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2 MX-900 for 2 zones with identical equipment, good idea?
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Post 1 made on Friday December 7, 2012 at 14:58
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Here is the a list of the gear:

Panasonic plasma 50 in
LG Plasma 60 in
Verizon Motorola cable box dvr
Verizon Motorola cable box
Denon AVR2313ci
Denon AVR-1913
LG BLu-ray player
Sony Blue Ray player
Universal Remote Control = MX900 x2?
RF Base Station = MRF350

The setup situation:

("Zone 1") Family room gets the Panasonic TV and motorolla dvr box, sony blu ray and denon avr1913
("Zone 2") Living room gets the LGTV, LG bluray and Motorola stb and denon avr2313ci
Both zones work independent of each other ON THE SAME MRF350 and rooms are next to each other.


Good idea to use 2 MX-900 or get one MX-900 and something else mx800, mx450?
Post 2 made on Friday December 7, 2012 at 15:41
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why not use two MRF350s?  It would be far easier to wire and program.  

I would go with the same remote in each room, it will be simpler for the end user.
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Post 3 made on Friday December 7, 2012 at 17:56
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I would use two remotes not one.

And use the same remote in each zone. If you were to use a different remote cin each zone you would be creating more programming work for yourself and more importantly handing your customer remotes with two different interfaces.

And don't sell a remote that you can't program with a laptop. MX450's are for DIY guys and over the counter retail customers, period. And for anyone out there that disagrees with me, you need put on your big girl panties and work on your remote control sales pitch.

As far as the MRF350 goes it depends on your clients needs and the wiring. If they are going to be using the two zones at the same time then I would say to use two MRF350's. If they are not going to use them at the same time you could get away with using one of them and splitting a couple ir outputs.
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Post 4 made on Friday December 7, 2012 at 21:00
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On December 7, 2012 at 15:41, Duct Tape said...
why not use two MRF350s? †It would be far easier to wire and program. †

I would go with the same remote in each room, it will be simpler for the end user.

Agreed 100% on both accounts.
Post 5 made on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 08:54
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If both rooms will be in use at the same time, You may want to consider MX880Z's and MRF260Z's.

Using 900's there is the potential for commands from one room to accidentally go to the second room.
OP | Post 6 made on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 11:46
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Good Idea Duct Tape and others that chimed in. They will be using both zones at the same time
OP | Post 7 made on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 11:54
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@danieljanderson
"If both rooms will be in use at the same time, You may want to consider MX880Z's and MRF260Z's.

Using 900's there is the potential for commands from one room to accidentally go to the second room. "

Would interference with 900's occur if I have 2 mrf-350's? or should I go with a mrf-350 and mrf-260?

I like the idea of 2 900's as the users are not tech savy at all and teaching them one remote type is better than 2 different ones.
Post 8 made on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 13:31
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You could experience the same problem with both both station combinations.

You could get a

MX900 & MRF350 for room 1
MX900i and MRF350i for room 2.

Or 880z's as I mentioned before. You can get 2 880z's without worry of crosstalk.

This "cross talk" I'm mentioning would not happen often, but when it does, it's annoying.

Last edited by danieljanderson on December 8, 2012 13:40.
Post 9 made on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 17:43
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I haven't had crosstalk issues. And I've got a few boats out there with 5 mx980s w/5 mrf350s in 5 staterooms that have the exact system. Is it an mx900 issue?
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Post 10 made on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 18:47
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On December 8, 2012 at 17:43, Duct Tape said...
I haven't had crosstalk issues. And I've got a few boats out there with 5 mx980s w/5 mrf350s in 5 staterooms that have the exact system. Is it an mx900 issue?

No, It can happen on any series (except 880z). It will only show when people are pressing button for the same equipment at the same time.

As an example,
if person A presses CH+ for the cable box as person B presses FF for their cable box, person B's channel may change.

From URC's website.....
All of the functionality of the popular MX-880 plus more.
Your custom installer or integrator may recommend an MX-880z (and perhaps the companion MRZ-260 base station) if you live in a multi-family dwelling like an apartment building or condo. Thatís to assure that your remote will not experience any interference from other remotes nearby.
OP | Post 11 made on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 23:30
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Thanks for all the feedback, I've talked to the user and they want the same remote but labeled (easy fix) and will use mx880z's w/mrf350
Post 12 made on Sunday December 9, 2012 at 00:58
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Those wont work together
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Post 13 made on Sunday December 9, 2012 at 09:30
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If you use MX880z's you MUST use MRF260z's
OP | Post 14 made on Sunday December 9, 2012 at 21:42
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Sorry meant mrf260z, as mentioned earlier


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