Reviews and Problems with Keyspan RF Remote For Front Row
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Great Little Remote!!
J. Spencer, Amazon
2 August 2011
Summary: Got this for my OS X 10.4 running eMac and was not disappointed! Since an Apple Remote remains a bit of a challenge I took a chance on this Rf Remote and it arrived in something like 3 days. Just plugged in the usb connector, opened the battery compartment on the remote, removed the thin slip of protective plastic over the battery and the thing was ready to go.
Summary: This would not accept signals 4 feet away. Had to keep buttons pushed for many seconds before one signal was accepted. Do not feel honest reselling this on EBay knowing it will disappoint the next purchaser. Take time and review the negative feedback recently. Will save you the 28 dollars.
Summary: This is a great remote for use with older macs that cannot take input from the Apple remotes. Very simple to setup, and it works flawlessly to control Front Row. The range is good although the part about it working through walls is not accurate. I am using this on a G5 that is sitting next to my entertainment center, so I have strategically placed an artificial plant in front of it.
Summary: I bought this unit to control Front Row running on an Intel Mac Mini. Output is through a TOSLink cable to digital input on my amp. I purchased this because the Mac Mini is behind the wall and the Macintosh remote wouldn't find its way through the wall. The RF Remote Front Row actually does work.
Summary: It works exactly like it is supposed to. Having a dedicated sleep button is great. I haven't tried it plugged into a hub. It was a bit flakey plugged into the back of my Mac Faux, but there are 7 other USB ports being used (it's a Hackintosh with 8 rear USB ports). Flakey meaning sometimes I'd have to press a button twice. When I plugged it in my front USB ports it worked perfectly. It's more responsive then Apple's IR remote.
Summary: Works quite well and does what it says it is supposed to do. I do have an issue that might be just with my model computer. When I put the computer to sleep using the remote control, a while later it is asleep with the fans racing. I have tried it several times to make sure it is just happening from the remote and sad to say the results were correct. BTW I have a dual G5 2.0 running the lastest Leopard OS 10.5.3.
Summary: Mine arrived DOA. In the instructions, you are directed to remove a plastic retainer in the battery compartment. Mine did not have this retainer. I purchased another battery figuring that was the issue, but no dice. Returned to Amazon. I'll be using a Wiimote via bluetooth with the remote buddy software to run my older G4 mac mini htpc.
Summary: I bought this for my Powerbook G4 to use with Remote Buddy software. As a teacher, I needed something to drive presentations including multimedia. I looked into getting more expensive USB remotes with multimedia features, but concluded that the combination of this simple device with special software (to increase its functions) was the most economical and flexible solution. This won't be the best choice for everyone.
Summary: I found the description for this product a little lacking when I was looking for a remote for use with my Mac Mini and Front Row 2. I ended up buying it without feeling real good about whether it would meet my needs. I'm happy to say it did. Quite simply, let me tell you what this remote WILL do... 1. Toggle back and forth between the Mac OS and Front Row 2. Toggle the computer to sleep, then wake it up again. Very useful feature. 3.
Summary: So, after messing with this for a long while in Leopard - I figured it out. The 'menu' button replicates pressing command-escape, so that shortcut needs to bring up front row. By default, that shortcut isn't enabled.. So go enable it! That makes everything work, which is super.