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Post 1 made on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at 16:00
doliver
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Hi all,

I'm a long time MX-500 user and due to a equipment reconfiguration, I need to replace it with a RF remote. So I started looking for the MX-800, but seems like it's hard to find and no one here is talking about it much. So are the URC-x00 and/or RF20 the current state of the market in URC RF remotes? Or is there something else out there that I'm missing?

I'm not looking for anything fancier than my MX-500... the URC-200 looks like it has what I need.
Post 2 made on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at 16:45
edmund
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the whole urc-x00 line was discontinued, I'm glad. Nothing but trouble while learning commands. The replacements the RF10, RF20 and RF30 are welcome relief to previous remotes.

If you were to get mx-600, you could clone your mx-500 to it, not have to start from scratch.

The mx-800 was replaced by the mx-850.
Post 3 made on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at 18:48
J.Todd
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My best remote for basic systems is the MX-350 and a MRF-260 or older MRF-250. Alot more flexability than the rf20's
J.Todd
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday October 18, 2007 at 13:28
doliver
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Thanks for the pointers -- I found a MX-350/MRF-250 combo package for $150, which seems fine. But before pulling the trigger I saw some discussions on the installers forum complaining about the unreliability of the MRF-250. Is this something common to the more complex setups that installers would be doing, or is the 250 hit & miss for common folk like me? There's also a 350/350 combo for another $100, but that's stretching the budget.
Post 5 made on Thursday October 18, 2007 at 13:42
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I'll go with experts on this, don't get the mx250, get at least the mx300. You don't have to buy them together.
Post 6 made on Thursday October 18, 2007 at 14:17
J.Todd
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I have had alot of problems with the MRF-250 in the past but when we ( the custom installers) found out what the problem was and there is a very easy and cheap fix for this I have had 0 problems. In my last post here I did suggest the MRF-260 as my first choice or the MRF-250 and stating that it was the older model.
J.Todd


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