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eDATA DEC-200B Vista Certified Infrared Remote Control W/ Receiver & Blaster

eDATA DEC-200B Vista Certified Infrared Remote Control W/ Receiver & Blaster
alaScore 78

60 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of eDATA DEC-200B Vista Certified Infrared Remote Control W/ Receiver & Blaster. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and usability, but there are some negative comments about the design.

price, usability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the eDATA DEC-200B Vista Certified Infrared Remote Control W/ Receiver & Blaster is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Just Love It!


This remote is RC-6 compatable, When installing it w/ LIRC configure it as a MCEUSB remote. Note: Once it's working you can program a Universal Remote, to control the PC, i'm using a Harmony remote

Installed on Ubuntu 9.04, XBMC, HTPC without a problem, LIRC install "just works

I would like to buy another receiver, for 2nd PC. But i don't think you can buy them alone :( doh

Jun, 2009

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Works with lirc, seems well-built...


I've only used this in Linux. I couldn't seem to get it working properly under Debian for some reason, even compiling it from source after the package didn't work for me. Probably operator error. It did work out of the box in Ubuntu after installing...

Feels good in my hand, seems to be pretty sturdy, works well in Linux with lirc

I wish the volume buttons were a bit closer to the play/pause and navigation buttons. I have to shift the remote down in my hand to turn it up or down. It is contoured to fit in your hand with your thumb at about the "OK" and "play" button area. Not a...

Jun, 2009

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Works great with DC50X set-top box and Media Center


I ended up buying this after Comcast switched to Digital Cable and suddenly my (Vista)Windows Media Center remote would not work. It turns out that the set top box that Comcast was distributing (Pace DC50X) used something called xmp protocol and I...

Works great with the Comcast Digital Cable set top box DC50X and Windows Media Center. Easy to use. Well designed. Buttons work well and don't require a lot of pressure to function. So far, I'm really pleased

The double stick tape on the back of the IR emitter is a bit weak and the emitter falls off of the set top box occasionally. Can be fixed with more double stick tape though so this is very minor

May, 2009

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Good buy


Running boxee on Hardy, and it works quite well. I had tried XBMC on Vista x64, and that worked ok - couldn't get it to get out of sleep using the remote. Overall, it's a value buy.

works well, have it running on an HTPC, so far so good

it doesn't work on Windows XP Professional, not that it mattered, since I wanted the media center experience anyways

May, 2009

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WORKS in Windows XP Media Center Edition MCE 2005


This is not made for Windows XP Media Center Edition, but if you want it to work in XP MCE, try this:

It works in Windows XP Media Center Edition MCE 2005. I took a chance on this. I was checking out with some parts and a 40 buck trackball remote and saw a combo deal to get this for 20, so... I gave it a shot. I don't imagine the IR blaster works with...

Some mouse functionality would be nice, but children and trackballs don't mix well.

Feb, 2009

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Works great but forget about it learning


NOTE: This will also work with Xbox360. I use the controller for that, so I put some electrical tape over it's IR port.

Works with MythTV and Linux out of box. with lirc installed and the remote setup, irw showed the commands clearly.

Learning flatout does not work. The manual flat out lies about it.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Works as stated.


Newegg is great, ordered on monday night got it on friday afternoon.

Works right out of the box even comes with battery's.

The buttons dont light up.

Jan, 2009

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Currently using with the built-in IR receiver on an Antec Fusion Black 430. No setup required at all for me, it just worked.

Worked fine for me out of the box.

If I have to put something (other than "none") it's the cost of shipping. Not a problem with the product itself. This is not that big of a deal if you order multiple items without free shipping (increase in shipping costs is fairly small, evens out the...

Jan, 2009

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Works with XP!


Now I want to eliminate the need for this physical remote and replace multiple remotes with the Harmony 680 I have laying around. Working out the issues a step at a time... Overall, could not find an IR receiver that works with XP for less than this...

Needed remote that works with XP for use with MediaPortal, after getting serious about putting a PC by the TV for family pics and movies for the kids. (tired of having DVDs laying around) ANother reviewer here showed how to make it work with XP, except...

Not sure that this has anything to do with this brand / model, but after plugging in a USB hub to have an option to use a USB stick to upload movies to the PC, which is behind the TV, the remote stopped working.

Jan, 2009

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Works right out of box.


Quick and easy, what more could you ask for?

Worked right out of the box with vista 64, no hassles.

None so far.

Jan, 2009