Does the new Media Remote work well with Media Center Extender?

The new Media Remote ( doesn't specify that it works with Media Center Extender.  Obviously you could use the built-in A,B,X,Y buttons to control Media Center, but those buttons are so confusing and unintuitive.  I'd buy the remote if I knew that it had controls that make sense (e.g. hit the FF button to fast forward, the Skip button to skip forward, the Menu button to go to the Media Center menu, etc).  Does anyone know how well this remote works with Media Center Extender?


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 5 Applies to:

Cool, I'm glad we had this talk.

From what I can tell, your probably better off with the old style remote. If someone doesn't confirm by the time I get ahold of one myself, I'll check it out and let you know. I don't think the menu button brings up MC.

Cool, thanks.  I'm not so much concerned with opening Media Center as I am with the playback controls once in Media Center.