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MSC-400 Shipping This Week!
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Post 1 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 08:21
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I just wanted to let you know that the MSC-400s are shipping this week.

This is the high-end version of the MRF, which comes with the new RFX-250 RF antenna. The new antenna runs on a much narrower band, so significant RF interference should be a thing of the past. The MSC-400 also triggers macros for improved performance, rather than sending the entire macro strings via RF from the remote.

Pre-order yours from your Authorized Dealer! :)



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Last edited by Control Remotes on August 16, 2006 08:28.
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Post 2 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 11:33
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This is so new I can not even find any info on it. Please post the Price of the 400 and a link which shows the info and benifits of upgrading from the MRF 300 which I just bought. I like the Macro feature which you just mentioned.
Post 3 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 13:42
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Post 4 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 22:40
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What I'd like to know is

1. Can you purchase the RFX250 separately and
2. Will it work with the MRF300?

I have a couple clients who have so much RF interference in the house, had to hook up an IR sensor to the MRF and disable RF output from the remote.
Post 5 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 23:07
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The RFX-250 will be available seperately, and will work with the MRF-300. The RFX-250 works best with newer remotes that have a newer RF transmitter, I'd have to look back to see which remotes are most compatible. I believe it is compatible with all MX-900 and TX-1000s. Some older 3000s, MX-850s, and MX-950s may not be 100% compatible but the newer ones will be.

I've tried a some RFX-250s and I have to tell you they are truely awesome! Some houses we had some intermittent RF troubles, some relatively severe, and in ALL cases everything was perfect after I put the RFX-250 in!

Once they are available, it is quite possible I will never use an RFX-150 again.

Last edited by Ericjb on August 16, 2006 23:30.
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Post 6 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 00:15
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On August 16, 2006 at 23:07, Ericjb said...
I've tried a some RFX-250s and I have to tell you they
are truely awesome! Some houses we had some intermittent
RF troubles, some relatively severe, and in ALL cases
everything was perfect after I put the RFX-250 in!

Ditto...We had a house that was bad for RF, Now its actually working like it should with the new RFX250....
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Post 7 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 01:14
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RFX-250 compatable with:

MX-900: All
TX-1000: All
MX-950: Build date 9/2005 or later
MX-3000: Build date 11/2005 or later

MX-850: None!!! Rumored to be in future versions.

The 850 doesn't have a narrow band transmitter. I'm not sure if it doesn't work at all or just no improvement from the RFX-150. Haven't tried it, the info above is from URC.

Bob
Post 8 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 01:50
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How can I tell the build date on mine?


On August 17, 2006 at 01:14, BobL said...
RFX-250 compatable with:

MX-900: All
TX-1000: All
MX-950: Build date 9/2005 or later
MX-3000: Build date 11/2005 or later

MX-850: None!!! Rumored to be in future versions.

The 850 doesn't have a narrow band transmitter. I'm not
sure if it doesn't work at all or just no improvement
from the RFX-150. Haven't tried it, the info above is
from URC.

Bob
Post 9 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 07:18
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The very new 850s do have the narrow band transmitter, but I think they need to be much newer than the 950s and 3000s. I just had this discussion because I have a customer with 4 MX-850s and I need to check his because I will be putting an RFX-250 in there too.
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Post 10 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 07:40
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On August 17, 2006 at 07:18, Ericjb said...
The very new 850s do have the narrow band transmitter,
but I think they need to be much newer than the 950s and
3000s. I just had this discussion because I have a customer
with 4 MX-850s and I need to check his because I will
be putting an RFX-250 in there too.

Ericjb, How do I tell the production date? I have a couple of 850's myself..
Vincent
Post 11 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 11:04
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sorry!
Post 12 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 11:04
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Last edited by surge on August 17, 2006 13:33.
Post 13 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 11:40
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Although the MX-850 will be equipped with narrow band transmitters in the fourth quarter of 2006, it will only be to improve performance with the RFX-250 version of the MRF-300, called teh MRF-350.

There are no plans to make the MX-850 work with the MSC-400. The MSC-400 is compatible with the following remotes:

All MX-3000s with a Build Date of April 1, 2005 or later.
All MX-950s
All TX-1000s
All MX-900s

Build date is found by looking in the battery compartment beneath the batteries, it is the first 6 digits.

Best Regards,

-Eric
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Post 14 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 16:57
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So my MX3000 with a build date prior to above can not be used with the MSC-400? I was really looking forward to converting to RS232 :(
OP | Post 15 made on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 22:05
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So my MX3000 with a build date prior to above can not
be used with the MSC-400? I was really looking forward
to converting to RS232 :(

Call URC and see if there is anything they can do to help you. I can't imagine why they wouldn't update it so you can purchase another of their products.



Thank you,
Damon DG
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