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PC programmable remotes besides URC?
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Post 1 made on Sunday April 8, 2018 at 18:30
surge
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Are there any PC programmable remotes similar to URC?
I've tried Harmony and it's been a while since I've used them so it may have changed, but I am not a fan of their activity based programming over the web.

I have an MX-900 and was provided the software by a dealer. Once you know what you are doing, the software is simple but powerful.

I need a new remote for another room and am thinking about picking up another MX-900 on eBay. Before going that route, I'd like to know what else is out there that allows programming from a PC.

thanks
Post 2 made on Monday April 9, 2018 at 05:15
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There the Nevo C3 and Xsight ARRX18 that can be programmed via Jp1. You can buy them under $20 from china.

[Link: hifi-remote.com]
OP | Post 3 made on Monday May 28, 2018 at 15:13
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I've been watching eBay for a while and I've yet to see either of these for under $20.

Do you have any links?

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Post 4 made on Monday May 28, 2018 at 20:48
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It looks like the china market on these dried up, sorry. Maybe put a wanted ad on jp1 forum for one, supposedly many bought extra.
Post 5 made on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 14:29
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Here's the search I use. I see a 15G (identical to the C2) for $19 and an 18G (identical to the RF version of the C2, the C3) for about $30, both of which are excellent considering these originally sold for $150 and $250 respectively.

I have about 20 extras myself, but am unwilling to part with any of them.

[Link: ebay.com]
OP | Post 6 made on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 19:41
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On May 29, 2018 at 14:29, mdavej said...
Here's the search I use. I see a 15G (identical to the C2) for $19 and an 18G (identical to the RF version of the C2, the C3) for about $30, both of which are excellent considering these originally sold for $150 and $250 respectively.

The mx900 can do both. In RF mode it sends commands to an RF receiver which turns them into IR so it can be used from another room.. in closed cabinets.. etc.

What does the RF version bring to the table? Does it also need an RF receiver?
nevermind.. found this.. [Link: cnet.com]



Some of the features I like about the mx900 are:
each button can be assigned a macro
each button can have both a regular press and long press and each could have a different behavior.

Do the JP1 remotes allow this?


I have about 20 extras myself, but am unwilling to part with any of them.

share the love.. I only need a couple :-)

Last edited by surge on May 29, 2018 19:50.
Post 7 made on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 22:39
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Nevo C3 / Xsight 18G IR/RF works exactly the same as the MX. Remote and base itself shoots IR and has 6 blasters.

You can put a macro on any button.

Nevo / Xsight does not do long press, but other JP1 remotes do. A JP1 remote that runs one of our "extender" programs can have 5 functions per button - short press, long press, double press, shifted and double shifted. I personally prefer just using the labeled soft buttons to memorizing the 5 things a button could do.

My wiki has a lot more info than the cnet piece:
[Link: hifi-remote.com]

Here's a list of other JP1 remotes. A "Y" in the Extender column means it can do distinct long press among many other things (variables, conditional branching, nested subroutines, unlimited devices, unlimited macros, etc.).

Sorry, but I need to keep my lifetime supply. Doesn't look like UEI will ever make a remote like this again.

Having said all that, JP1 remotes are a poor man's URC. If you can find another MX, that would be your best bet. URC is far more powerful (256 devices vs. just 18 with UEI, etc.) and reliable than UEI. The build quality of URC is also much better and the software far more sophisticated. If you want something new to learn and play with, then JP1 would be a fun and cheap diversion. But JP1 has sufficed for all my systems over the past 20 years or so.

Last edited by mdavej on May 30, 2018 15:45.


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