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from a quick glance at the page it looks to be compatible with the MCE remote
you can probably find just the receiver on eBay, or you can try ordering a replacement receiver from MS
if you feel like the engineering type you can actually buy the chips and make an IR board that is compatible with the MCE remote software.
A lot more work, more so if you don't have any experience with such projects, but it would probably only cost a few dollars. If you feel up to it let me know I'll find a link to the info