[mythtv-users] My First MythTV Box

Carl Reynolds mythtv-users at hyperbole-software.com
Wed Jan 2 18:42:39 UTC 2008

William Kenworthy wrote:
> Microsoft hardware is actually quite good - unlike their software!  It
> also doesnt seem to care if its linux or windows - it generally just
> works.  Of all the MS hardware I've tried, the MS mice have too
> sensitive wheel buttons, but other than that, no problems.
> The MCE remote has nice, comfortable easy to use buttons for my broad
> stumpy fingers, a nice easy to hold shape and buttons fall to hand
> (finger?) seemingly naturally - reliable and liked by the family.  It
> got dropped once too often, so I replaced it with a much more expensive
> logitech 525 - what an ergonomic disaster!!!!!!  No-one who uses it
> likes the shape, button layout, or myself the number buttons which are
> almost unusable without extra care not to touch a surrounding button as
> well.
> Never thought I would be defending an MS product!!!
> BillK
> On Tue, 2008-01-01 at 22:50 -0700, Brian Phillips wrote:
>>>Microsoft makes some great remotes. You've gotta give credit where
>>>credit is due. -Steve
>>I _think_ microsoft puts their brand on some good remotes made/designed/sold
>>by smaller companies.
>>I could be wrong, but I am skeptical of the amount of design work microsoft
>>engineers put into the MCE remote...
>>mythtv-users mailing list
>>mythtv-users at mythtv.org

I've never been a fan of MircoSoft software, but I have always thought 
they produced pretty good hardware. However, I have four MircoSoft 
keyboards. They're nice keyboards, but about six months after I got them 
each one started having problems with sticking keys. Sometimes, I have 
to apply about fifteen to twenty pounds of pressure to get the keys to 
depress. They don't do it all the time, but it disturbs my typing when 
they do. It's particularly bad with the shift keys. I end up typing the 
wrong character a lot of times when I'm trying to type a shifted character.

I have an older MircoSoft keyboard (eleven or twelve years old) that 
still works great, but these newer ones I plan to replace with a 
different brand, as soon as I can get some extra money.

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