Sorry me again!
OK so when I used to use LE, I would plug my MCE USB Dongle in and be able to use my Media Center remote natively with the exception of using keymap editor to change a couple of the buttons so they did something else. I’ve never bothered using the remote that came with the devices as they are too basic.
Now using CE I’ve done the same as above and the functionality is as expected. However, I noticed that the range seems to be very limited, after doing a bit of digging, it would appear the dongle is no longer being used but instead the onboard IR - something that never previously worked on LE Krypton. I remember when trying really old builds of Leia on LE that the dongle didnt work at all and I was told to install the crazycat dvb package.
I saw today within addons that I could go into the LE Module Drivers so tested switching to "DVB Drivers for TBS (CrazyCat), this instantly fixed the issue after a reboot and the dongle was used again and the range was good of the remote. However, I am now getting double keypresses as obviously the onboard IR is picking up the signal too. Is there a way of disabling the onboard IR or is it going to be a case of covering up the receiver?