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#41 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:45 AM

Anaheim Fry's says it's in stock. I wish I had the money this week.

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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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

First person to get it running: if you publish a review in a separate thread, I'll make a big fuss on the front page, I promise.


Maybe I should go back to Bestbuy and buy one for review... just for the notoriety. :)

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:42 AM

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.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:26 AM

Maybe I should go back to Bestbuy and buy one for review... just for the notoriety. :)


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

If so I'd buy one on the way home...
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:29 AM

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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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:02 PM

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

It can also learn any commands from your original remotes too.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:05 PM

It can also learn any commands from your original remotes too.


Yea, but damn. That could be 100-200 keys for the Sunfire alone. :)

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:28 PM

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.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:39 PM

Yea, but damn. That could be 100-200 keys for the Sunfire alone. :)

Doesn't a Sunfire come with an MX-500?

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EDIT: http://www.audaud.co...?ArticleID=6242

Edited by Mike Bertelson, 28 August 2009 - 12:40 PM.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:55 PM

Doesn't a Sunfire come with an MX-500?

Mike

EDIT: http://www.audaud.co...?ArticleID=6242


My Sunfire TG-5 came with a RC-500. It is a learning remote, but I use the RF on my DVR's

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:05 PM

I'm surprised none of you has one already!
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:06 PM

I'm surprised none of you has one already!

We were all waiting for your review. :grin:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:08 PM

I appreciate the vote of confidence, but as my press contact is ignoring me, it might be a little late in coming ;)
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:15 PM

I'm surprised none of you has one already!


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.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:21 PM

My Sunfire TG-5 came with a RC-500. It is a learning remote, but I use the RF on my DVR's

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:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:33 PM

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.


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!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:50 PM

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!

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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Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:54 PM

DirecTV RF confirmed on another forum.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:32 PM

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


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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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:32 PM

DirecTV RF confirmed on another forum.

Yes sir, also confirmed on page 22 of the owners manual.

DIRECTV® RF
The Xsight™ Touch remote can control DIRECTV® satellite receivers with RF capability even when the satellite receiver is hidden in a closed cabinet or in a different room. The Xsight™ Touch can control DIRECTV® receivers with RF capability without using the ARRE433B RF extender.






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