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Best Remote Control?
Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:38 PM
For example, my $15 remote (for which I actually paid $1 on clearance) runs circles around harmony. I have over 30 macros in addition to "watch tv". One is a 9 step macro to toggle captions on my 722k. That's impossible on even the top-of-the-line $250 harmony 900. I've added functions that aren't in the harmony database, like discrete PIP side-by-side. I also have 12 devices on my cheap remote, which is impossible on the 300.
Even after the OP got a JP1 programming cable for his remote, his macros are now running faster than any harmony could ever run them (around 10 per second, depending on the complexity of the protocol), and his remote cost $0.
So all I'm saying is the 300 has some limitations like the single macro thing that some may want to watch out for, and that cheaper remotes can be quite capable. Some have many capabilities that not many people are aware of. I hope this thread can open their eyes a little.
Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:31 PM
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
Antennas - CM4228; RS U75-R; coathanger; Funke PSP.1922 (stillin the box); paperclip
Displays: Sony VPH D50Q with HD Fury HDMI input; Hitachi 57F59; Sony Bravia LCD;Sanyo 32" LCD; Panasonic 42" plasma
Sony 80GB PS3; Toshiba HD-DVD
Give me a Finco colinear array and I'll rule the world - HA-HA-HA-HA!
Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:41 PM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:24 AM
My only real complaint with the JP1 remotes was the fact that there was no LCD screen that displayed the name of the special functions I'd programmed into various hard buttons on the remote (like there is on the better harmony remotes). I knew what all the buttons did on my JP1 remote because I programmed them but if someone else picked up the remote I would have to tell them what macros were programmed to what keys.
Edited by apinkel, 18 July 2011 - 08:41 AM.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:03 AM
Hmmm... I use my 722k Dish remote model 20.0 IR to control TV, Sony surround sound and 722k. 4 button pushes turns everything on (AUX, TV, POWER, SAT).
Yes I still keep my 20.0 available because the buttons are larger than the Harmony 300i that to me is a plus.So it all comes down to how I feel today,1 button press,or 4?.