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Post 1 made on Monday November 23, 2009 at 04:46
Daniel Tonks
Wrangler of Remotes
October 1998
This forum was originally created when the hot mobile device was the Palm - and universal remote control applications were just becoming available for it.

Today that hot device is obviously the iPhone, and the market is finally providing some mature universal remote control solutions that could very well control your entire A/V system (especially due to the introduction of onboard IR).

This forum is for discussion of those apps, as well as iPhone-based control over specific devices and systems.
Post 2 made on Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 10:35
Super Member
August 2008
Post 3 made on Monday January 4, 2010 at 17:47
Long Time Member
July 2002
I held off buying an expensive programmable remote like an MX-3000 thinking that there would be a cheaper and easier remote to program. The iPhone / iTouch presents a cheap and capable platform that has far greater potential than most if not all of the existing remotes although I haven't seen one with a RF adapter yet. There will soon be a $50 slick looking IR adapter for the iPhone / iTouch devices ( In my case I have 3 daisy chained 400 disk Kenwood changers in need of consumate solution. I bought the DMX software which is currently tied to the MX-3000. It has masterfully added changer control to a limited device whose market life is limited. Rather than replace it with the expected "cheaper and better" model Universal has chosen to go up market which may prove to be a mistake.

I don't want to trivialize the effort to port the DMX application to the Apple device(s) but I would expect a clean sheet effort benefitting from the experience of developing the UI (it uses DVD Profiler for disk information) on a device which is much easier to program and contains much more memory could be done in a straightforward manner. The cost of a 16g iTouch is half the price of the MX-3000.

As it is the Apple device has two markets as a unversall remote: the changer market and as an intelligent universal remote such as the Harmony remote. Due to the power of the Apple devices and their 2-way communication the Harmony "magic" could be done without the use of a PC.

Soon adapters will be available with RF and IR which will allow programmers to create remotes with more capability than any existing programmable remote. I expect the expensive programmable remotes of today will soon be as out of date as a Zenith ultrasonic remotes which whistled to establish contact with the TV. This doesn't mean that AMX will go out of business just that they may get out of the hardware business with respect to the remotes themselves. I can imagine that they will have masterful programs that will utilize the expected iSlate with its larger screen nor would I expect that AMX customers will see much of a drop in price for the install.

I'm waiting...
3 400 disk Kenwoods, Panasonic BluRay
63" Samsung plasma,50" Pioneer plasma
46" Panasonic LCD, 32" Sharp LCD
Post 4 made on Wednesday January 6, 2010 at 01:48
Long Time Member
November 2007
Total Control Remote Edition -

thread over here:
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Post 5 made on Friday January 15, 2010 at 21:14
Lurking Member
January 2010
Iam looking for a radio remote control for my iPhone. Has anyone used this one:
I am looking for the highest quality possible. Also, I would like to thank you all in advance for helping me out.
Post 6 made on Saturday January 23, 2010 at 17:58
Long Time Member
August 2003
I am assuming then you havn't heard the rumors that the iPhone aleady has the capability to receive FM radio. There is talk that this will be activated in the new firmware that should be announced on the 27th Jan. Fingers crossed.

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