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7.8 out of 10

Microsoft Xbox 360 2nd-gen Media Remote

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Xbox 360 2nd-gen Media Remote

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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ehh

Victor, Amazon
4 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

One white remote was better

PaceyPimps, Amazon
8 July 2014
  • Summary: Good remote to have but the old white one was made higher quality than this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

short range

Cassandra Monroe, Amazon
18 April 2014
  • Summary: remote works just fine ......... from less than 5 feet away.....other than that it doesn't work at all, waste of money
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Overall 4
4.0

Dosent work through cabinets

rcobelli, Amazon
22 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

piece!

Lisa LeMoine, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: don't waste your money on this one. there are no number buttons to sign in with. still had to use the controller to sign in.
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Overall 4
4.0

Did not work with my xbox

Hellen Earles, Amazon
6 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Other reviews were right

Antknee, Amazon
6 June 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lame replacement for the old remote

Hafhead, Amazon
20 July 2012
  • 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.
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