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Mx-1000 Review
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Post 1 made on Thursday September 7, 2000 at 13:00
Scott Amendolaro
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Excellent review Daniel..

I do like the fact that the remote is manually editable. There are still people in this world That have no PC, it may not be perfect but it will do.

Also I have hopes for the backlight auto on. Since it does have a built in clock a nice feature would be a selectable auto-light function between a given time. So the light could come on between 7pm and 7am...

can't wait for the software review...
OP | Post 2 made on Thursday September 7, 2000 at 14:51
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Totally agree! Excellent review! With decent PC software, I have to put this at the top of my URC wish list......... Pronto close second!!!

Daniel: Seeing as how the contrast control is virtually useless (leave it on default), how would you compare the readability in various conditions compared to Pronto/RC500, HK Take Control, UCommand 515 and 616, and Sony RM2100. I love the remote so far, just wondering how the LCD stacks up against the others!

I noticed you're getting pretty creative with your sub-heads! Witty!! Nice touch to your reviews!!!

Thanks, Daniel!

Greg :-)
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday September 7, 2000 at 16:18
Daniel Tonks
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Here's an interesting tidbit I found after wiping the program out. All that comes up is a screen that says "PROGRAM LOADING" for downloading a replacement program from the PC. However, on that screen it also says you can adjust the contrast with the channel keys (why this is so important I'm not sure). But you know what? On that screen full contrast range is possible(as opposed to only half-range after the program is loaded).

The main problem with the screen itself is that black isn't quite "black" enough (a bit less contrast than the original Pronto). As such, the screen without backlight is readable in direct lighting, but not as well in subdued indirect lighting. The backlightinig is equal in terms of brightness to that of the Pronto, and very similar in color. It really does help. But personally, I wouldn't base my purchase decision on the screen. It's acceptable, if only the backlight could be a bit more integrated with it.

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