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  1. The main problem with Netflix is that they have very little keyboard support. They expect everyone to use a mouse for navigating the UI, which is exactly what you don't want to do on a HTPC. I don't understand why they don't add proper keyboard support. But once they do that, you will be able to use FLIRC with Netflix.
  2. Here are the instructions to integrate WMC Netflix with XBMC 1) Download the zip file snetflix_v9b.zip from http://gosub.dk/scripthelpers/seamlessnetflix/ 2) Follow the steps at http://www.xbmchub.com/oldforums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=96 Let me know if it works for you
  3. Remote being used Onkyo RC-801M Profile: Samsung DVD Pros + Works with any IR remote. I could control my TV, Receiver and the Dish box with my Onkyo remote. Adding FLIRC to the mix, now I can control the HTPC too with the same remote. + Can wake up HTPC from sleep with the remote. Currently I use a logitech bluetooth keyboard with touchpad to control my HTPC. This works very well as I have full control over the HTPC. However, the bluetooth keyboard cannot wake the HTPC from sleep. With FLIRC, I can wake up and control the HTPC with my Onkyo remote itself. Note that I could get this to work only with beta firmware v6. + Buttons can be programmed to peform any function on HTPC. My remote does not have a page up/ page down button which is useful for navigating long lists. So I programmed the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to perform the page up/ page down function. Cons - Not very beginner friendly The information to correctly setup FLIRC for your remote is strewn across multiple places. For example the main website says "Easy Setup". But there is no link to a setup guide. The FAQ is hidden under the Cross Platform Support page. A lot of information to correctly setup FLIRC is in hidden in the forum posts. There should be troubleshooting guide. The website needs some real reorganization. - Setup is buggy The first time I programmed it, FLIRC would respond to the buttons only intermittently. The down arrow would always work. The up and side arrows worked only some time. I though the dongle was a lemon. I reprogrammed everything and did some unplugging, replugging, restarting etc and everything started working. - Need to find a suitable profile on the remote through trial and error The forum users have mentioned that the Samsung and Panasonic TV profiles work well with the Harmony remote. However, I have an Onkyo remote. I found through trial and error that the Samsung DVD profile worked better than the TV profile. But finding this is a time consuming process. Overall After some initial hiccups, my remote is setup perfectly to have full control over XBMC on my HTPC.
  4. Can you add more payment options to buy the FLIRC dongle. Currently only Paypal is supported. I almost backed out of my preorder as I have had bad experience with paypal before. I understand being able to enter the credit card information directly might be too complicated. But if you could add other options like Amazon payments or Google wallet, you will have most users covered.
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