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MX-350/RF-20 same remote for programming?
This thread has 20 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 21.
Post 16 made on Saturday June 23, 2007 at 17:05
Joe-CI
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On June 22, 2007 at 13:10, Surf Remote said...
Sending IR and RF at the same time usually isn't a problem,
but sending the commands to all components can be if you
have two identical components.

Wouldn't the tape "on the remote" get rid of the IR and the RF can take care of same device controls?
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Post 17 made on Saturday June 23, 2007 at 18:10
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On June 23, 2007 at 17:05, Joe-CI said...
Wouldn't the tape "on the remote" get rid of the IR and
the RF can take care of same device controls?

No, because the RF commands still being sent from the taped up remote will reach the mrf100, which in turn will send IR to all components.
Post 18 made on Saturday June 23, 2007 at 19:57
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I got you. Mike sated it earlier. It cannot be assigned w/ the RF20.
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OP | Post 19 made on Wednesday June 27, 2007 at 13:01
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On June 21, 2007 at 11:27, raneil said...
Going back to your original question: I purchased the
MX-350 as a replacement for a RF-20. The main reasons:

1. The backlighting on the RF-20 is terrible. It's red,
it's uneven, and it's dim even with brand new batteries.
The light (such as it is) shines through just the text
that is etched into the buttons. There simply is not
enough light coming through to make the text legible in
the dark. To me this essentially defeats the purpose
of backlighting. On the MX-350, the buttons are completely
illuminated, and the text stays dark. As such, the text
is actually back-lit, making it far more legible in the
dark.

2. The 4-way controller on the RF-20 has a mushy, cheap
feel to it, with much less tactile feedback than the same
control on the MX-350. Also, it's shape is completely
different. On the RF-20, it is kind of scalloped (for
lack of a better word) and it forms a sharp edge that
is uncomfortable on the thumb after a few successive uses.
It's made of hard plastic unlike the rest of the RF-20's
buttons which are the soft rubber, and this only makes
it worse. The same control on the MX-350 is far more
comfortable to use, and it make the entire remote feel
like a much higher-quality unit.

3. We prefer the gemstone buttons to the soft rubber
ones.

4. We like that you can have separate macros for each
device on the Power On and Power Off buttons.

Also, we will probably never take advantage of it, but
the MX-350's code database can be updated and it's programing
& configuration can be archived and later reloaded using
the PCL-300 ([Link: universalremote.com])

For us, it was no contest. The MX-350 is well worth the
price difference.

raneil; On #4, The RF-20 does have separate macros for each device for power on and off buttons!? Or was it the URC-200?
Post 20 made on Wednesday June 27, 2007 at 13:09
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On June 27, 2007 at 13:01, vretone said...
raneil; On #4, The RF-20 does have separate macros for
each device for power on and off buttons!? Or was it
the URC-200?

The urc-200 has it, the RF20 doesn't.
Post 21 made on Thursday October 18, 2007 at 20:37
emaurus
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On June 21, 2007 at 11:27, raneil said...
For us, it was no contest. The MX-350 is well worth the
price difference.

Well you got me convinced.
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