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MX-1000 Release Notice
This thread has 20 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 21.
OP | Post 16 made on Wednesday September 13, 2000 at 17:43
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All right guys I have been keeping up with your webpage for the past 7 months. I have been looking at buying either the Pronto or the MX-1000. Which one should I buy??? I have a digital cable box and I want to be able to switch easily between its functions and the functions of the rest of my av equipment. I need macros also. Daniel, which one would you buy if you only had $300 and why. THANKS.
OP | Post 17 made on Sunday September 17, 2000 at 10:57
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I presently have an accidentally broken Sony 2100 remote control which I only owned for abut 2-3 months. I again have the somewhat frustrating task of picking a new remote control.

The 2100 was OK, but I wouldn't buy another. I will never make the mistake again of buying a remote that I cannot back up to a PC. Even though the 2100 isn't fully programmable, it still took a while to teach it all my required functions.

So on to the dilemma. My immediate reaction is to purchase the 2MB Pronto. The MX-1000 sounds like it has a lot of potential, but I'm very uncertain about its software.

If the PC software is supposed to be available by the end of September, then Universal Remote should be able to provide at least a marketing slick on its features. If not, that likely means the features and functions are not solidified. I'm also nervous about any company's version 1.0 software. It's always buggy and lacks full functionality. It's usually rushed to the market to meet competition. I would think Universal Remote is no exception. Also, with Universal Remote's poor track record for delivering the MX-1000, I would think major software upgrades will not come too quickly.

The Pronto's been around for awhile and its software is well cooked. If I make a purchase decision to buy a replacement remote in the next 30 days, my money's on the 2MB Pronto (if I can find it).
OP | Post 18 made on Friday September 22, 2000 at 11:43
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I just called and asked home much longer until the release of the mx-1000. The response was we will be receiving our bulk shipment in two weeks and start to fill orders. Funny wasn't that the same responce we got 10 days ago at the start of this thread.

Things that make you go hmmmmm.
OP | Post 19 made on Sunday September 24, 2000 at 09:31
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I've never seen "MX-1000" and "rushed to market" used in the same message. You get extra points for creativity.

(My apologies to Mike G.)
OP | Post 20 made on Sunday September 24, 2000 at 23:02
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I don't get the comparison of the MX-1000 and Pronto. I have been looking for a RC that first and formost performs the functions that I will use 99+% of the time. After reading most of the excellent reviews by Mr. Tonks and briefly playing with a few of the models, it is apparet that only units with lots of hard buttons will work for my Satellite setup. The Pronto simply doesn't have enough hard buttons. I want programmability but not at the expense of hard buttons. It appears to me that the only two remotes that really support my level of surfing are the TheaterTouch T2 and MX-100. The MX-1000 is more than I would like to spend but probably will, the T2 is definitley out of my price range (half the cost of my big screen!). Remotes like the Pronto without sufficient surfing buttons simply aren't interesting to me, the remote that came with my satellite with very limited/non-learning multi device control is still far more usable for surfing than a touch screen device like pronto.

I look forward to receiving an MX-1000
OP | Post 21 made on Tuesday October 17, 2000 at 15:38
Mike Gifford
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The MX-1000 has been available and shipping since the third of October. The software will be available on our website (HOMETHEATERMASTER.COM) by the end of October.
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