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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Andrew Sleight, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. Andrew Sleight

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    I have a very simple HT setup which I have installed over the last few days. Now I am getting greif from the Domestic Goddess on how to simply control it all and not have to use all the different controllers.

    The new receiver is a Pioneer 712 and has the ability to control other devices. The issue is:

    My video is a NEC (possibly rebadged LG) and does not appear on the code list sheet for the receiver[​IMG]
    My analogue Pay TV box is inbranded as it is provided by the cable company
    My projector is LG and does not appear on the code list for the receiver [​IMG]

    The next model up in the Pioneer range is 812 features a programable remote control.

    Do you think I should return the 712 and get a 812? (difference approx $140) This would also give me 6.1

    OR

    Should I go buy a programable remote control?

    Suggestions? Comments? Brands and models?

    Many thanks

    Andrew
     
  2. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    6.1 and a programmable remote for $140 sounds like a no-brainer [​IMG]

    a decent programmable remote will set you back a hundred or more - Prontos (which are really good) will cost $200+. check out http://www.remotecentral.com/
     
  3. Andrew Sleight

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    What about any budget model programable remotes with learning ability. Something around $50 to $100.

    Anyone have any feedback on the RadioShack Kameleon All-for-One remote control?
     
  4. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    Andrew, check this thread here - it just so happens we were discussing it. someone talks about the kameleon 8-in-1 as well (I was going to order it, but thought the battery life would present some hassles in the long run)
     
  5. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Andrew,

    Here a few recent threads where some of the various remote controls have been discussed:

    Thread #1


    Thread #2
     
  6. John Robert

    John Robert Stunt Coordinator

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    Try the Harmony remotes. First one that my wife and kids have used sucessfully with our HT. The remotes are activity oriented, such as "watch a DVD". There is even a help function...

    John
     

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