recommend a remote control

Discussion in 'Accessories, Cables, and Remotes' started by Sathyan, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Sathyan

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    please recommend a sub-$100 remote control

    I need to control the following:
    Receiver - Onkyo TX-SR500
    CD - Music Hall CD25
    SACD/DVDA - Pioneer DV563A
    DVD - Sony DVP-NS315B
    VCR - Panasonic PV-8450
    Tape - Onkyo TA-RW244 (controlled by reciever IR via wire)
    TV - Toshiba 24AF42
    CDR - Harmon Kardon CDR26-Z
    Cable box - General Instruments CFT-2254 (Time-Warner)



    features I'd like:
    universal a/v
    learning
    decent range and power
    macro
    hard buttons

    pc-connectivity good but not required
     
  2. MikeSRC

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    Without PC programmability and 10 device limit (which you're close to) - Home Theater Master MX-500

    With PC programmability and 10 device limit - Home Theater Master MX-500 and IRClone (see www.irclone.com)

    With PC programmability and 20 device limit - Home Theater Master MX-700
     
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    What about the new KAMELEON

    I have the first generation one from Rat Shack, and love it.

    I'm considering asking Santa for the new one and bringing the "old" one upstairs to control my bedroon A/V stuff.

    Alfer
     
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    True, but considering it can be a fraction of the price of some other remotes people around here recommend(I think they go for $69 online), it has plenty of buttons for me. Even mine replicates several of my Directivo buttons.
     
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    Id go with the Mx-500. I just purchased it along with the Kameleon and tried them together. After 24 hours I couldn't stand the Kameleon any longer. It kept coming on when my sub fired, makes a humming hoise (albeit a very distinct one) and is not nearly as customizable as the 500 was. Plus the hard buttons are much easier to memorize so you don't have to look down at the remote. The Kameleon changes screens with each device so the buttons shift for certain functions. I just found it to be annoying. My 2 cents.
     

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