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Byrd
21st November 2004, 10:32 AM
My girlfriend got me an ATI remote wonder at a garage sale for $8, and it works under OS X!

It's a large programmable DVD-like remote with built in mouse support, using a USB dongle with an RF remote receiver. It's great - can control iTunes, VLC, and program it much anything else for that matter. The software is pretty cool, easy to use unlike some of the other programs I've used for serial remotes on my PC (notably Girder). Might also be useful for presentations.

Anyhow, the upshot of all this rambling: get one if you're using your Mac as a HTPC - it makes using the Mac a breeze under it.

And if you can find another one for $8, let me know :D

A good site for the ATI remote can be found here. (http://remotew.free.fr/index.htm)

JB

iSlayer
21st November 2004, 11:48 AM
hmm i wanted one of those.
if you wan to seell it ill give you 4x what you paid for it
if you dont want to sell do you know anyone in aus that sells them

Byrd
21st November 2004, 12:21 PM
Thanks islayer, I'll hold onto it.

In the US the card can be bought separately, however I don't think you can get it like that here. However, it comes as standard with any ATI "All In Wonder" cards, maybe look around for a second-hand one, ebay etc.

JB

Ozi
21st November 2004, 02:01 PM
hmmm ebay has quite a few of these ALl in Wonder cards, such as this one: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...5140481291&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3762&item=5140481291&rd=1)

the downside is you will have to buy the video card as well, which sucks. I couldnt find any remotes for sale by themselves.

Byrd
21st November 2004, 06:29 PM
Found new ones selling @ AusPCMarket (http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/index.php?redir=http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/show_product_info.php?code=VI-ATIAIWRC), and at Palaeographics (http://www.palaeographics.com.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Palaeographics.woa/1/wa/cat?wosid=vXk6yaYmiaSnjq8DTX0uWM&cat=1001061) (yikes, and a USB 1.0 PCI card for $169!!)

Sounds like I've got a bargin :)

JB

iSlayer
21st November 2004, 07:16 PM
85 at auspcmarket.
not bad.
if i can use it to control my eyetv and vlc i might buy one.
can they be programmed to do anything?

EDIT-
it seems that its nativley supported by eyetv.
bYrd have yout tried it with quicktme and vlc and itunes.
i would love to know how it works.

Byrd
29th November 2004, 05:19 PM
I've used the ATI remote a fair bit now, and yes it does allow you to make up your own button settings for *any* program, including VLC or Powerpoint.

It takes a while to configure (although you can duplicate one of the existing program settings and go from there) as there are so many keys to configure, but the software is quite polished and very easy to use.

JB

snax
29th November 2004, 06:26 PM
Or if your mobile phone has bluetooth, you can do all this and more with Salling Clicker (http://www.salling.com). Applescriptable app with heaps of downloadable plug ins, turns your phone into a mac remote capable of anything.