Via eHomeUpgrade: If you’ve been looking for slick and inexpensive way to control your MCE PC from any room in the house, checkout ACS’ new, $99 Graphical Media Center Remote Front Panel (via F-Stop Blues). The manufacture claims: “Not only does it display the current MCE state [on a 128 x 64 LCD], it also allows you to control MCE using the membrane switch overlay – change radio stations, browse photos, control your PVR and more. Take a look at the manual at the link above for more.
I love this idea. I have a dream of putting one of these on the side of the house by the patio to control my MCE playing through the patio speakers. I use the remote today but have to keep a keen eye on the little remote control gnome who likes to eat batteries (known as my son).
- Powered USB – serial is so 1991
- How about an IR receiver built-in?
- Weather-proof enclosure? I can probably do this myself.
If they release a powered USB version, I just might have to invite my electrician buddy over and do a how-to on this one. It can be done. Oh yes, it can be done.