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AVS Gear GP-IR01BK Windows Vista Infrared MCE Black Remote Control

alaScore 79

111 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the controls and build quality. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the AVS Gear GP-IR01BK Windows Vista Infrared MCE Black Remote Control is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Love this thing in MythTV


Using 3 of these to control various ION net-boxes in the house which are running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. To map all buttons into MythTV, once LIRC is installed type irw. Press the button you want (example, the 'aspect' button in the top left). irw...

Basic functionality out of the box with LIRC ; Simple to make every button work in MythTV (see below) ; Nice big red LED in the receiver to show me feedback ; Feels solidly built, like I could throw it through the wall ; Buttons have a good feel

Buttons aren't back-lit

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Linux Ubuntu 10.04


Avoid this remote for Ubuntu 10.04

Looks nice

This does NOT work with Ubuntu 10.04. The needed line, 'ID 1784:0011 TopSeed Technology Corp.' is not defined in module lirc_mceusb and the device will not function. This has been added in 10.10 and the bug filed in launchpad has been closed so they...

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win7, xbmc, harmony one


I am not using the remote so I can't comment on that.

IR receiver was plug and play with win7 64bit. Works great with xbmc and my harmony one



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works with win7 64bit


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works great for win media center. works with win 7 64bit

wont work as a mouse. just a remote for media center

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AVS Gear GP-IR01BK Windows Vista Infrared MCE Black Remote Control


Price. Works perfectly with XBMC (after a little tinkering and registry editing)

No backlight. (I can't really call this a con as I knew it didn't have a backlight when I bought it.)

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perfect XBMC remote


Very highly recommended remote if you are doing an XBMC setup. works great

Worked like a charm right out of the box for my XBMC Live home theater pc setup. All the buttons do exactly what they are supposed to. Even get the 'click-click' sounds in XBMC without having to configure anything. Have had it 3 months, absolutely no...

Could use a backlight, and there are a lot of buttons

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receiver works great in win7


like many others i bought this solely for the ir receiver. it is my second one and it works flawlessly in win7. i briefly used it in xp and had to utilize event ghost for xmbc. in fact i may bring back event ghost for my main htpc build as it pairs...

plug n' play in win7

can't buy the receiver alone (ie w/o remote)

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Does not work for XP.


It would be nice if there was some sort of support website for this product. If there is I could not find it.

Seems to be good quality, and probably works with appropriate OS

Absolutely does not work with windows XP, do not buy this for windows XP. I spent 14 hours trying everything I could think of and find on the internet and this simply will not work on XP well at least the IR receiver won't. I should not have listened...

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Works with XBMC Dharma out of the box!


Works out of the box with the new XBMC build, Dharma. No more configuring with config files (unless you want to). Good form factor, fits good in hand, slick little controller


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Works Great!


Will be buying another for my next HTPC!

Great MCE remote! Works just like it should