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AVS Gear MG-IR01BK Windows Vista/Window7 MCE Infrared Remote Control

AVS Gear MG-IR01BK Windows Vista/Window7 MCE Infrared Remote Control
alaScore 77

33 reviews

Apr, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 33 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 75/100. The average review date is Sep 3, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 90670 reviews from other Remote Controls. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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No Good


The AVS Gear GP-IR01BK (intended for vista) works fine with Windows 7 64bit, however it will not power your system from sleep mode or function when resumed from sleep (you will need to unplug/replug the usb sensor after manually resuming from sleep)....

Did not work. Requested RMA, 2nd unit shipped did not work

Did not work at all, tested in 4 Windows 7 Pro and Home Premium computers, all with USB 2.0 ports. All systems 64bit as well

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If you need a reliable remote order Item#: N82E16823166095 - Adesso ARC-1100 Vista Infrared Remote Control. It may not look as fancy but it works and it has a mousepad!!!

Nice looking remote. Newegg's return policy

Did not work. Red light worked on the remote but did nothing. Maybe it was the receiver don't know. Returned immediately

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Really good remote... if it works


Will be trying to contact the original company/newegg for a replacement. Let's see if it works out.

The remote is really versatile and works well. Nice button layout, etc

I worked great for 3 months and just died out of nowhere. Same symptoms as another review -- remote light flashes but the receiver's led stopped lighting up. So, basically the receiver seems to be dead


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Didn't work. Twice.


The USB IR receiver is recognized, but it never recognizes remote inputs. This happened with both remotes on multiple computers.

Seemed cheap enough

First one didn't work, sent it back. Replacement didn't work either

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Great remote


No problems what so ever! Works really well with my Win 7 MCE. The power button puts my HTPC to stand by and wakes it up too

None so far

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Not Bad


Very good remote if you just need something to get the job done. If it is for a Home Theater PC you might want to get something a little better

Does what a cheap remote is meant for, I use it because i'm to lazy to get up from bed and control the movie settings. Range in good, infrared receiver has a very wide range, also works with GOM Player, MediaMonkey, and Media Player Classic

The only problem I noticed was the buttons always feel greasy and they also feel very cheap

Consumer review by:

Works Well


Does exactly what it claims. I bought it for my Win 7 64bit HTPC and have had absolutely no problems with it ; I have the dongle mounted to a front USB port, but it comes with an extender to use with a rear port


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Great item, works well


Bought this item for use with a new MCE7 setup and its worked pretty well, with exception to rewinding a movie (MCE problem, confirmed with a different model remote). The sleep button function is especially useful as its more convenient to simply hit...

Plug n play, works right out of the box, easy to use

Wish the price was lower, I'm betting the manufacturer is making a good deal of margin per unit

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Cheap and toy-like


Really, really disappointed. I will be sending it back.

It functions fine. Windows Media Center picked it up right away, and the sleep button works

It looks and feels like a cheap toy. The buttons are so tiny I can hardly hit just one with my thumb, and all the buttons for various media functions are just sort of clumped together and labeled poorly ; It's seriously like a toy remote. If it was...

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I so wanted this to work


Need one? Get one.

and it does. Yeah! Has a nice feel to it. Range seems good for me

Small buttons. Heck I'm not going to use them all