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Keyspan RF Remote for Windows Vista
5.8 out of 10

Keyspan RF Remote for Windows Vista

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Overall 10
10

Works on Windows 8

William K., Newegg
29 April 2013
  • Summary: Good remote for basic use in Windows 8. Fully functional in Windows 7. Does what I need it too. I'll need to look for program driver. 5 eggs for great value!
  • Pros: Works in Windows 8. Has basic functions. Volume, Mute, Arrow Keys, Play, Pause, Record, & Information in Cyber Link 10, or any Coral Win DVD. No Eject button. Supports Blue Ray basic functions. Can't get hot keys to work yet. Wonder if there is a driver program for it to use the hot keys.
  • Cons: No Hot Keys in Windows 8 yet on remote. Would like ITunes to start when I press music key.
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Overall 10
10

A Great addition to a HTPC

Eliot L., Newegg
5 September 2012
  • Summary: I have found that this remote works with Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
  • Pros: I bought two of these and they are great, I have one in the livingroom for the Win 7 Media Center and on in the kids room for there Win 7 Media Center.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Kevin R., Newegg
31 October 2011
  • Summary: It would have been nice to be able to reconfigure the remote to work with all media programs and remap certain buttons for other functions.
  • Pros: It has decent range and works well on media center as well as other programs like media monkey and VLC media player, but with limited functionality.
  • Cons: The remote was intended for media center and that's the only place you really get to use all of the buttons. The fast forwards and rewind option doesn't work in programs like VLC media player or media monkey, but you still have the ability to play, pause, stop, and skip back and forth between tra...
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Overall 2
2.0

No better than my $9 IR remote

Einar I., Newegg
17 September 2011
  • Summary: If you thought you would buy this RF remote control as a replacement for your IR control, because you were tired of having to point the remote directly at the IR receiving box - then don't by this remote! Keyspans "RF" remote requires line-of-sight to work.
  • Pros: Didn't require a driver disc to work with my Windows 7 media center. "Plug and play"
  • Cons: Line of sight IS required. If I plug the keyfob into the back of my HTPC, the remote doesn't work. I literally had to walk around to the back of my computer and point the remove control directly at the keyfob to get it to work. In other words, despite the claims that this remote does not require ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Ok for the price

Bartosz A., Newegg
27 August 2011
  • Summary: Wish there was software that would allow me to remap some of the buttons on top.
  • Pros: All buttons are perfectly mapped to Windows Media center out of the box. Used on Windows 7 32-bit it was plug and play. Range is ok. What do you expect at this price?
  • Cons: For some reason the remote worked perfectly fine for about 2 days and then my media pc would hang on the login screen showing a cursor and black background, and nothing else. Ctrl+Alt+Del would not work. Turned out it was the RF receiver. Unplugged it, and computer boots fine. Kind of annoying ca...
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Overall 10
10

Works Well!

Anonymous, Newegg
12 February 2011
  • Summary: Looks nice, it's light weight, works from the other room. I ordered it 2-10-2011 and it showed up after lunch on 2-11-2011. Can't beat that with a stick.
  • Pros: Works very well and doesn't require line of sight. I can put the USB dongle on the back of my PC instead of making the front look ugly like with IR remotes.
  • Cons: Not really a con as this is WINDOWS fault, but without an IR blaster, you can't setup your tv tuner properly to use the better inputs on the TV card. Again, not the remotes fault, maybe this will help someone not buy this for that reason.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unimpressive at best

Gray B., Newegg
19 June 2010
  • Pros: Simple layout--a good balance between spartan presenter remote and NASA launch center.
  • Cons: Very poor range and inconsistent response. Also had same experience another reviewer had: first unit died for no apparent reason within a month.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great, for a while

Bill F., Newegg
28 May 2010
  • Summary: Be VERY cautious when deciding to purchase this remote and don't expect it to live forever. I bought it specifically because it was RF and did not require a direct line of sight to the receiver for operation. Not quite an acceptable trade off for only 6 months of operation.
  • Pros: Easy to install. Plug and play on Windows 7 64 bit and operates flawlessly in Windows Media Center
  • Cons: I've owned this remote for about 6 months. a few weeks ago It just quit working. I replaced batteries and followed the pairing instructions with no success. I'm now having to look for a new remote. Also the printing on the buttons tends to wear off quickly, especially on the buttons that get used...
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Overall 10
10

Buy this one

Anonymous, Newegg
2 April 2010
  • Summary: I've had several media center remotes, and this is by far the best, most reliable unit I've had. The RF makes the difference.
  • Pros: Excellent range, easy setup, works well, does windows 7 with no problems.
  • Cons: markings on the buttons wear off quickly, though this is true of all this style of remote.
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Overall 4
4.0

Back Button Doesn't Work in Win7

Gabe A., Newegg
10 November 2009
  • Pros: I have a media server in the garage feeding video over cable to our rooms. We use this remote with the USB receiver in the attic to control the server. We have two of these remotes and they worked well in Vista 7 throughout our entire house.
  • Cons: In Windows 7 the back button no longer functions. I believe this is a key mapping issue but I haven't found a software fix yet. Keyspan needs a driver update to fix.
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