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Post 1 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 18:37
Krassyg
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Looking to pickup a different line; besides URC, anybody else I should be looking at? The main thing I need is RELIABILITY; call me crazy but a $1000 remote should last more than two years. I only need a handheld unit with a basic processor for my older/ technically challenged clients that can't use an iPad. I also need to have IP control of Sony TVs, Sonos, Apple TV, Roku, Integra and Tivo. How is the reliability of URC compared to RTI's handhelds?
Post 2 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 18:45
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Post 3 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 19:07
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Post 4 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 19:58
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On December 20, 2016 at 18:45, Hertz said...
Control4

Storefront required?
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Post 5 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 21:08
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On December 20, 2016 at 19:58, Slimfoot said...
Storefront required?

No
Post 6 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 21:11
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C4 without question
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Post 7 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 21:16
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URC Total Control has been solid for me. Quick programming/configuration with built in iOS and Droid control.

URC MRX-8 and a TRC 1080 are in the same price point as a basic RTI remote and processor and does all that you are asking for.
Post 8 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 21:49
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Control4 is good. But if you want something that has a nice handheld remote, go with Elan. Much nicer than that turd with buttons that C4 has.
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Post 9 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 21:57
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On December 20, 2016 at 21:49, Fins said...
Control4 is good. But if you want something that has a nice handheld remote, go with Elan. Much nicer than that turd with buttons that C4 has.

Have you picked up the 260? It's heads and tails better then the 250 was:
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Post 10 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 22:13
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We sell C4 and Elan. The SR260 is better than the HR200 IMHO.
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Post 11 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 22:31
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On December 20, 2016 at 21:57, 3PedalMINI said...
Have you picked up the 260? It's heads and tails better then the 250 was:

I have. And while it's an improvement over their old version, it still can't carry the HR200's shoes.
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Post 12 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 22:55
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On December 20, 2016 at 22:13, Audiophiliac said...
We sell C4 and Elan. The SR260 is better than the HR200 IMHO.

That sounds like a user error problem. No touchscreen, scrolling through menus to get to basic functions, etc.

How is it better?
Post 13 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 23:15
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I guess it depends on how you use a handheld remote. Mine gets used for watching TV. I do not think I have used the SR260 List navigator once.
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Post 14 made on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 03:48
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I have ripped out way too many Elan systems that required a complete start over because the client wanted one little upgrade or the software wasnt supported anymore. I could never sell it.

Sadly, that notion (as well as the early days and what I perceived as very poor remotes and klunky on TV interfaces) have kept me away from C4 as well. I am hearing more and more positives about it lately and feel like I should look at it. There is definitely an automation gap for us right now. How is everyone liking C4? Also, I dont deal with AVAD so if you have a C4 rep in So Cal you want to send my way, Id be greatful.

I thought about Savant too but I just cant. Their corporate swings seem like warning signs. Another NetStreams.
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Post 15 made on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 07:14
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On December 20, 2016 at 22:31, Fins said...
I have. And while it's an improvement over their old version, it still can't carry the HR200's shoes.

This x1000 ^^^^

we have them side by side in our showroom...I have never had a client pick up the C4 SR260 and prefer it over the HR200
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