Posted: 11-22-11, 10:30 AM Quote:
Posted: 05-14-2012 09:03 AM
Originally Posted by little.dread.1
I realise this is an old thread but can anyone please tell me if this is the unit that will work for the with the Dell M2010 Premium remote?
Standard media center (MCE) type remotes use IR, not RF
so a standard MCE remote won't work.
RF= Radio Frequency (Radio waves) =Goes thru objects
IR= Infrared (Light waves) =line of sight
These remotes were custom manufactured for Dell by Gyration Inc, a maker of RF keyboards and wireless mouses.
Dell branded Gyration remotes ONLY work with custom (proprietary) Dell branded RF interface board. (YY993).
YY993 was (only?) installed in Dell M2010 media center pc/laptop? IIRC... or very few select Dell PC's hence why it's rare /hard to get.
Gyration did sell a version of the M2010 themselves with a matching dongle (USB stick containing RF interface board)
AFAIK Gyration branded remotes =work only with matching dongle.
(Thanks Dell for the custom proprietary branding job... Make is so it doesn't work with a standard Gyration dongle)
Dell M2010 remote uses RF
to communicate with computer, NOT IR
Dell branded Gyration remotes ONLY work with custom (proprietary) Dell branded RF interface board. (YY993)...
Gyration branded remotes =work only with matching dongle.