Samsung T150 and MX500

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  1. Jeff O.

    Jeff O. Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know if the Home Theater Master MX500 will control a Samsung SIR T150 without having to learn the commands? I have an opportunity to buy an SIR T150 cheap, but there is no remote. Samsung wants $110.00 for the replacement remote and for that price I figured I would see if a universal remote has a device code for it.
     
  2. Phil A

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    You might want to look at www.remotecentral.com. I have the Samsung and use a Pronto with no problem. I believe it also worked with my old Home Theater Master (it was based on SL-9000 but made for another component) that I had a while back. I'm sure there are other people who have them and would have no problem letting you borrow a remote. If you brought it into a Best Buy with a Samsung 160, they might even let you program a remote.
     
  3. Jeff O.

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    Phil,
    Thanks a alot for the help. I was also considering the Pronto. I found a CCF file for the T150 at remotecentral that I guess should work. I am just not sure if I would like a touch screen remote, I like hard buttons (although I have never used a touch screen). As far as borrowing a remote, I was just afraid that I might lose everything when changing the batteries or something and it would be much easier if I got a remote that had the code already in it.
    Jeff
     
  4. Phil A

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    Jeff, be happy to help further if you need something. I hear what you are saying about hard buttons, but you can't change how those read. With the Pronto I can add a button and put anything I want in a particular screen, i.e., instead of input nos. my front projector selector now has DVD, LD, VCR, HDTV, likewise my pre/pro screen now lists what sources are attaced and on my DVD screen I can control the preamp volume, surround mode, etc. The best part is that I have it on my hard drive with a back-up CD-RW so I don't have to worry about losing things except for a huge disaster. You will like the Samsung unit. I use it in my main system and in my bedroom system (controlled via Radio Shack pyramid RF device) on the other side of the wall via 'S' video (so I get 480i) and via a digital connection (converted the optical to digital and when I finish my basement I have RCAs going down there so I can use the composite video and analog outs on that system.
     
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  6. Jeff O.

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    Thanks again for all the help.

    Phil, just to make sure. If I downloaded a CCF file for the T150 from remote central, that includes the IR codes needed, correct? That way I wouldn't lose them. And by the way, I am dieing to try HDTV and I have heard the Samsung is good.

    Ted, I currently use the One for all remote. No matter what I try, whenever I change batterys, I lose all of my key mappings and advanced codes. The MX500 must be better at that than the One for all.

    Jeff
     
  7. Ted Lee

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    hey jeff -
    yeah, i currently own the mx-500 (luh-ove it!) and it definitely keeps it's settings.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Phil A

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    Jeff, would assume so. My Pronto Files are all ".ccf" and when I make changes I am able to up and download them.
     
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    May I ask where you're picking the Samsung up from? If it's a public sale, I may be interested in getting one myself.
     
  10. Jeff O.

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    Jeff,
    Sorry, its the last display model at a local outfit.
     
  11. GregoriusM

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    The MX-500 will keep your customization - codes, macros, programming - for 5 years without batteries, so you certainly don't have to worry!

    ... Greg (See me in the HTM forum on Remote Central and say Hi! :) )
     
  12. Kort Barlow

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    Is the remote required for this unit or can all commands be done from the chasis?
     

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