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Post 1 made on Sunday January 10, 2010 at 13:54
jnojr
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I have a Home Theater Master MX-500 in my living room which I'm very happy with. The only thing I'm missing is discrete input codes for my DLP so that I can program the macros again, but that isn't the remote's fault.

Now, I'm looking for a remote for my bedroom, where I have the Dynex LCD, a cable box, a RePlayTV, and my PC which I use to play Netflix, DVDs, downloaded video files, etc. I mainly use VLC for that. I've got a Streamzap remote, but it doesn't work with Netflix or Hulu.com They claimed to be releasing new drivers "in a few months", but I'm not holding my breath.

I don't need a remote that can launch the Space Shuttle. I'd like to keep it under $100. I looked up Harmony, but they list like three remotes on their site... what happened to all the remotes they used to make? The Harmony 700 I can get for $119 on sale locally. But it seems to me I ought to be able to find something that's like $49 that can be programmed to control my few devices.
San Diego specific HDTV discussion at http://hdtv.forsandiego.com/
Post 2 made on Sunday January 10, 2010 at 16:13
JoeFlabitz
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Someone said they saw a URC R50 at BJ's for $50, whatta deal!
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday January 10, 2010 at 19:06
jnojr
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On January 10, 2010 at 16:13, JoeFlabitz said...
Someone said they saw a URC R50 at BJ's for $50, whatta deal!

I don't know what a "BJs" is. Probably a store that is hundreds or thousands of miles from me.

There are so many Harmony remotes. I was looking around, and thought the 550 sounded about right, but I can't find one anywhere. I saw the 510 for about $100, but every time i see it mentioned it's always "Don't waste your time, get the 550" I know there are 520s out there. I can't find any of them on Logitech's site to compare and figure out what the differences are. maybe they're all discontinued. Amazon has the 550 for $149, but since I can get the 700 for $119...

URC seems to be about the same... a million models, a bunch of people fighting religious wars over them, many are probably old models, etc.
San Diego specific HDTV discussion at http://hdtv.forsandiego.com/


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