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Simple Remote with Strong IR
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Post 1 made on Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 16:50
stevearliss
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OK, so my Pronto TS1000 has finally given up the ghost; so what about a replacement?

To be honest it was way more capable than I needed but the one thing I will really miss is the strength of the IR signal. I currently have all of my equipment in the rear corner of the room and I can happily point the remote anywhere towards the TV and it will bounce off the wall to the equipment, a total distance of over 30ft.
Apart from the signal strength my only real reqts are that it is a wand rather than a tablet, controls at least 4 devices, and supports some basic macros (mainly to power everything on and off).

Initially I was looking at the Harmony 300/600/650, probably prefering the ability to name my own devices of the 600/650; however, reading several reports on the poor IR strength of the more expensive Harmony One has put me off.

So, am I right to steer clear of the Harmonies? Any other suggestions?
Post 2 made on Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 08:21
JoeFlabitz
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The relative IR strength of a Harmony would be the least of your worries. What's your budget, and do you want it computer programmable?
OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 15:38
stevearliss
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To be honest, given how much less capability I believe I need compared to the pronto, i wasn't expecting to need to pay more than £100; saying that if the only way to get what I want is to pay more, then I would probably stretch to £150-£200.

Computer programmable? I think so....
Not being a touch screen like the pronto, I don't need to program layout etc but I would like to program the odd macro (i.e Power All On/Off) and this would mean programming the ON/OFF Discretes that aren't necessarily on the standard equipment remotes (the same might apply to other multi-option discretes that are handled by single toggle/cycle buttons); and I would want the volume to control the AV Amp regardless of the currently selected device.
Post 4 made on Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 16:19
JoeFlabitz
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In the UK, it would be a URC MX900i.


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