Radio Shack 15-2104 vs Cinema 7

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  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Anyone pick up RS's new remote, was just released today. I've had it with 4 remotes, no volume push through, and want to try out a macro for the first time. It seems the C7 is the more popular one but the 15-1994 has a passionate cult following.
     
  2. Dave Gilbert

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    The 15-1994 has been discontinued, the 2104 is it's replacement. Most stores should still have the 1994 in stock at a reduced price. Consider me part of the 15-1994 cult. I would recommend this remote to anybody.
     
  3. Jay_E

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    I have both the C7 and the RS 15-1994. Both are excellent remotes and each has advantages/disadvantages:

    Cinema 7:

    Pros - smaller size (easy to use/hold with one hand), supports newer devices, has DVD button, still available.

    Cons - no back light, no JP1 connector (must solder in header)

    RS 15-994:

    Pros - good back lighting, JP1 connector built-in, built-in X10 support

    Cons - does not directlty support newer devices, discontinued (hard to find), larger size (bulky?)

    If you can live without back lighting and you don't plan on using the JP1 stuff then the C7 is probably the best choice. Otherwise, I recommend the RS 15-1994.

    Jay
     
  4. Dave Gilbert

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    The 15-1994 also has a much better button layout and shape. The Cinema 7 looks too much like a toy for my tastes.
     
  5. RobertCharlotte

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    I can confirm that the 1994 is still available, though you may have to ask. A couple of weeks ago I found 2 available in my area by asking the sales clerk if he had one "in the back somewhere." He checked his computer and found 2 in town. For just $19.99, yet.

    Sadly, my 1994 experience was not satisfying as it didn't support my Kenwood VR-507 and I wasn't interested in dealing with the JP1 programming stuff, so I returned it.
     

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