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Question about MX-450
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Post 1 made on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 08:29
Lou222
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I currently have an MX-650 which I love, but my wife doesn't. She has a hard time with the "select" button which is molded in one piece with the 4 way cursor buttons. When she tries to hit select, her finger often slips and hits the cursor buttons instead.

So my question is: Is the select button a seperate button on the 450. If so, I may ugrade to this remote.

Thanks for the info.
Post 2 made on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 08:36
goldenzrule
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The MX-450's select button is separate, and it is also slightly raised over the directional buttons. This makes for MUCH easier use in this regards. The issue your wife experiences is a big reason why we would upgrade everyone during the sales process to a MX-850 back in the days. That remote has the separate button as well.
OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 09:03
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Thanks for the info. One more question if I may, I have read on a few reviews that the 450 tends to fall apart if it is dropped. My 650 has been dropped a few times and I never had a problem. Is this something to be concerned about?
Post 4 made on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 21:40
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On July 24, 2012 at 09:03, Lou222 said...
Thanks for the info. One more question if I may, I have read on a few reviews that the 450 tends to fall apart if it is dropped. My 650 has been dropped a few times and I never had a problem. Is this something to be concerned about?

I would not recommend dropping any remote, but with that said, it's a durable remote. I have one that I use in my basement theater since I had it laying around. It just fell off my stomach and onto the floor with no problems caused. I think you have nothing to worry about.
Post 5 made on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 02:49
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I will say it, the 450 is nowhere near as durable as the mx500/600/650/700/800/850 and 980 designs. A drop on hard flooring services has about a 50% chance of cracking the case and having the plastic screen protector fall out.

I would heavily recommend going to the mx780 over the 450 (for the extra $50), having the power of computer programmability alone is worth it (not sure how I'd rate the 780's durability it feels better built then the 450...but I don't have enough in the field to comment yet).
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Post 6 made on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 07:45
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Move the select button functionality to the enter key in lower right. Unless of cause you're already using it for something else.
Post 7 made on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 10:40
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The MX-980 is somewhat "fragile," mores than earlier models in the HTM range. Note I put it in quotes, it's still relatively durable, but it's not bullet-proof and it's not as robust as many other remotes out there, while being far more robust than others (like low end Harmony models which frankly don't rank well compared to $5 remotes)

First you have the paint which starts to show wear after only a few months of gentle use.

The case will quite easily pop open on one corner after a modest drop onto a hardwood floor. Easy enough to snap back together.

The motion-sensor after a couple of these drops has a decent chance of no longer perfuming as it used to. The only way to light up the screen on my MX-980 without pushing a button now is to shake it quite vigorously. Mere tilting and gentle motion will not register - it used to.

The rubber USB cover is going to degrade if used often. This won't affect most people because their remotes will be programmed by the CI very infrequently, or perhaps only once.

The plastics used are as robust as pretty much anything out there, but ABS and Polycarbonate are used in remotes and other products at all price levels, so this isn't much of a surprise.
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