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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition by Maik Schmidt

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Control XBMC Remotely

If you want to use the Pi as a multimedia center in your living room, sooner or later you’ll want a remote control. If you have a modern TV, chances are good that you can control the Pi using your TV’s remote control. Modern TV sets use the HDMI cable not only for transferring video and audio data, but also for transmitting remote-control commands. In this case, your TV set will send remote-control commands automatically to the Raspberry Pi.

If your TV isn’t quite as modern, you can use some special hardware with an infrared dongle,[84] but the easiest method is just to use your smartphone.

Not only does XBMC have add-ons for managing your multimedia files, it also allows you to install web interfaces for controlling ...

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