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MX-980 vs Nevo Q50?
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Post 1 made on Thursday November 29, 2007 at 13:37
Long Time Member
November 2007
Hi All,

Getting ready to upgrade from my useless harmony remote and have narrowed it down to these 2 remotes. Any thoughts? I am a software engineer so i am not too concerned about programming the remote or learning to do so. Anything but that website wizard argg. Both are fairly new so there are hardly any reviews that i could find.

It seems on paper that the Q50 looks a little sexier with the scroll wheel, touch screen etc although i have heard that the device in general is still a little buggy/iffy? Also does the Q50 also have wifi or did they drop that?

And the the 980 is simply an upgraded 950 although it is very well tested and solid.

My setup is really not that extensive at all, mostly one room actually. I obv want rf and something that works well with girder to control lights/pc.

Has anyone played around with both? Im curious about how the remote feels in hand as well as the buttons, display etc.

Post 2 made on Thursday November 29, 2007 at 13:42
Long Time Member
June 2007
Well, I have been thinking about these two remotes as well.

I know the Q50 is about 699, dont know if the price on the 980.
The Q50 is out and available...but the 980 isnt yet?

Cant tell you which is easier to program...although I am sure people will have differing opinions on that anyway.

Both remotes have learning capabilities.
Post 3 made on Thursday December 20, 2007 at 17:22
Long Time Member
August 2007
Just switched from a TSU9600 to a Nevo Q50 and would not be happier with it. The Q50 is a breeze to program: Nevo's DB is excellent. the NevoStudio Pro software is very intuitive and the provided graphics are also very good; allowing you to quickly have a working remote while you work on your custom graphics/pages on the side.

The Q50 is also very easy to use for one hand operation and the build quality is very good.

The Q50 has Z-wave for "out-of-sight" control but does not work with other Z-wave devices (light) at this time. No wi-fi, this will be implemented in the S70 coming out early 2008.
Post 4 made on Friday December 21, 2007 at 14:01
Long Time Member
July 2005
I haven't played around with a 980 yet, but I'm sure the programming is somewhat the same as the 950. This really isn't a bad thing (I have programmed a few 950s and the software is ok), but it's just that the software for the NevoQ50 is insanely intuitive.

I have been programming Q50s for almost two months now and they have been rock solid for me.

If you want my opinion on design, I think the Nevo is far superior. Sure, the MX remotes have improved with this latest generation design scheme, but the hard buttons on the Q50 are just so well laid out and have a great feel to them when you press it. The transport keys (play, pause, fastforward, etc.) on the 980 are just kinda bunched together and it makes for semi-annoying controlling of your Tivo. One thing that the 980 does have going for it though is the ten key pad which the Q50 doesn't have. Although if the 980 is the same length as the 950 (which it looks like), it's going to be a really long remote.

Both products (I'm speaking of the 950 and the Q50 of course) have been pretty reliable for me, but my go-to remote is the Q50 because of ease of programming and the gorgeous design (I haven't had one wife pick an MX remote over a Nevo).
Post 5 made on Tuesday January 29, 2008 at 00:40
Lurking Member
January 2008

We are a bit behind on programming right now and wondering if you would be interested in helping out on a couple Q50 remotes.

Reply if interested.

Thank you,
Post 6 made on Wednesday March 26, 2008 at 15:22
Brian E
Founding Member
January 2002
Where are u located?
Brian E
Post 7 made on Wednesday March 26, 2008 at 21:42
Mr. RemoteQuest
February 2002
On January 29, 2008 at 00:40, escrawford said...

We are a bit behind on programming right now and wondering
if you would be interested in helping out on a couple
Q50 remotes.

Reply if interested.


Eric - you have mail.

Dave D'Arche
Fine Home Theater Remote Controls & Solutions - Programming services for most remotes

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