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Difference between MRF250 & MRF260?
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Post 1 made on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 08:40
videobruce
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What is the difference between these two RF base stations other than appearance and the 260 being newer?
I have read a lot of negative comments with the 250.
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Post 2 made on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 10:21
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the biggest difference is that the 250 is junk, and the 260 is less junk, but still junk.

go with the mrf350
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Post 3 made on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 11:16
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On July 18, 2018 at 10:21, Duct Tape said...
the biggest difference is that the 250 is junk, and the 260 is less junk, but still junk.

go with the mrf350

I fully expected you to say the difference is 10
Post 4 made on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 10:14
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260 is much less susceptible to interference than the old 250.

Many see issues with the 260 also, but it seems some regions or some setups are more interference prone than others. I personally have dozens of 260s working in the field, so ymmv. I also only had occasional issues with the 250. Moving the base station around is occasionally needed, then it's good to go.

The 350 has 6 emitter outputs vs. 4; it has a separate antenna that makes it a better bet for many setups.
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Post 5 made on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 11:21
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MRF-250= Wideband RF (worked with mostly older models, now discontinued)

MRF-260= Narrowband (works with all current models)
Post 6 made on Saturday July 21, 2018 at 02:53
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Also the mrf 250 has 6 emitter outputs while the mrf-260 only has 4, but 2 of those 4 outputs are adjustable. And lastly if I remember correctly the outputs on the mrf-250 are smaller than the standard 3.5 mono jacks that most ir and rf systems use.
Post 7 made on Saturday July 21, 2018 at 10:17
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On July 21, 2018 at 02:53, Andrew 2 said...
Also the mrf 250 has 6 emitter outputs while the mrf-260 only has 4, but 2 of those 4 outputs are adjustable. And lastly if I remember correctly the outputs on the mrf-250 are smaller than the standard 3.5 mono jacks that most ir and rf systems use.

Yes, 250 uses 2.5mm vs 3.5mm on every other base on the market from every other manufacturer. It's infuriating when swapping one out.
Post 8 made on Friday August 3, 2018 at 16:40
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On July 21, 2018 at 10:17, goldenzrule said...
Yes, 250 uses 2.5mm vs 3.5mm on every other base on the market from every other manufacturer. It's infuriating when swapping one out.

They made a mistake! They got the production samples from the factory and tested them exhaustively. They all met the specs. They were approved for ordering.

But they neglected a simple thing, which the OEM's engineers overlooked, too: they saw the little jacks used for the LEDs and assumed they were the same size as those on all other products. They didn't actually try to stick an LED from previous products into them. They weren't the same. Oops.

That small mistake is still pissing people off.
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