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PHYSICAL REMOTE FOR WATCHING WITH SLINGBOX ON PC

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Hi,   I watch live TV using a Slingbox 500 connected to my base router on a remote desktop PC and also using a mini PC connected to a large screen TV.   The Slingbox on PC software using the Firefox browser works fine on both the PC or TV, but has an on screen virtual remote which is ok when sitting at the desktop.   However, using a wireless mouse from across the room when watching on TV is not really convenient.   Is there a way to connect a TV like remote in a wireless manner to the PC connected to the TV to perform the same functions as the Slingbox's on screen remote.  The PC is running Windows 7 and uses the Firefox browser to execute the Sling box software.  Thank you,   Clarke
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discgman earned 2000 total points
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If you use a bluetooth wireless mouse like one from microsoft, you will get a better range on your wireless keyboard and mouse. Otherwise there is a lot of options for wireless remotes, mostly used for presentations and/or full keyboards.

http://www.google.com/search?q=computer+wireless+remote&oq=computer+wireless+remote&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3655j0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8&surl=1&safe=active#q=computer+wireless+remote&safe=active&surl=1&tbm=shop&spd=2350613048667547964
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Hi,  Thank you for your response.  It is not the range that is the problem.  It is worn out eyes being able to see onscreen remote and getting mouse to track to buttons onscreen.  The virtual onscreen mouse unfortunately does not have a zoom feature and other zoom methods that I know of require using the keyboard.  What I really want to do is have a wireless physical remote or mini one hand held keypad that can clone the functions of the on screen mouse.
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Hi, my thanks for your support.  My current mission is going to take much longer than was initially planned.  As such, I will not get back to the PC in question for some time.  Therefore, I am now going to assign the points.  Thank you again, Clarke
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