Best Remote For Home Theater

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  1. mistercheeks

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    Hi, I was looking for some advice. Im setting up a new home theater system using ir extenders and all the equipment is in the closet. Just wondering what the best universal remote is ,for this setup? Like most of you i only want to use one remote....also im going to be using a HDMI matrix switch and again which universal remote will work well,with this setup.Thank you :)
     
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    The one that controls the components you bought.
    Want macros? Buy one with macros.
    Need it to light up so you can see it at night? Buy one that lights up.
    If you haven't bought your AVR yet, you can buy an Onkyo NR818, or up, and you probably won't need an aftermarket remote.
     
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    Nice, I'll check out that receiver . So also i should of mentioned i have not bought a receiver as of yet.
     
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    ohhhh that receiver is $1000 ...LOL.. i'd hope that sucker has a all-in-one remote...if i have the money ill go that way but if not still open for advice..Thanks again!!!
     
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    Well most people, on here, are going to suggest a remote like this one...
    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Universal-Remote-Touchscreen/dp/B009EIUH6G/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353220843&sr=1-4&keywords=universal+remote
    The "vast majority" of people don't need that much remote. If you have a projector and a motorized screen with remote controlled lighting...sure.
    But if you just have the components...use the one that comes with the AVR. A $600 AVR, add $250 that you would have spent on a remote...to the AVR...and you'll more than likely get a good enough remote.
     
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    Ive always liked not having to look at my remote when pressing buttons, so big well-spaced buttons have always been my preference. I also like the ability to turn any remote I own into an RF remote, this allows you to replace any AA or AAA battery with an RF transmitter, works awesome. Ive used this remote for years, learns anything Ive ever thrown at it.
     
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    I have the Logitech 1100, and I love it
     
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    Pretty much any Logitech Harmony Remote will do. Just pick the one that has the features, button placement, and price point that appeal to you.
     

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