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Post 1 made on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at 13:38
Gman
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Designing a fairly high end home theatre room. What's your go to remote or touch panel for control ?
Post 2 made on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 08:30
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It depends on the client. If it's just a home theater without the need for any feedback, HR-150 is awesome. Needs/wants some feedback, MLX3. Has too much money, TSR-302. I don't have many customers with iPads or tp's for this, everybody likes to have a remote that fits in their hand.
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Post 3 made on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 10:55
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TSR-302 for the TV Presets SO and PYNG lights/shades SO with an HR-150 for basic control
Post 4 made on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 16:36
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On August 31, 2017 at 08:30, kgossen said...
It depends on the client. If it's just a home theater without the need for any feedback, HR-150 is awesome. Needs/wants some feedback, MLX3. Has too much money, TSR-302. I don't have many customers with iPads or tp's for this, everybody likes to have a remote that fits in their hand.

The only time I would put in an MLX-3 is if you want to visit the house 6 months down the road because the scroll wheel and/or top power button stopped working. Then you get to visit one or two days later with an advanced replacement.

Depending on what control either the HR-150 or TSR-302. If lighting control is to be separated then the TSR-302. If you are programming lighting events to happen when the client presses TV or Movie then the HR-150 may be good enough.

Would be nice if they came out with something similar to the HR-150 but with an LCD screen similar to the MLX-3, or modify the TSR-302 and remove all the other bells and whistles to reduce the cost similar to the MTX-3.

If you are on crestronlabs forum, check out the crestron suggestion box, UI suggestions, cheaper version of TSR-302, page 2. About half way down someone had created mock-ups of two models where Crestron is missing the mark between the HR-150 and TSR-302.

If you aren't on labs here is the link to the image, hopefully it works for everyone.
[Link: crestronlabs.com]
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Post 5 made on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 17:47
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On August 31, 2017 at 16:36, SWOInstaller said...
The only time I would put in an MLX-3 is if you want to visit the house 6 months down the road because the scroll wheel and/or top power button stopped working. Then you get to visit one or two days later with an advanced replacement.

Depending on what control either the HR-150 or TSR-302. If lighting control is to be separated then the TSR-302. If you are programming lighting events to happen when the client presses TV or Movie then the HR-150 may be good enough.

Would be nice if they came out with something similar to the HR-150 but with an LCD screen similar to the MLX-3, or modify the TSR-302 and remove all the other bells and whistles to reduce the cost similar to the MTX-3.

If you are on crestronlabs forum, check out the crestron suggestion box, UI suggestions, cheaper version of TSR-302, page 2. About half way down someone had created mock-ups of two models where Crestron is missing the mark between the HR-150 and TSR-302.

If you aren't on labs here is the link to the image, hopefully it works for everyone.
[Link: crestronlabs.com]

We have 40+ MLX3s out in the field and have replaced NONE of them. All scroll wheels working, power buttons working. No problems what so ever.
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Post 6 made on Friday September 1, 2017 at 10:00
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The MLX-3 had A LOT of issues and was a crap shoot if the scroll wheel would work.

The MLX-3-SF is MUCH better and I would (and do) install them without a second thought. I do PREFER to do HR-150 with a TSR-302 but I wouldn't bat an eye if the client wanted to "compromise" on just an MLX-3-SF
OP | Post 7 made on Friday September 1, 2017 at 10:25
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On August 31, 2017 at 08:30, kgossen said...
It depends on the client. If it's just a home theater without the need for any feedback, HR-150 is awesome. Needs/wants some feedback, MLX3. Has too much money, TSR-302. I don't have many customers with iPads or tp's for this, everybody likes to have a remote that fits in their hand.

Yes, he has too much money. Going with the TSR-302. Thanks guys
Post 8 made on Friday September 1, 2017 at 11:05
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On September 1, 2017 at 10:25, Gman said...
Yes, he has too much money. Going with the TSR-302. Thanks guys

Gotta love customers with too much money!!
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Post 9 made on Saturday September 2, 2017 at 20:19
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Those early MLX-3s were pretty hit or miss. We sold 10 MLX-3s on a job right when they came out. In fact, we actually had to wait a few weeks for them to ship, so I think was in '08-ish..? I believe we ended up replacing more than half of those due to scroll wheels or screen fade.

It would be pretty sweet if they put the MLX-3 screen on an HR-150. The MLX-3 is a nice remote for the most part, but the scroll wheel with the push-button isn't too intuitive. They crush through batteries pretty hard. And they pretty much explode if you drop them on a hard surface. Dodgy scroll wheels, screen fade...OK, I take it back, they kinda suck...

And another thing! lol... Why are they super simple to acquire, but have a stupid command line procedure to UN-acquire? Which is NOT in the manual. I mean, it wouldn't be an issue if ya didn't have to replace half of them!
Post 10 made on Monday September 4, 2017 at 18:28
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The TSR-302's are a hit and miss as well. Installed 3 on a job and all 3 have been replaced. All for the same thing, getting hot and dying. One of the replacements was a DOA that worked just wouldn't charge.
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