Logitech Harmony One. Period.
Agreed with one stipulation. Macro'ed commands are sluggish as heck. For example switching from DVR/Sat to DVD playback can take 2-3 seconds after selection from the touch screen.qwsxz said:Logitech Harmony One. Period.
Very true, nothing compares to the power and customization of the pronto remotes.rudeney said:If you don't have an aversion to touch screen remotes, you might look into the Pronto. You can program your layout any way you want. We have an HR20 and an H20 in the HT cabinet feeding a TV in the living room and one on the back porch. My wife absolutely could not use our system without it. Instead of having to look for small labels on gray or black buttons, I have her remote with color-coded buttons. I also use various backgrounds so she can tell which TV and which receiver (or DVD player) she is controlling. I also have screens with floor plans of the house for controlling lights.
You should be able to pickup a color TSU7000 with RF extender for under $300. Grayscale (TSU3000) versions are half that price. While I know many people complain about the lack of tactile feedback on a touch screen, having the ability to design and label things the way want cannot be beat.
Actually, you can control the durations of pause between events. Logitech has them very padded to ensure devices respond to one command before the next one, but they are user adjustable in the Harmony software.rahlquist said:Agreed with one stipulation. Macro'ed commands are sluggish as heck. For example switching from DVR/Sat to DVD playback can take 2-3 seconds after selection from the touch screen.
The Harmony 890 is not too bad, though far from cheapTom Robertson said:DIRECTV style RF is a requirement for me. Unfortunately, the last I looked, the only universal remotes that handle RF are VERY expensive.
Not sure which you have, but, see release note 2, got the RC64 working my oppo...Grentz said:If they could just add my Oppo DVD Player I would be all set!
I looked at the Radio Shack 15-134 but rejected it because it was a 5 device remote. You say it can control up to 8 devices if programed from my PC. Could you explain how that could be done? Does it currently have a JP1 connection? Would it be possible to add a JP1 connection to the URC R6?mdavej said:Radio shack 15-134 for $30 (link in my signature). Get a JP1 cable to program it from your PC. Write macros to your heart's content up to 15 steps each (I think harmony is limited to 5). Out of the box, it's a 5 device remote, but can do 8 if you program it from your PC. Very capable little remote for the money, with the button layout and colored buttons you want. Heck, you could even buy a bluray player with the money you saved.
I wish they would add that to mine! I have the 971H, which is actually the model up from the 970HD, and yet they did not add that featurecjever19 said:Not sure which you have, but, see release note 2, got the RC64 working my oppo...
I bought one of these several years ago to control my HDTV, cable box, DVD player, laserdisc player, VCR and A/V receiver (and I paid north of $100 for it at the time). It was a great remote but eventually a piece came loose inside and the screen light no longer worked. I ordered another one and "cloned" the first one, then decided to keep the original remote around so that the wife and I wouldn't fight over the remotes - we'd each have our own. Nowadays, the remotes control my HDTV, satellite receiver/DVR, DVD player, Blu-Ray player, DVD-burner and A/V receiver (all of which are different models than the ones I started with, testament to the learning features of that remote). In addition, when I put another HDTV and satellite receiver/DVR in the upstairs loft, I got another MX-500 to control those two. A bit of overkill perhaps, but my wife doesn't have to learn the layout of a different remote when she's watching that set.dkeeton09 said:I went with the Universal Remote Control MX-500. You can't program it from your pc, but it is super easy to setup, has a perfect DVR layout, and is only about $70 on Amazon.