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...for your TV, DVD, VCR, etc....

I have been using this remote for over 10 years now.....Still works great...best learning remote I've ever used.



What do you use?
 

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the crap Scientific Atlanta one that came with my Cable Box.....and in my room - the remote is about the size of my foot(i wear a 13).
 

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Whatever came with the TV, VCR, DVD, etc.

By the way, would one like that work on my girlfriend?? :D :D

(J/K hon, I know you read these! :D )
 

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I have a ton of OneForAll remotes, I like the programmable ones, however the non programmable ones are so good that I rarely miss any of the buttons I have moved and reprogrammed.

My main one is this one, since I can move buttons around, and the number of people that have them and have found out what codes go with functions you want (for example, I can make the PiP button scroll down one page in my DiSH network guide). I have hacked it to add a connector to the computer and can load stuff to it.



http://www.ofausa.com/remote.php?type=URC 8810

The kids get these, and I have one in my bedroom. A little limited but still easy enough and does 99.9% of what you want to do.


These are ones I have around in case. They are a little old, and some of the buttons are worn, but still my favorites.
 

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I have the Logitech Harmony 890. It takes a while to program but it it definatly is nice.
 

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We sell Harmonys at our store. Ya, programming isn't fun, but one-touch to turn everything you need on is nice for the technology impaired. If you've got an a/v receiver, satellite receiver, TV, DVD, VCR, etc., this would be good to use, as even with multiple remotes, if you don't know which ones to turn on and which settings to set, you're screwed.

There still are rich stupid people out there that have no idea what they're doing when they have on of these remotes. That's why they drop $10k on a range and never use it.
 

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One for all URC-8910B02, if the code doesn't exist for you brand/model you can call them up and update it over the phone. Even the unknown brands that are not listed in their "what brands it works with" you can get update for.
<img src=http://www.ofausa.com/remotes/URC8910.jpg>
 

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The Logitec Harmony remotes can learn commands from your old remote. That's a nice thing. So even if they don't have the feature already programmed in, you can program that feature to any button.

Oh, KewlBird. I haven't gotten those subs or my amp hooked up yet. I'm trying to finish the box, but I'll leave you some feedback when I get it done.
 

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They do that through IR? Haven't really looked into universal remotes.

Do they have commands that you can push one button and turns everything on and to the correct settings? The Harmonys will turn your TV on and switch your inputs on your TV or A/V receiver as well, depending on the buttong you push. It's supposed to be dummy proof...but that'll never happen.
 

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They do that through IR? Haven't really looked into universal remotes.

Do they have commands that you can push one button and turns everything on and to the correct settings? The Harmonys will turn your TV on and switch your inputs on your TV or A/V receiver as well, depending on the buttong you push. It's supposed to be dummy proof...but that'll never happen.
Any of the "Learning" remotes you can learn through IR and many of them (but not all of them) have one button power. Some you can even have the remote do volume on the tv and channel on the cable box without switching inputs.
 

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Yeah, even my 4.97 Wal-mart AllForOne remote have a power all option. I put batteries in one of my old oneforalls and pushed the macro buttons. Macro 1 turned on the TV, turned on the DiSH network receiver, put the TV on S-Video in, put the volume at 1/3, and put it on TNT. Macro 2 went in and changed the Sat options from top down to bottom up for the guide channel listings, and put it on my list of channels, macro 3 did the opposite and set it to my wifes list of channels.

I haven't found a reason to use an IR learn type setup since the OneForAlls have such a following that for almost any gear you will find someone who has documented the magic number for the function and the number for the buttons and how to move or to reprogram the button.
 

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Oh yeah, Even the freebie remotes with most set top boxes now adays (made by "universal remote") will do the turn on, change channel/input.
 

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Oh yeah, Even the freebie remotes with most set top boxes now adays (made by "universal remote") will do the turn on, change channel/input.
None of the ones I've seen have done it. However, we're not going to go through it for $55/hour charging the customer. Cheaper for them to buy the Harmony.

At least we're not talking about the full-color LCD Monster remote that controls lighting, and only costs a mere $600. We have sold a few of those. I like the LCD touch-panel audio/video controls myself.
 
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