ATI Remote Wonder Control for Mac

ATI Remote Wonder Control for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
September 28, 2004
Price:
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Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.1/10.2/10.3
Total Downloads:
872
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.2.6 or higher
Mac OS X 10.1.5 (supported with version 1.2.1)

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  • 5 stars

    "New Version Available"

    March 02, 2006   |   By CraigP

    Version: ATI Remote Wonder Control 1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    ATI have updated their Remote Wonder software, and are currently up to v2.0.1 (at time of writing).

    Although VersionTracker hasn't been updated with this new version (release on 21/12/05), it is available to download from ATI's website here:

    https://support.ati.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=21318

    I look forward to playing with this lovely device!

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  • 4 stars

    "Works Great, Less Filling"

    October 03, 2004   |   By ddelong

    Version: ATI Remote Wonder Control 1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have not had a problem with this software yet. It works exactly as it should. Good job.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent, with a couple \"but\"s"

    January 13, 2004   |   By Strider72

    Version: ATI Remote Wonder 1.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been using this for controlling VNC and iTunes, and it's been great -- with two exceptions Response is instantaneous, and the controller is extremely customizable. I was trying to do these things for a while with Salling Clicker, but this is Soooo much easier to use I no longer even look at Salling.

    I agree with another poster that a small joystick would be preferable to the "squishpad" that is on the remote, but that is a small complaint considering how useful it is.

    I have two small beefs with the program --
    First, it caused a HARD crash on my G4 when I used the Power button to try to put my computer to sleep. My computer locked up tighter than a drum, forcing me to hold the computer's power button to turn it off and restart. (I have since changed the remote's power button to instead equal pressing Command-Q).

    Two, can anybody explain to me why ATI's programmers saw fit to put their preference pane in the Syatem folder? At most this should be in the Library, if not the user's Library. It installs into /System/Library/PrefPanes/, which really should only be the domain of Apple's own software. In fact, I had thought until now that OS X prevented third-party installers from putting things in there, but I guess not.

    So there are obviously a couple bugs to still work out (some hardware, some software), but overall this is a very well-designed and handy device. Hopefully the 1.2.2 update fixes some of the instability, though it does still install in the System folder, which it should not.

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect with EyeTV"

    January 05, 2004   |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

    Version: ATI Remote Wonder 1.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Just got a bundle of EyeTV with ATI Remote Wonder. It's a perfect match!

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  • 4 stars

    "Works great with EyeTV"

    November 13, 2003   |   By jelloman_1

    Version: ATI Remote Wonder 1.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This will be a long write-up, but since no one has commented on this, I figured what the hey....

    I had the Remote Wonder sitting around from my ATI 9800 All-In-Wonder for the PC. Awesome card, but it turns out I just don't use the AIW part of the card because it doesn't work too well with cable (can't change channels at specified times with my box). I do use EyeTV for all my broadcast TV recording needs since my iBook doesn't use as much power as a PC (and it's quieter too!). Well, I was happy to hear that the newer updates of EyeTV support the Remote Wonder.

    So I went to ATI's web site and downloaded the OS X software (I'm on Panther 10.3.1 on an iBook SE 466). Install was no problem. The ATI install did have a default map for EyeTV, but to be on the safe side, I downloaded and installed the profile from El Gato's web site. A little tweaking with the settings for my personal preferences, and all is good! I can select which shows to watch, switch between the A/V input or the coax input, and control video like my VCR. You could edit the video as well with the remote, but it's a little tricky and easier with a mouse.

    Being that this is an RF remote (as opposed to an infrared = line of sight), you could set up the remote anywhere you want. I attached mine to the side of my EyeTV box and wound the USB cables to a mini hub; makes it easier to connect the devices when I use it.

    There are default mappings for Apple DVD Player, iTunes, Microsoft Powerpoint, Keynote, Quicktime Player, Safari, and Internet Explorer. The settings are accessed via a Preference Pane in System Preferences. Documentation is just an HTML file but I think it was pretty easy to figure out without it; you just select what button does what. Just for kicks I checked to see if USB Overdrive would see it, but it doesn't This is a handy tool when I hook my laptop to the TV. Now I don't need to get up to open files, I can do it with the remote!

    I think it works much better than the Keyspan remote. I don't like that remote primarliy because it is infrared and the feel of the buttons don't feel right either. It is good for portability in case I need a presentation remote, but it's too small for practical use. The ATI Remote Wonder feels lighter than the average remote and the buttons feel sturdier than my cable box remote!

    I've been using it for over a month without any problems or crashes. I can't really point out any problems with the software, though I wish the remote has a little analog stick for mouse cursor control (my Sony WEGA TV has it for going though menus and it just feels right). If you use EyeTV for your PVR and for watching shows, the ATI Rmeote Wonder will fit the bill!

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