use different media center remote

my hauppauge wintv-hvr-1600 comes with a media center remote and a "media center remote control receiver/blaster box".  I don't like the remote - the buttons are too small.  I would like to change remotes.  Is that doable?   Is the "media center remote control receiver/blaster box" a standard MC component?  Can I get a universal remote that will work with it?

I know I should ask Hauppage, but I am interested to know how interchageable these MC components are from the different manufacturers.

thanks,

 

 
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Last updated March 15, 2018 Views 483 Applies to:
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Yes, Media Center remote controls obey to a single standard created by Microsoft, manufacturers get a toolkit in all the WMC languages that allow them to build compatible remotes. Check out your current remote to see if there's any useful custom control that you'd lose if switching to a standard remote from a different manufacturer, but usually the remotes just control Media Center and/or Windows, not a specific TV tuner card, and it's a good idea to ask the old and new manufacturers too.

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