Originally Posted by Onk Yo
Well this sounds like it's exactly what I need. My question is this:
If I have a PC as one of the inputs/channels, is there a way to control the pc with the BOCS remote or do I need a wireless mouse/kb for that? Anyone know if it is possible to use a wireless mouse/kb from downstairs to a pc that is upstairs?
Absolutely - but what you need to do "wirelessly" governs the equipment you need.
Most folks that hook up a PC are displaying media center, boxee or another media player application - all of which we have codes for. Worst case, if your PC does not already have an IR receiver, you would need to pick one up (many USB connected options are available for about $30 - for instance from hauppauge)...
If, however, you want "more" - wireless mouse and some way to enter text say into a web browser (media center lets you do a rudimentary job by the way), you would need a better wireless Keyboard/mouse or something that comes close. There are some "long range" combos available, but at best I've only gotten 30' or so out of the ones I've tried. So I'm using two different solutions in my home - X10 has a pretty darn good wireless remote that has mouse and a pop up keyboard for pretty cheap - works home wide pretty well but you aren't typing a long email with it. Option 2 is a USB extender - I picked up a powerline deal - one side plugs into the PC, other end plugs into any power outlet in the home and I can plug my USB keyboard right in. Works well, but frankly I have no idea where to get more - I traded a guy a BOCS unit for it way back.
Hope this helps -
And if you think this is something you need, you ought to act pretty quick - Amperor has specials still going on this week. I'm not sure which is best right now but PM me and I can look into it for you.