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Topic: OT Univeral remote, (7 msgs / 150 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Ann,
You mentioned universal remotes. A while back I got a Sony Remote
Control - RMVL600 that I like pretty well, except I was hoping for a
slow motion button for my Sony VCR (that button doesn't work on the
VCR remote). All in all it works pretty well. It can handle up to 8
components, and I think I have six now and am not anticipating getting
others. I like this one because you can put it nose-to-nose with
another remote and it can learn individual button functions from the
other remote.
If you don't mind saying, I was wondering what type of universal
remotes you got....  and why you chose that kind.
Thanks,
Brian
On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 6:55 PM, an iconoclast  wrote:
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2) From: an iconoclast
On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Hi Brian,
The Sony RMVL600 is the one I bought, too...I mean the six I bought!  I paid
less than $20 a piece including shipping through JR.com and using Google
checkout.  It's a great remote!  It was able to learn from the corresponding
component remote every command I needed. I programmed the buttons to match
my DVR functions as I the code match wasn't perfect. I used the
digital/analog button to "page up" and the twin view to "page down", the
tools button for "list of programs recorded" etc. I love that I could
program all sound to come from the amp. I used one of the system control
buttons to power on the amp, then the TV and another to turn on the amp,
change mode to CD and then turn on the CD player.
We spent years using 2-3 remotes for different functions and was unwilling
to pay over $100 for Logitech like my son did. And if there is every a code
the Sony doesn't have, he can get the code for his Logitech and the RMVL600
can learn from his remote.
I love new hardware!
Take care,
Ann
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3) From: Dennis
I have the Harmony 1000 remote and I love it!
I just hook it up to the computer and type in what components I have, it 
syncs and I'm good... (you can go in a add more specific settings like 
the slow-mo if they are not in the default) expensive but it eliminates 
every other remote I have
Dennis
soaking up the warm Caribbean sun...all winter long
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Interesting, Ann, that we should have chosen the same remote, from
separate sources (I bought 2 Krups Moka Brews from JR.com, so I am
familiar with them too).
The only thing I haven't figured out is how to program the volume to
the amp (pre-amp in my case) when the DVD player is selected. The
default is TV volume and I haven't been able to figure out how to
change it.
Thanks for your response.
brian
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5) From: Michael Dhabolt
Dennis,
Good hearing from you.  I was wondering if the typical skimmer short
term memory had erased this list.  Or could it be the diving - make at
least a partial bubble head out of you yet.
I got the Logitech Harmony 520 and love it. Editing and changing
functions etc. is a snap with the PC program - I can't imagine any
necessary flexibility beyond what it has, you can even do custom
'macros'.  Just have to get used to keeping it pointed at the
equipment until the program is seen by all the machines.
Quaffing shots of Brazil YB, IMV and the huge bean Sumatra (can't
remember the name right now ..... short term memory? ).  Absolutely
huge taste.
Mike (just plain)
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6) From: Ira
At 04:07 PM 12/13/2008, you wrote:
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I've set up 2 of the Logitech Harmonys. Really nice but if you want 
absolute control, not quite the correct answer.  But my wife can use 
the hi fi/Tivo/TV/DVD and she couldn't quite do it with the 7 or so 
remotes it required before that.
Ira
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7) From: Michael Irrera
Count me as another satisfied Harmony (880) user. It's changed my  
life, and that's not entirely hyperbole (but maybe kind of sad)
-AdkMike
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