Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Xbox 360 2nd-gen Media Remote
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Not useful for controlling TV
Taylor Easum, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this to control our XBox 360 when we wanted to watch DVDs or online content, but I also wanted to be able to control the volume and change the channel on our TV. However, even though it has channel buttons, they're useless, since they don't work with any TV. So with this remote you can power on your TV, adjust the volume, and change the inputs, but you cannot change the channel.
Summary: Soooo just like everyone else says. Yes, this doesn't work unless you have it pointed directly at the front of your Xbox and not everyone has their Xbox in the most ideal place for this. You have to really get it in it's sweet spot which is incredibly frustrating. Sometimes I just use my xbox gaming controller instead.
Summary: You would think that you would be able to use this like a controller but you have to have a direct line of sight to the controller for it to work. I have my xbox in a cabinet under my tv and I can play great without having to look at cables but this setup does not work with the remote.
Summary: This seemed like a great remote but it just would not work with my xbox. Would turn tv on an off and raise and lower volume but that is all it would do. My xbox is several years old so may not be compatible with it.
Summary: The product barely worked. I had to hold it sideways, point it right at the system, and mash a button over and over before the IR registered. It must be a very weak IR signal. It's generic and shows. Buy a 1st party media remote for your 360. Don't try to save the money here...
Why in the world would you remove the Stop button?!
Steve H., Amazon
20 July 2012
Summary: Seriously, Microsoft? This is for watching movies and DVD's and there's no stop button? I bought this to control Media Center on my Xbox (used as an extender). If I accidentally start a recording, I have to fast forward all the way to the end to get back to the screen that lets me delete or restart or adjust the series options.
Summary: The Good: - This is a vast step up from using the xbox controller to play movies. - This is smaller than the old remote and finally matches the color of most other accessories. The Bad: - The channel selector doesn't work for the TV. This is used for something on the xbox instead. And since there are no longer TV and xbox modes for the remote, there is no way to use this to switch TV channels.