Originally Posted by editorman
Any recommendations for a remote control?
Really depends on what you want to be able to do. For basic media center functions, + turning on and off a TV, I'd recommend the OEM MCE IR remote, which usually comes with the microsoft blaster. They are also pretty inexpensive
If you want to be able to control more than one device, I'd recommend a Harmony Remote. They are expensive, but they also have one-button to control everything. So for example, you press power, and your PC, TV and receiver all go to sleep. Lots of other advanced functions too. MCE IR blaster sold seperately.
I actually like the Gyration remote. Works on 2.4 GHz, so line-of-site/IR receiver not needed. It also has learning IR functions for turning on 3 other devices. It just has a few weird quirks, like the volume control only works for 1 device, and some difficult-to-press buttons. But you get used to it.
If you have a set-top-box you control, you'll need some sort of IR blaster (like that which comes with the MS IR receiver) anyways