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This looks like a good replacement remote

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by mikek, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. mikek

    mikek Godfather

    May 17, 2007
    Model number OARP05S.

    It looks like a good cheap replacement universal remote. I haven't used one yet, but it has the colored buttons, similar (maybe better) button layout and it has lots of extra buttons to program other things like slowmo, skip to tick.

    It is also JP1 compatible.

    Has anyone used this remote?


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  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I swear it looks like one that's provided with Motorola cable boxes through Comcast.
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I'm moving this to the Misc. Equipment forum as well.
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    For me, the transport buttons should be where my thumb lands as a result of holding it in balance. The transport buttons get used far and away the most with my system. This one almost looks like it is meant to be two-handed.
  5. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    I haven't used one yet, but it's the twin of the RCA RCRP05B which is $20 at best buy (same signature, so they're identical inside). Looks like one of the best JP1 remotes for DirecTV aside from the atlas (also pictured below). The radio shack 15-134 is also a good JP1 remote for DirecTV (pictured beside the RCA below). The 15-133 beside it is a backlit version of the 15-134 with fewer buttons. A new backlit atlas can usually be found on ebay for around $8 shipped. But it's not learning like the other 2. My favorite non-JP1 D* replacement is the harmony xbox 360 (beside the atlas). My refurb 360 was $30, but I haven't seen a deal like that in a while. Finally the harmony 700 and 510 are the newest and most expensive of the bunch and are very nice remotes, although limited to only 6 and 5 devices respectively.

    EDIT: The harmony 600 and 650 are new 5 device remotes (not pictured) priced lower than the 6 device 700.

    I agree with harsh on placement of transport keys. In that regard the radio shacks, atlas and 360 fit the bill.

    (From left to right: RCA, 15-134, 15-133, Atlas, 360, 700 and 510. Pictures aren't to scale)
  6. dorfd1

    dorfd1 Icon

    Jul 15, 2008
    ask a cable subscriber

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