The SL-9000 is a great remote control. However the macros are so poorly implemented that it makes them nearly useless. When you assign a macro to any device, it is also assigned to all of the devices in that row on the remote. In other words, if you assign a macro to AUD, it is also assigned to CD, DVD and AUX in that row. If you assign a macro to SAT, it is also assigned to TV, VCR and CBL. I just can't understand the logic behind this implementation. If the macros were implemented so that they only worked for the device they were assigned to, they would be really useful. I repeat other than this fault, the SL-9000 is a great remote. If they would only change the macro implementation, I would buy another one in a second.
OP | Post 2 made on Wednesday April 26, 2000 at 04:47
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On the first release of the SL-9000 the macros were assigned to each soure thus a total of 32 were avaiable . URC deceided to change this. I am a custom installer and use the SL-9000 frequently. Every time I order a batch of SL-9000 they change something. Contact them and let them know your frustration.
OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday April 26, 2000 at 23:13
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I am also a custom installer who sells & programs lots of SL-9000's. I must say I LOVE the newest version which allows you to turn off the audio override command, which required you to always look at the display to make sure A_DVD wasn't lit up, thereby not sending the proper commands (I realize the thought behind this feature, but don't use it). As for the Macro's, I actually like their 'consolidation'. Before, it was impossible for the average consumer to remember what every macro on every function did (32 in all), especially since you couldn't easily label them. It appears that they've divided the top row (Audio - DVD audio might be a stretch...) and Video (TV, Cable, SAT, VCR on bottom). I usually program it so the top row takes you to FM Tuner, Play a CD and power off the system. The bottom row macros I program to power on the video, watch cable and watch satellite. Seems easier to remember. I own Pronto's, Crestron's, Smarlinc's and many other remotes, but day in and day out, I love the SL-9000. I use 6 in my home and my customers have used them for years with very little trouble. Hint - if it ever starts acting wacky, replace the batteries....they don't die gratiously in this unit.
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