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Cypher^64 August 25, 2009 12:05 PM

Netbook as remote?
I was given an acer netbook from work and was wondering if there would be any way to make this into my remote for my Windows 7 HTPC with media center?

cdn_Madrach August 25, 2009 01:20 PM

The only thing I can think of is using remote desktop or vnc.

JD August 25, 2009 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by cdn_Madrach (Post 244781)
The only thing I can think of is using remote desktop or vnc.


Not like it has an IR port on it or anything. Even if it did, you'd probably have some weird angle to hold it at to make it work.

cdn_Madrach August 25, 2009 01:31 PM

If you do decide to use either vnc or remote desk top consider that there will some lag involved. Not like using an ir controller.

Cypher^64 August 25, 2009 02:45 PM

Actually, I just found some decent software for my old HTC Touch that's been sitting in a drawer that should work good via bluetooth. Now if I could just get it to control my tv as well.... hmm...

Guess I'll have to find another use for the net book.

rashid204 August 25, 2009 04:23 PM

how about folding ;)

MacJunky August 25, 2009 04:37 PM

Folding on a netbook is not even funny.
shame on you.

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