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Rosewill RRC-126

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size, and opinions are divided on the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Rosewill RRC-126 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Rosewill RRC-126

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Rosewill RRC-126 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Amazon.com.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Rosewill RRC-126 MCE Infrared Remote Control with Netflix Function for Windows Vista/Window7 MCE/Windows 8, Black

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Is this the best?

 

It works most of the time

At least once a day I have to disconnect the IR dongle from the USB port and plug it back in. I have spent considerable time looking into this issue without success. I also had to tweak the registry to map the green button to the windows key as...

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Also works with xbox360

 

works on pc, works on xbox 360 ( dont plug sensor into xbox just point & click)

when i forget to unplug the sensor from my husbands pc & control his pc & the xbox at the same time :P ; Oops did i turn off your pc again

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Works well in Windows

 

You can customize the buttons in Windows 7 (at least) by editing the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidIr\Remotes\745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da It maps the remote key numbers to PS/2 commands. They come in...

Works right out of the box, all buttons perform their listed function

The included USB extension for the IR receiver is way too short. Include a 6-footer in your cart when you buy it and you will be golden

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Great media center remote

 

One of the better WMC remotes I have found. I have an older version of this remote and it has been perfect. Ordered a 2nd one for a new HTPC I built for the bedroom

Has rosewill logo on the front of it, which my old one did not... Not a huge deal, just that picture doesn't show it

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Small but works well

 

Everything works, decent range, positive responses, bought on sale for a good price. Does everything I've tried in BeyondTV, as well as Media Center

Every remote control takes a little getting used to, but still I suppose it would be handier for me if it was a little bit bigger

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it's alright

 

i have an older model rrc-127 that is basically this remote with a few differences. 1) spacing between the arrow keys 2) slightly wider, but not much 3) it lacks the red,green, yellow, blue buttons. (i wish it had those) 4) circular play/pause/etc...

works like it should

buttons are small. arrow buttons are small and close together, no spacing between them. makes it a chore to press the button and not hit another button

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Aweomse controller for Windows Media and XBMC

 

I got this on sale for just ten bucks! I would not recommend paying anything over twenty bucks on this controller. With that being said..it is definitely worth its price. No...it's not an expensive Logitech remote with customizable buttons or touch...

Quality build with plastic ; Buttons are solid ; Design is simple but works ; Small foot print controller which fits in one hand and one hand operation ; Plug and play..no need for 3rd party drivers ; All buttons are mapped very well for use ; I love...

I know it's just a cheap remote for Windows Media and/or XBMC but I would of loved some customize able buttons and maybe a little touch screen

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Rosewill RRC-126

 

Good size and weight. Responsive and inexpensive

Although it is designed for Windows Media Center, I was hoping it would work with other apps and sites such as YouTube and Netflix. Also, it tends to power on my Xbox 360 yet doesn't do anything else with it

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Small, flimsy, difficult buttons

 

Buttons for basically all WMC functions ; Plug 'n' play - no 3rd-party drivers, no config required

Small, flimsy buttons are difficult to press and hard on the fingers ; Buttons wear out quickly, requiring harder and harder presses ; The playback controls are at the top of the remote, but the contour of the bottom of the remote fits best in the...

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Good remote for the price

 

Cheap ; Works with MPC-HC and XBMC ; Immediately recognized by Windows 8.1

Included usb cable was too short for the gap between my case and my TV, had to use a longer cable