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Recommendations for a universal remote control?

By LookinAround
Aug 2, 2010
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  1. I'm looking for any info / comments / recommendations for a Universal Remote Control
    • Which one do you use and what are the features you like?
    • I'm thinking would be a plus (not required) if it were illuminated
    • I also understand some remotes can be programmed from your PC? And/or you can save its settings in a backup file? That would be a great feature for me. Whether
      > To be able to easily re-program it for any reason
      > To easily program a second, identical unit if I want to
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    bump???????
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I'd be interested too. :D
     
  4. lpmjames

    lpmjames TS Rookie Posts: 148

  5. lpmjames

    lpmjames TS Rookie Posts: 148

  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Thats nice, though I'm not wanting to spend quite so much. lol.

    New GPU and psu first., and keyboard. :D
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Thanks for that info lpmjames. I probably won't review the product info till sometime next month when i'll probably be ready to buy (and @Leeky: i've also been surprised at some of the Universal Remote prices. Ouch!)

    As info for the thread, I'll post some info provided by a friend who has this Universal Remote MX-850 model
    > He loves it (tho it felt a bit big in my hand for me)
    > He says it has support for most electronics gear for auto programming on your PC

    And added point i;ve learned: Be sure to consider if you want an Infra-red (IR) vs. Radio Frequency (RF) based remote
    > IR is pretty much line-of-sight vs. RF which is longer range and can penetrate furniture (and even walls)

    For my situation, RF is what i want because: I want to see if i can connect ONE Tivo to TWO different TVs (one on each side of a shared wall)
    > That would allow me to only buy or rent one Tivo (instead of needing two)
    > And i can use the same remote to control the Tivo (even when i'm watching the TV in other room) :)
     

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