Outlaw 950 "mini-beta" Remote test

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  1. RAF

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    I received a surprise package from The Outlaws this weekend - a fully functional final Remote for the 950. It looks like the pictures that have been circulating and is obviously based on the Universal SL9000 or SL8000, but without the LCD display.
    It works very nicely and apparently has most if not all of the functionality of an SL9000/8000. I said "apparently" because we still await the final manual from Outlaw on the 950 (and, I would think, the remote as well). In the interim I downloaded the manual for the SL9000 from the universal remotes site here but without an LCD panel on the Outlaw remote I can't easily program it as per the manual since so many features rely on the LCD panel for visual indications. (I did program in some punch through volume controls as per instructions in the manual without the luxury of the LCD display and this worked.)
    With limited time this weekend I didn't get to run the remote through all its paces other than to check to see if you could control all of the 950's functions. In this regard it does a very good job and is better than the "temporary" remote that came with the beta unit.
    Now that the remote is here I would hope that the 950 can't be too far behind. (My remarks, not any "official" word from Outlaw.)
     
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    Are there discrete codes for power on and off? How about discrete codes for sound modes? Single buttons/codes for power on/off and cycling through sound modes are inconvenient and inefficient when you have a tool as powerful as the Pronto/RC5000.
     
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    So the lack of an LCD screen looks like it might be as impactful as it sounds. I had the SL-9000 as my remote for a long time, and I was wondering how they were going to do learning without the LCD. Maybe the outlaw remote manual will be explain things better, and offer work-arounds. I guess it's a good excuse to shop for a new remote. [​IMG]
     
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    brian,
    I hope that the manual clarifies things. I already own a Pronto and even with the mock up remote I was able to program in all the major functions to integrate the 950 with all my HT macros with no problem. To me the fact that the 950's remote is programmable (I'm still not clear as to whether it's a learning remote or the non-learning SL8000) is just icing on the cake.
     
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    Any inside news upcoming on the 950 tuner?
     
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    I really hope that its "Rejoice, for its the Ides of March" rather than "Beware the Ides of March" ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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