Keyspan ER-V2 RF Remote Control

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Keyspan ER-V2 RF Remote Control

The RF Remote for Windows Vista is a sleek and powerful RF remote control designed specifically for use with Vista's Media Center multimedia software. It provides more range, convenience and flexibility than infrared remotes.

* Range: The RF Remote for Windows Vista provides a range of up to 90 ft (about three times the distance of infrared remotes).
* Convenience: Unlike an infrared remote, this RF remote does not require line of sight to the RF receiver. This allows you to manage Media Center from more areas within the room or even from other areas of your house.
* Flexibility: Since the RF signal works through walls and furniture, you have more flexibility in locating the PC that will be used to run Media Center. For example, you can place the PC inside an entertainment center cabinet or within an AV closet and still easily control Media Center with the remote.

System Requirements

* An available USB port
* Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate (32bit or 64bit)
* TV tuner card with FM radio capability required for live TV and radio functionality

This remote control is designed specifically for use with Windows Vista Media Center. The RF remote is compatible with the IR blaster that might have been supplied as part of your Media Center PC hardware bundle. The IR blaster allows your PC to control other AV equipment such as a TV, VCR, etc. by sending IR signals to these devices. (See FAQ link)

Package Includes

* RF Remote Control
* USB RF Receiver
* Printed Quick Start Guide
* Two AA batteries for remote

Windows XP Media Center Compatibility and RF Remote for Windows Vista
The Keyspan RF Remote for Windows Vista (part number ER-V2) is compatible with the Vista Media Center application that is found on certain versions of Vista. It is not compatible with versions of Window prior to Vista... Windows XP Media Center Edition does not contain the drivers necessary to enable the Keyspan RF Remote for Windows Vista (part number ER-V2). You can connect your remote's receiver and Windows XP Media Center will detect the remote but it will not install the hardware since XP Media Center due to the missing drivers. Microsoft has released various updates to XP Media Center that include updates to the remote drivers but none have enabled the Keyspan RF Remote for Windows Vista.