Just like Truckondo, I don't like the format of the 1100. If you had maybe more automation required (lights, blinds etc) it would be a better fit... Then again I am biased to the traditional remote format.
Another biased preference... I have used the URC MX-8xx
line for over 5 years and for me it is probably the perfect remote. Hard buttons, not too many/few, sized/shaped for "viewless" usage. The layout imo is extremely well done, I compare every remote layout to these. Extremely flexible and customization.
Downside is price and since it is a professional unit you either have to buy from a professional installer who will give you the software (to not void warranty) or go commando as it were and save a ton of money buying off ebay (voiding warranty) and downloading the software off torrent.
The software take a bit to learn (took me about 2 hours playing around with layout etc to figure out how it works), but once you do changes and customization are fast and robust. I would say if you mess around with your HTPC often and are annoyed by software wizards then you can handle the software.
PS3: As the poster above said you will need either a remote with native Blu Tooth or some sort of IR to Blu Tooth adapter. I have an older PS3=IRPro made by http://www.schmartz.com/
, they no longer sell that model but have a more robust version. There are a few other solutions out there just google IR PS3...
XBMC: Flickr should work pretty well, it is pretty cheap and very flexible cause you configure any IR code to any XBMC command. Another popular solution are MCE IR receivers... though I do remember that some work out of the box with XBMC and some do not. This is why Flickr is a great solution... it is generic translating any IR signal to any keystroke you program it for, who knows you could change HTPC software and this could still work. I have one but have been too lazy to fully replace my MCE receiver which worked out of the box... so not sure if there are ir->keystroke issues/quirks like repeating etc etc Though I seriously do want to install the Flickr.Edited by dandirk - 4/20/13 at 7:01am