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Post 1 made on Thursday June 17, 2021 at 20:34
Redbiker98
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I remember when UEI first introduced the Nevo line. I went to one of the first training classes offered in Houston. They had three trainers up there touting how wonderful Nevo was, and how much better it was than URC, RTI, and Pronto. They didn't let up there, they kept on bashing the other brands.
After the training was over, I stayed until most of the other dealers had left. I let them know that the amount of negativity towards the other brands was a bit over the top, that all of the dealers in there sold those other brands. I said that your remote is nice and does indeed have some very cool features, but it would be better to focus on a more positive training than a negative one. They informed me that their method of training worked for them.

No, no it didn't work for them.
Post 2 made on Sunday July 4, 2021 at 14:54
brodyboy
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I don't think their demise was the result of training.

It was simply that high-end custom remotes were always a niche market, and if it wasn't already shrinking when they entered the fray, it soon would be. Between Harmony remotes filling the need for most consumers and TV, receiver, or cable remotes incorporating universal features, the niche became "nichier." UEI just decided to leave that lane and stick to the their more profitable products.

I still have not found a handheld remote that I like as well as the Nevo Q50. (Maybe the Savant X2? But that system its own limitations.) Of course it's awfully long in the tooth now....with its relatively low-res screen, lack of IP control, and no support whatsoever, no one should get a used one and newly opt for Nevo. But it's still, IMO, an ideal combination of size, weight, and adequate (but not too many!) buttons, with outstanding programming flexibility. To this day, I can program a Q50 to control virtually any new device I buy.

I really wish there were some equivalent product on the market today.
Post 3 made on Thursday July 15, 2021 at 17:21
RemoteQuest
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Me too on all of your product points. I am doing fine with my Q50, having bought as many as I could find on eBay along with the NC50. Some others were bought just for parts, etc. I have a box full of stuff! Someday, I am going to have to find a newer platform. I love my hard buttons and a screen....

Dave
Post 4 made on Sunday July 18, 2021 at 15:30
brodyboy
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On July 15, 2021 at 17:21, RemoteQuest said...
Me too on all of your product points. I am doing fine with my Q50, having bought as many as I could find on eBay along with the NC50. Some others were bought just for parts, etc. I have a box full of stuff! Someday, I am going to have to find a newer platform. I love my hard buttons and a screen....

Dave

As the custom market has evolved in recent years, is there anything that has tempted you? I keep looking, because I know it's only a matter of time before I'm forced to switch. I do wish I could find a good "modern" replacement before then.

The trend that seems most "threatening" to the Q50 is IP as the only CI option. Serial ports and hardwired IR are my bread-and-butter with the Q50, as I prefer not to affix blasters to my components. I rarely see IR ports anymore, and serial ports seem less common as well.

As a side question, Dave....what is the easiest way to replace an aging Q50? I.e., is it best to set another one up as an identical 2nd remote for a room, or to replace the aging Q50 with another as the primary? Not sure how to do that.


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