XBMC – Microsoft MCE Remote Control – Review

21 01 2010

The wonders of XBMC continue. After much research, I finally decided on the MCE Remote Control from Microsoft for my media centre.

MCE Remote Control

MCE Remote Control from Microsoft - Remote and IR unit

As with most new devices, it is simple Plug & Play. It worked easily under Windows and Linux (Running XBMC 9.11 Camelot). I have to thank the developers for adding support for it. I did not want to sit and map my keys using Lirc…

Pros of MCE Remote:

  • Plug & Play
  • Nice Layout, all the buttons in one place.
  • Good Reception with add-on IR receives
  • 2 meter USB cable for IR unit


  • Its a Microsoft product…
  • Stop Button is out of the way, not where you need it.

Overall Impression:

  • Awesome Remote
  • Money well spent