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Acoustic Research XSight: Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Aug 28, 2009 #41 of 305
    Mike Bertelson

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    I’ve been saving my quarters, dimes, and nickels...literally saving my change...and I now have enough. I’m bleepin’ getting’ one. :D

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  2. Aug 28, 2009 #42 of 305
    mogulman

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    Maybe I should go back to Bestbuy and buy one for review... just for the notoriety. :)
     
  3. Aug 28, 2009 #43 of 305
    mdavej

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    As bad as I want one, and try as I might, I just can't bring myself to spend more on my remote than I did on the DVR it would control, no matter how cool it is. Sadly, my $29 refurb harmony 360 is doing all I need :crying_sa . I am looking forward to some reviews though.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2009 #44 of 305
    RunnerFL

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    Does Best Buy have them? I can't find them on their site.

    If so I'd buy one on the way home...
     
  5. Aug 28, 2009 #45 of 305
    armophob

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    Has anyone found a list of supported device manufacturers? Before I make the leap, it needs to be able to run Escient and Sunfire.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    It can also learn any commands from your original remotes too.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2009 #47 of 305
    armophob

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    Yea, but damn. That could be 100-200 keys for the Sunfire alone. :)
     
  8. Aug 28, 2009 #48 of 305
    mdavej

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    I have no idea what a sunfire is, but I wouldn't try using any universal remote to control anything with 200 buttons. I think the xsight and similar harmony's have something like 6 commands per page, so that's over 30 pages of buttons. It would take forever to do anything. Not worth the effort.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2009 #49 of 305
    Mike Bertelson

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    Stuart Sweet

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    I'm surprised none of you has one already!
     
  12. Aug 28, 2009 #52 of 305
    TheRatPatrol

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    We were all waiting for your review. :grin:
     
  13. Aug 28, 2009 #53 of 305
    Stuart Sweet

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    I appreciate the vote of confidence, but as my press contact is ignoring me, it might be a little late in coming ;)
     
  14. Aug 28, 2009 #54 of 305
    RunnerFL

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    If there were somewhere local to me that I could pick one up I would but no one has confirmed that they can be found at Best Buy and Best Buy does not list them on their website.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2009 #55 of 305
    Mike Bertelson

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    I thought the RC-500 was a relabled MX-500.

    I believe the TGP-401 uses a relabled MX-700

    Although, I could be wrong. :grin:

    Mike
     
  16. Aug 28, 2009 #56 of 305
    bonscott87

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    If you don't have multiple equipment to control then a universal remote may not be for you.

    My wife thought the same as you and though I was nuts spending $250 on our first MX-500 10 years ago but she agrees to this day it was the best money we ever spent (have since replaced with an MX-700 which is now getting old with massive use).

    Replacing 8 remotes with 1 remote that controls everything.....priceless!
     
  17. Aug 28, 2009 #57 of 305
    mdavej

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    It's not that I don't need a universal. Quite the contrary. I couldn't live without it. I've got 10 devices, 12 activities and several sequences on my harmony (even more on my JP1 remotes in other rooms), which replaced 2 drawers full of remotes. My point is the cheap universal I have does everything I need, including RF. Although I'd really like a shiny new toy, beyond that, I just can't think of a compelling reason to spend more money.

    My sig is a little misleading as it only has stuff directly related to watching tv. It doesn't include my home automation, cameras, switches, htpc/media server, game consoles, etc. I'd go nuts without a good universal remote.
     
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    armophob

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    I just looked up mx-500 on remotecentral.com. You are correct that is what I have. I am pretty blown away that this thing has a 13 page rave review and after initial system setup, I basically just use it to change input sources and volume control. Too bad it does not have rf capability.
     
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    Yes sir, also confirmed on page 22 of the owners manual.

     

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