer to use can this be programed to be a WMC remote and should I just get both the remote w/ IR for learning purposes?
edit I also have a RCA universal remote if learning to the harmony is nessary.
Here's what I'm currently concidering.