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What model remote to supply? Several will be used..
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Post 1 made on Thursday April 16, 2020 at 04:18
Junior Member
April 2020
It's been a while since I've done any URC remotes from scratch and I need a recommendation as to which model to get, if I can pin it down to one model. The client would like similar remotes in different locations. I'd like to use the same model and set them up to operate similarly.

They'll use RF where needed, and IR routing in at least one location (the dreaded two TVs in the gym you've read about).

There's a home theater with several sources; a couple of locations that are TV, cable box, and DVD player. The gym with two cable boxes and two TVs. I'm using different brands of TV in this room. The locations that are just cable box and TV are going to use a cable company remote.

They've had, and hated, a Logitech remote in the home theater. They consider the theater broken although I could pick up the remote and work it.

I don't require a touchscreen remote and I don't see any advantage to using one, though I'd like to know if there really are any.

I know this is vague, but some ideas would help. Thanks.

Last edited by zhair on April 20, 2020 01:00.
Post 2 made on Thursday April 16, 2020 at 12:39
Loyal Member
May 2002
Using the same model in each location is the only sensible thing, so the familiarity will make every room usable!

Then it comes down to which model you choose. I think the 890-990 are the only ones to consider. The 990 is head and shoulders superior for viewability and hard button visibility.
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Post 3 made on Thursday April 16, 2020 at 14:20
Duct Tape
Loyal Member
November 2008
talk to your URC rep about getting set up with Total Control.  It's so much better for multiroom systems like this.
Post 4 made on Tuesday February 23, 2021 at 02:45
New Member
February 2021
FLIRC is awesome, you can literally use it with ANY IR remote control and make it do pretty much whatever you'd like. I never even needed LOS for mine. I would just tuck them slightly out of the way behind the TV or piece of furniture and the signal would get picked up anyway.

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