On Nov 6, 2009, at 6:36 PM, Paul Menzel <paulepanter@...
> Reading the archive a MCE receiver is a good choice because they work
> and are easy to get.
> It would be nice if someone could confirm this.
Consider it confirmed. The mce transceivers and remotes are typically
my #1 recommendation. Its usb, so the driver auto-loads, the reception
is top-notch, it supports just about any IR protocol you throw at it,
and can be purchased relatively cheaply.