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Universal remote suggestions, around $30


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Jared_C

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Posted January 25 2003 - 10:58 AM

i just got my sony str-de845 receiver (used), which didn't come with a remote. I am looking for suggestions on a good cheap universal remote that i could use for my receiver. So far, i have found the sony rm-vL700. Anyone have a remote they particularly like that is in this price range?

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Bob McElfresh

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Posted January 25 2003 - 12:11 PM

The One-For-All Cinema 7 is legendary for it's power (it has macro keys, will learn from other remotes, etc.). It sells for $25 at Best Buy and I've seen it for $19 at Longs Drugs.

If you go to www.remotecentral.com you will find pages of info dedicated to this remote. You can even buy a $15 adaptor cable that lets you hook it up to your computer to program it. (It uses spreadsheets and some odd procedures, but it works). Thats how popular this remote is: people have built cables/software to play with all it's features.

Hope this helps.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Jared_C

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Posted January 25 2003 - 01:45 PM

thanks for the advice bob, i am comparing two remotes currently, one which is rca and one which is one-for-all. here are the links below. they both come out to around $30 shipped. links below
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   JohnnyG

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Posted January 27 2003 - 11:08 AM

The URC8810 basically replaces the Cinema7. The 8910 adds an LCD display and a somewhat nicer key layout. The 9910 is the RF version and comes with an RF receiver/IR blaster.

For the Canadians in the crowd, the models are URC8811/URC8911/URC9911.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Dennis Heller

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Posted January 28 2003 - 01:23 AM

http://www.radioshac......5Fid=15-2116

I've had a couple Radio Shack remotes, and they're quite good. I had the previous version of this one and it was excellent. Controls everything you want, and almost every button can learn.
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Jared_C

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Posted January 28 2003 - 02:30 AM

is anyone here actually using a universal remote with a sony receiver? if so what receiver and what remote?

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Chris Cancienne

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Posted January 28 2003 - 02:36 AM

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is anyone here actually using a universal remote with a sony receiver? if so what receiver and what remote?


I am...I have a DE685 and using the Sony VL1000 remote. Love the remote! Easy to configure/program, just takes a little time. With shipping it will set you back about $60 at etronics.com
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