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Home Theater Master MX-500 Reviewed
Plus latest contest information
Posted by Daniel Tonks on April 2, 2001 at 1:00 AM
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Home Theater MX-500 release & review.
It's here! Universal Remote Control Inc.'s Home Theater Master MX-500 remote control is now finally shipping to stores. To coincide with its release, Remote Central's complete review of this cool hard buttoned product is now online. As usual, the review is positively brimming with photographs and details - if you want to know exactly how it works, this is where to look. The MX-500 is a 10-device all-buttoned remote control that features a large LCD screen on which 10 adjacent buttons are given customizable 5-character dot matrix labels. The remote includes volume/channel, transport and keypad hard buttons, along with a 5-way menu joystick. With two LCD pages per component, the MX-500 can hold up to 53 commands for each device!

You also get full learning capabilities on every single button, a built-in preprogrammed code database, great EL backlighting on both the LCD and hard buttons, 15 system macros with 20 steps each, 50 favorite channel macros that reside in their own special section and, of course, a great ergonomic design. It even maged to produce some surprising results on our Menacing Thick Fluffy Blanket IR strength test. Detailed specifications for the MX-500 have been entered into our Clicker Picker, plus updated profiles are available in our IR Emitter Comparison. Read all about this new remote in our complete review and be sure to visit the message forum to chat with others.

Our March contest is over...
It's been quite a busy week here at Remote Central! Our March 2001 contest is now over and we've picked the seven winners. Check out the answer to our skill-testing question by clicking here for the results page. That's also where you'll find out who won the RTI TheaterTouch T2 remote, Velodyne CT-80 subwoofer, Pioneer DV-333 DVD player, Samsung Yepp YP-E64 MP3 player, Crisp Solutions UCommand 616 and 515, or Home Theater Master SL-9000.

...But here's April's!
Around here, as the saying goes, April's showers will eventually lead to May's brilliant flowers... though frankly all that wet weather is for the birds. But no matter where you live, I'm sure that some cool free gear would be certain to brighten up your day - inside! This month, partnered with (soon to become AVSMARTS.COM on April 25th with a brand new website and even more selection), we've got a fantastic assortment of remote controls and home theater accessory items totalling over $1,600 in value!

This time we've got 12 great prizes up for grabs, starting with the DigMedia MusicStore MS-100 combo pack, which is an MP3 jukebox that can store 200 CD's worth of audio and comes complete with a portable MP3 player. Next on the list is a Panasonic Gigarange KX-TG2570S cordless phone, with 2.4GHz spread spectrum technology and a digital answering machine. How about one of three easy-to-use Crisp Solutions UCommand remote controls? We've got the top-of-the line UC-616, the soon-to-be-released UC-525, plus the popular 515 touchscreen model. Next is a Home Theater Master MX-500 remote - which as you know was just reviewed today! We've also got their SL-9000 model, a powerful all-buttoned learning remote. Again for hard-button fans, there's the Sony RM-VL900 learning remote, plus their compact SB-V40 A/V switcher. For those with kids, we're offering an innovative Fobis Technologies Weemote. Last but not least, we've got two Terk FM-2000 stereo FM antennas guaranteed to improve your radio reception.

Sound good? Well then, what are you waiting for! Enter our April contest today!

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