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Flirc USB Universal Remote Control Receiver EXPIRED

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Flirc Inc. via Amazon has Flirc USB Universal Remote Control Receiver for NVIDIA Shield, Amazon FireTV, PCs, Set Top Boxes, and Raspberry Pi for $14.95. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders $25+.

Thanks to community member WB_K for finding this deal.

Note: In stock on December 13, 2020.

Product Highlights:
  • Control your NVIDIA Shield, FireTV, Pi, or PC with Harmony, or almost any remote control
  • Out of the box support for Logitech Harmony remote controls
  • Also works with Playstation, XBOX 360, Raspberry PI, Windows Media Center, Kodi, Plex, and many more
  • Flirc's easy-to-use software walks you through the entire pairing process and works on Windows, OSX and Linux
  • New version brings many new software features, hardware features, and partners
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You have to select "New and Used (3) From" sold by "Flirc Inc." to get the $14.95 price. This thing hasn't been listed very much and last time it had $14.95 price tag was September 2018. I was interested in turning my PC into a home theater and nothing says that best than being able to turn my PC on with a harmony remote. For desktop or computers specifically, you just have to make sure that the motherboard + OS has a "wake up" feature in order for flirc to work. I believe this is in its own little league.. I don't know of any alternates for it as its a niche product.

If you are looking for an easy way to turn on a device (video game console too) the flirc USB is a great supplement to the harmony remote. You will need a harmony remote to make use of the flirc USB.

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Also $14.95 from Flirc [flirc.tv] (thanks WB_K); shipping starts at ~$3.40
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Thank you Komrade for finally tripping my "Flirc" notification. I've had the old-fashioned wired receiver for almost a decade controlling my HTPC. Don't know if kidz these days will appreciate Bluetooth remotes or not but for those still using a cheap ebay WMC remote this is a good deal.

P.S. I'm still using my HP TouchPad to control my HTPC (Yes, the notorious 2011 firesale one)
FlIRc was the best back in the day of MCE. Those were the days....

Now though, my Harmony remote with the hub ($50) connects to my pc via bluetooth. It controls the Plex app flawlessly. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the HTPC is going the way of the dino, the windows Plex app is less functional than the Plex app for a $40 streaming stick.

Still, I appreciate the post OP. I'm sure some people will still find some use for this.

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I wonder if this can turn on a Ben Q projector
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Thank you Komrade for finally tripping my "Flirc" notification. I've had the old-fashioned wired receiver for almost a decade controlling my HTPC. Don't know if kidz these days will appreciate Bluetooth remotes or not but for those still using a cheap ebay WMC remote this is a good deal.

P.S. I'm still using my HP TouchPad to control my HTPC (Yes, the notorious 2011 firesale one)
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I also use this with a Harmony remote, along with an Odroid-N2 running KODI. Works great. Good deal.
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It's also available directly from flirc at:
https://flirc.tv/more/flirc-usb

But it is prime free delivery via Amazon.
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Perhaps I'm not understanding the value proposition of adding this to my nvidia shield. Can someone help me understand? My logitech harmony is already paired with my Nvidia shield TV and works fine with zero issues. What does flirc do that the default nvidia shield remote setting for logitech harmony doesn't do?
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Nothing. Your Harmony remote is an upgrade over Flirc. I've had Flircs on 3 Shields and have retired all of them for something else.
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I've been using a PS3 Blu-ray Remote to control my pc. It's great but has some annoying hibernation. Anybody know if this will work with a Direct TV remote?
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Flirc is good to have but maybe 5 years ago. I have a couple unused ones. maybe I should put them on the pi.
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These are actually pretty handy, much better than generic IR receivers where you have to figure out a way to get them to work. It should work for any modern remote control to map any button to any keyboard keypress.
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FlIRc was the best back in the day of MCE. Those were the days....

Now though, my Harmony remote with the hub ($50) connects to my pc via bluetooth. It controls the Plex app flawlessly. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the HTPC is going the way of the dino, the windows Plex app is less functional than the Plex app for a $40 streaming stick.

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FlIRc was the best back in the day of MCE. Those were the days....

Now though, my Harmony remote with the hub ($50) connects to my pc via bluetooth. It controls the Plex app flawlessly. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the HTPC is going the way of the dino, the windows Plex app is less functional than the Plex app for a $40 streaming stick.

Still, I appreciate the post OP. I'm sure some people will still find some use for this.
Emby Theater is very good on Windows... I prefer that over the app versions on streaming sticks.
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I purchased one years ago and would definitely recommend it.
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