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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   themow

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Posted February 15 2012 - 02:49 PM

I have a pioneer VSX26-TX and I need a remote. Pioneer wants tons of money for the remote model #axd7212 and I might as well buy a new receiver considering its age. Im wondering if I can use any type of universal remote that will enable me get through the menus etc of the receiver.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted February 16 2012 - 07:44 AM



Originally Posted by themow 

I have a pioneer VSX26-TX and I need a remote. Pioneer wants tons of money for the remote model #axd7212 and I might as well buy a new receiver considering its age. Im wondering if I can use any type of universal remote that will enable me get through the menus etc of the receiver.


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While I can't speak for that specific model, I have used universal remotes on LOTS of Pioneer gear (including receivers) in the past without any problems.  You will just need to decide if you want a super basic universal remote, or if its time to step up to a Harmony or similar easy to use Universal remote to make it easier to use your entire system.  Since you are going to do it, I would do it right.    Then again if you don't have HDMI switching and having a universal remote isn't a priority you may want to look at stepping up to a newer receiver.




#3 of 5 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted February 16 2012 - 01:40 PM

I have that same receiver (no, I won't sell you the remote) and I doubt you will find a fully functional universal model anywhere short of a Harmony One, but at least you can use that if you upgrade.

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Posted February 17 2012 - 09:56 AM

I checked a couple of places last night and they were both $128. For my 23txh I'm using a remote from an old 1014 that I bought on ebay for $28. Good for everday use but it doesn't control everything It's good for power on/off, volume menu/setup and surround modes, among other things. But it doesn't work for the MCACC presets or Audio/Video Parameters. I bet a remote from a slightly newer receiver would control most everything on the vsx-26. Their plentifull on ebay. Just keep looking.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted February 23 2012 - 01:14 PM

I programmed my comcast remote to control power and volume and thats all I need. I only use it for stereo anyway. Its now having that famous dsp board issue that many of these units had. I do want a new rec with HDMI switching but Im very used to the sound quality from this unit and I know that a new receiver is going to be pricey if im looking for that type of quality.