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User reviews for the Zenith ZEN550 from Zenith.
Zenith ZEN550
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Average: 3.00/5.00
Median: 3.17/5.00
The ZEN550 7-device remote control is similar to the ZEN780 but swaps learning capabilities and an LCD screen for RF control of IR devices.
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Written by KISS from Winnipeg Mb.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 4 made on Saturday September 27, 2003 at 6:22 PM.
Review:I bought this remote and am very satisfied with it. I have my dvd and satelite receiver in the living room and have a cable running into the bedroom and the garage. I am now able to change channels and operate some of the basic dvd functions while lying in bed. Due to the lack of functions on this remote for dvd use I wonder if I could use another brand r/f remote with this i/r r/f receiver. Considering I only paid $20Cdn. on clearance I surely can't complain.
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Written by mark monaco from Houston, tx.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 3-6 months.
Review 3 made on Monday January 20, 2003 at 3:04 PM.
Weaknesses:DOA and can't get support/ warr.
Review:I cannot get it to work. Beleive the IR "dongle" used to IR broadcast RF is bad. I cannot get response from zenith. It's like they deny ever making the thing... no mention on their website! The remote and rcvr talk RF, you can see an LED indicating communication when the IR is blocked. But I can't get it to control my satellite, like the other reviewer... but mine is a Hughes "premium" unit for Direct TV.
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Written by InSearchOf_RF from California.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 2 made on Friday November 15, 2002 at 4:31 PM.
Review:Product works ok with most of my devices on an IR basis, (although the list of supported devices is a bit lacking) but the big problem is that it does NOT work with my General Instrument digital cable box when using the RF mode... which is what i really need.

No response from the support line in any way to solve the problem after repeated attemps on my part. The product has become a throw-away for me.
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Written by Jack Sain from Massachusetts.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 1 made on Saturday April 14, 2001 at 8:54 PM.
Strengths:RF Strength.
Handles 7 devices.
Compact size.
Weaknesses:No macros.
Review:After my venerable Houston Satellite Systems "Mastermind" died, I have tried a number of RF remotes with disappointing results... until this unit. This is a well designed system that performs very well. The only thing lacking is the ability to program the remote to control various devices without specifically selecting each device as with the Home Producer 8. However, the exceptionally high RF strength and the lack of spurious emmisions make this a far superior remote. Very satisfied!
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