Posted by Daniel Tonks on November 22, 1999 at 1:00 AM
This weekend I reviewed the Disney classic Pinocchio
and Paramount's Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Both DVDs are worth checking out!
MX-1000: Universal remote has received beta samples of production
Home Theater Master MX-1000 remotes and is expecting to ship them out during
the third week of December. This is getting awefully close to Christmas, the
time when shipping companies and stores are busiest. They will be hard
pressed to have sufficient distribution to capture any of the last-minute
gift-giving season. So: how about a New Millennium's resolution to get a
great remote? :-)
One For All: A few of you are probably wondering where my review
of the Home Producer 8 Learner is -- well, it turns out there was a small
glitch on the very first production units, caused from electrical noise
generated by the EL backlight. The problem has been corrected and units are
already available in stores. However, a replacement unit for my remote has
not yet arrived and may not for a short time yet since vendors are sucking up
all available stock.
Many of you have commented on advanced codes for the One For All line of remotes,
including the posibility of obtaining a complete list of codes for all brands and
devices. I'm sure such a beast does exist, however I've been told this will probably
never be released. I can't really go into why, but for now we'll have to be
satisfied with asking kindly for codes to particular equipment.
More have also asked why One For All doesn't provide a detailed manual covering all
of the advanced programming tricks that can be accomplished on such remotes as the Cinema 6
and Cinema 7. Well, One For All's basic marketing strategy is for a great, easy-to-use remote.
Filling up the manual with complicated code sequences would only confuse and irritate first-time
users. However, they're fully aware of what their products can do so I'll see if there's a chance
of publishing a complete list of extended functions.
Pronto CCF files: Several uploads this weekend by
Jay Mitchosky, Lain Davis &
Also, remember that November's contest ends in a week! Get your
entries in before the deadline for a chance to win a great tabletop radio or an IR lighting
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