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thespider

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Hi All,

I am new to the forum, and new to Home Theater Setup in general. I have always been into audio and video, but I am learning about a whole new set of standards. I am looking into Universal Remotes for my home theater. I used to have all sony products (TV, AV, DVD), but now I introduced a new brand. A LCD from Insignia for a new TV. My old sony, half the video stopped showing, was a little too much to fix for it's age.

So my question...What universal remote should I purchase?

I have just stumbled upon Learning remotes, and they are genius! I was looking at two from sony:
RM-AX4000
RM-AV2500

Will either of these work with my system?

I choose sony because of brand loyalty, but as I told you, my tv is Insignia, so you can tell my brand loyalty is starting to dwindle. I am considering all brands for a new universal remote and I just want one (and I mean 1) remote to control all functions on all devices.

A little background, I have a Sony STR-DE698 receiver, Insignia NS-27LCD, Sony DVD (forget the model), Tivo Series 2, and a iPod dock from Apple.

I have set up my TV and receiver to route all cables through the STR, except a laptop using vga. Here is a picture (High Res) that shows my connections to the receiver and components.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...2065254&size=l

Please help me choose a new universal remote. Thanks in advance!

Rusty

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Bob McElfresh

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Hi Rusty. Welcome to HTF!

My current favorite brand is Harmony-Logitech. They do a great-job of giving you "action" buttons to set your system to Cable, DVD, Music, HD-PVR, etc with 1 button push. And they even have PVR buttons which most remotes ignore or let you map to other buttons that nobody but you could remember.

I have the 688, but some newer models have come out. Go give them a look or watch the ads because they do tend to go on sale about now.

Hope this helps.
 

Eric Samonte

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Also, check out remotecentral.com (sorry for the outside referral). They would have all the info on all the remotes known to man.
 

thespider

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Thanks for the advice all, I used the Other sites remote picker and found a few that were very cheap and a few that were very expensive. Now I just have to figure out how much I want to budget.

Here is an updated link to my system, because the old one won't work and I can't edit it anymore:

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...2878631&size=l
 

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