FLIRC is a small infrared device that connects to a Set-Top Box USB interface, enables you to control with the remote or keyboard media playback of your media center preferred. In particular, FLIRC is compatible with XBMC and consequently can be used with Linux on device integrated.
The receiver is not limited to the Set-Top Box: indeed, the primary purpose is another. Allows you to connect your TV screen to the computer and control the playback from the remote control of XBMC. If desired, you can directly monitor maintain – even with the laptop. It is not very different from the normal IR receivers, in fact.
The peculiarity of FLIRC is design oriented explicitly to media center . The product is fairly new, so there are compatibility problems with some keyboards and remote controls. The price is $ 24.95: ships in Italy wanders around $ 16.95. Combined with a Home Theatre PC (HTPC) with Linux can make sparks.
via XBMC Blog