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mx-810 durability
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Post 1 made on Monday November 30, 2009 at 01:30
dalto
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I have had an mx-810 for about 2 years now and recently it has developed a lot of quirks.

The buttons are starting to squeak when they are pressed and do not feel as responsive as they once were. Also, the LCD frequently turns all white when the unit has not been used for a few hours.

I use my remote fairly heavily and had a couple of questions.

First, are these issues common with this unit? I ask because none of my other URC remotes have had any issues even though some of them are much older.(MX-500, MX-800, MX-850)

If they are, what remote would you recommend to replace this one? I have been otherwise very happy with the mx-810. I use it for a one-room setup in a bedroom. I would also like to get something that would be compatible with my MRF-350.

Thanks.
Post 2 made on Monday November 30, 2009 at 09:13
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It's anyone's guess why it squeaks, but as you heavily use it, it may be wearing the buttons. I didn't see where it doesn't operate as original, only annoying squeak and white timeout, correct?

If you want to stick with the same form factor/color display/rechargeable, look at the MX880. It will require a complete new program but it's essentially the same look/feel as the MX810. Personally I would spend a little more coin and get the MX980. Different type of buttons, and very customizable.

Pretty much all current URC remotes will work with your MRF350.
Post 3 made on Monday November 30, 2009 at 21:57
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I concur, the MX-980 does come with a docking charger too, but if you like the feel of the MX-810, the MX-880 keeps the feel. Also to add that the MX-880 is a huge step up as you can now have jumps to pages which saves finger pushing time and having to look at the remote. Also, the button layout is almost identical to the MX-810 and the price is right.

Don't get caught up in bad chatter with "it's a one zone remote" as some pigeon hole this remote, I have it controlling multiple zones with most of my clients as well as the MX-810.
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OP | Post 4 made on Sunday December 6, 2009 at 02:35
dalto
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OK, thanks.

Maybe I will try to take mine apart to see if I can fix the screen.

Has anyone ever pulled one of these apart?
Post 5 made on Sunday December 6, 2009 at 11:18
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MX810- Get 'em while they last...
Post 6 made on Monday December 7, 2009 at 14:11
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I'm having the exact same problem with the squeaky buttons. I'm thinking this remote was just not made quite as well as some of their other remotes.
Post 7 made on Monday December 7, 2009 at 14:38
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On December 6, 2009 at 11:18, JoeFlabitz said...
MX810- Get 'em while they last...

LOL. Which should be for another month or two.
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Post 8 made on Monday December 7, 2009 at 14:40
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Well, the MX-850 is still being sold, and the MX-900 is another option if you'd rather take a step-back to the old generation.

Eventually, you'll wear the labels off of those, though. Too bad URC isn't using the gemstones anymore.
Post 9 made on Monday December 7, 2009 at 19:11
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On December 7, 2009 at 14:11, RealDeal55 said...
I'm having the exact same problem with the squeaky buttons. I'm thinking this remote was just not made quite as well as some of their other remotes.

Which particular buttons squeak for you? I've used my 810 heavily for about two years as well, and only the directional pad buttons seem to squeak/rub. However, I'm pretty sure they did this when new as well.
Post 10 made on Sunday December 13, 2009 at 15:22
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I'd be more concerned with the white screen. I have a customer whose screen turned white and nothing I did with or without URC's help changed it. I would call URC about this.
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Post 11 made on Tuesday December 15, 2009 at 01:37
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I can't get my MX-810 to turn my TV on tonight. All I that happend when I select Activities, watch satellite TV, it brings up a screen that says component I at the top. No matter what button I push I can't get it to select a channel and bring a picture onto the screen.

Help. I'm a technically challenged older lady and really don't understand this. I've had this remote about 2 years and have always been able to get the TV on by pushing the guide button when this happens. BUT NOT TONIGHT.

I would appreciate any help, as I can't imagine wakeing up tomorrow morning without being able to watch the news with breakfast....
OP | Post 12 made on Wednesday December 16, 2009 at 22:05
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On December 13, 2009 at 15:22, highfigh said...
I'd be more concerned with the white screen. I have a customer whose screen turned white and nothing I did with or without URC's help changed it. I would call URC about this.

I agree, the white screen is the bigger issue by far. My remote is almost 2 years old though. Any chance that URC is going to help me with this?


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