Originally Posted by LPT
I presume your talking about the use of VNC OR UNC software via your laptop?
I tried several of these types of software which and are considered the big hitters within the commercial developers in the IT word; Team viewer, GoMyPc, UltraVnc, to name but a few, none of them are able to open and control WMC due to as I understand it Microsofts own protocal and directx codacs
I'm talking about the built in remote desktop in versions higher than premium. It does allow you to run media center from a RDP connection, but it will exit when you first connect and you must restart it due to the graphics change. However, I rarely need to remotely connect while running media center so VNC would work fine as well. Only to maybe do initial setup or messing with Media Center Studio.
Most of my remote desktop connections involve managing downloads and updating software. I also have my HTPC running Homeseer for my lighting control (which is controlled via my MX-980 and USB-UIRT with a USB Z-wave controller), a backup program that backs up all the computers in the house, and a surveillance cam monitoring program. I can manage all of that using RDP and would not even want to do consider doing all that with a remote.
Even if I had the perfect keyboard and mouse solution on a perfect universal remote I'd still use my laptop and remote connect just because of the 10' interface issue.