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Thoughts on new remote MX-990 or MX-4000
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Post 1 made on Wednesday November 22, 2023 at 19:07
djarchow
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I am currently using an MX-850 I have had for years and love it but the hardware is old as is the SW. It is only for my home theater. I am only IR, no RF. I have an MX-780 that I never warmed up to and eventually the OLED screen died. I just bought an MX-990 off ebay but it wouldn't communicate with the PC (my local dealer couldn't make it work either) so that went back today.

My local dealer is going to give me a great deal on an MX-990 but then he noticed there are some deals on the new MX-1400 and MX-4000. I don't think I am sold on the MX-1400 with no number pad as I do still watch some cable. The 990 felt good in my hand but I was intrigued by the old MX-3000 when they came out but have never seen one in person?

Any thoughts on these two remotes, or the wand vs. tabletop formats?

Thanks!
Dennis
Post 2 made on Thursday November 23, 2023 at 11:08
DJ Garcia
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I currently have an MX-990 which I really like, but was seduced by the MX-4000 and just ordered one. I'll be posting when I get it and used it.
DJ - MX-4000 LG 77G3
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday November 23, 2023 at 12:30
djarchow
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Having never had a tabletop remote before, I am struggling a bit to come up with screen layouts in CCP I think will work well and I will be happy with. Most of the old videos I could find for the MX-300 were more about the cool animations, than how screens were laid out. I am looking in the files section as there are a lot there for the old MX-3000 that may give me ideas for design patterns.

Last edited by djarchow on November 23, 2023 13:58.
Dennis
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday November 23, 2023 at 20:29
djarchow
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In playing with the MX-4000 in CCP I see that a lot of the buttons and backgrounds they must have planned don't exist yet. The folders for them are empty. Also I don't see anything in the editor for setting up the voice integration. Wonder if that requires a base station?
Dennis
Post 5 made on Thursday November 23, 2023 at 20:59
Brad Humphrey
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On November 23, 2023 at 20:29, djarchow said...
Also I don't see anything in the editor for setting up the voice integration. Wonder if that requires a base station?

Voice integration programming for the MX-1400 is all done on the remote itself. I imagine the MX-4000 is the same way.
OP | Post 6 made on Friday November 24, 2023 at 17:57
djarchow
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Thanks Brad. So what are you able to do with it? For example, can you ask Alexa to run one of the remote's macros to turn on the HT system?
Dennis
Post 7 made on Friday November 24, 2023 at 18:08
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Here are the CCP screens I designed for my MX-4000 ... hope it gets here soon :-)


My MX-4000 screens

Last edited by DJ Garcia on December 23, 2023 15:54.
DJ - MX-4000 LG 77G3
OP | Post 8 made on Saturday November 25, 2023 at 17:23
djarchow
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DJ Garcia, I assume you made your own graphics, backgrounds etc. for yours and imported them into CCP since I don't think any of those are in the MX-4000 image gallery. The mx-4000, or the mx-990 would be my first graphical remote. Despite being a long-time software developer, the graphics piece is new to me.

Thanks!
Dennis
Post 9 made on Saturday November 25, 2023 at 18:46
DJ Garcia
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I created many of the graphics, imported device photos, or modified what URC provided. That's a big part of the fun for me! This way I get exactly what I like. Usually stock themes aim at the normal family experience. I'm definitely not normal!
DJ - MX-4000 LG 77G3


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