MCE remote controls

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MCE remotes are cheap and easy remotes to use with XBMC. They are readily available in most computer hardware stores and there are many available at eBay from far eastern sources.

MCE remotes typically come with a usb IR receiver, making them the very good first remote. Because MCE remotes are so cheap, they are often cheaper than a standalone IR receiver, so people often buy them to use the receiver with a All in One remote.

XBMC (since v10) is set up so that most buttons on an MCE remote work straight away with no editing or setting up. Just connect the receiver and away you go.

MCE remotes split into two main categories:

  • MCE remotes that send keystrokes
  • Windows remotes with (also known as RC6 or eHome remotes) using the Microsoft eHome device driver to send commands

For more details on MCE remotes see:

Customizing buttons through the GUI

Users can customize keymaps for remotes in GUI by using the community add-ons MCERemote or Keymap Editor add-on.