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Advice on which 'All-in-one'

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by House, May 10, 2003.

  1. House

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    Fairly ignorant on all-in-one remote controls so would like some advice please.

    I am looking to control a Pace Sky box, Sony VCR, Sony Dav-S300 and LG Plasma.

    Budget of £100 which can be flexible for the right model.
    Having done some reading I am fairly sure I like the idea of hard buttons, having said that an LCD for display would be nice.

    Any advice, any pointers, any recomendations ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. PaulBoy

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    House - Just got an All4One Mosaic from RicherSounds for £59
    It is a touch screen with backlight & as you will see from a recent thread on this remote it should do all your gear (I have a Pace Digibox Denon Receiver Pioneer DVD Pansonic TV & VCR)
    The Mosaic is quite chunky but any smaller would be difficult to use IMO ... might be worth a look ?
    Paul ;)
     
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    The mx-500 was applauded on here recently at about £98. Apparently it's easily the brest for the price if you like a majority of real buttons on your remote, as opposed to just an lcd touchscreen like the Pronto.

    It's certainly on my birthday list!
    regards,
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    house
    I also have just got Mosaic from Richer at £59.
    Very pleased with it. It controls:
    DVD player, Digi box, AV amp, Stereo amp, CD player,
    Cassette tape recorder, VCR & TV
    As well as the built in functions it learns from the original remotes.
    All the existing and added functions can be labelled or have a symbol attached.
    It can run 32 macros.
    It's easy to set up using the on-screen help.
    I recommend it
     
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    Thanks for the advice/replies. I shall look into it.
     
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    Here's a cheap remote for £40 looks pretty good value click
    more info here
     
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    The fact that the Mosaic is only £20 more and has loads more features than that Philips makes it better value :)
     
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    I am trying to get a demo of the Mosaic.

    It looks everything I need, value etc... but not hard buttons which I think I prefer.

    I say think as I have yet to properly demo a 'touch screen'.
     
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    Just got the Philips remote referenced above. Must admit firstly that I am using it with my second tv system in the bedroom, rather as the main remote in the lounge.
    I can recommend it if you want hard buttons but the ability to learn other remote commands as well as the standard inbuilt codes.
    It can perform macros and has a smart button feature, where you can scroll through the less common commands that you require on the lcd screen then press send button.
    For the price (£39.99) it is a bargain. Only thing to be wary of is the no. of devices it can control, which is 6, though if you check the Philips website, they show an 8 device version.
     
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    House - A word of warning re the Mosaic - I was quite happy as you can see from above post but the other day I turned on my system to watch a DVD and when I used the Mosaic to adjust the Receiver it started to turn up the volume w/o me asking (I usually have my Denon at 30 or 25 if the wifes out! and I got to it as it was on about 12 & the windows were shaking) I checked that the Mosaic & original receiver remote did not have a button trapped (which neither did) I tried several more times & the same happened - Needless to say I have since returned the Mosaic ...
    I may have been unlucky with my one but I was not prepared to risk another one & got a refund ... Paul
     
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    I managed to get some time at RS today to look at the various remotes.

    I hardly got any decent demos - they didn't even have a Pronto (RU940) available.

    Was looking closely at the Mosaic and I must be honest I found it very bulky. As I say couldn't comment on it's functionality due to the lackof decent demo.

    The guy tried to upush the cambridge M700 (?) at the same price as the Mosaic. I asked for a demo but he didn't have any AAA batteries !!!!

    I am now 'back to the drawing board'..............
     
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    The mosaic rules!!
    I control denon amp, jvc tv, tosh dvd, video player, lights!
    Very sweet one button turns on the amp sets it to desired sound starts dvd player switches on tv and dims the lights!! WELCOME TO THE ODEON...............
     
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    Just got myself a RU940 to operate Sony DAVS300, Tosh 42, Sony sat receiver.
    Having the same DAV system as you I highly recommend the RU940. Have tried a hard button one which was OK but limited in functions for example:- If you are running your sky through the DAV, lets say on video 1, there is no button for Video 1 on your Sony remote therefore you will not be able to programme it into the all in one remote control. On the RU940 you can programme various combinations into one button to bring it to Video 1 with one push as well as bringing you to the right scart extension with the same push.
    Hope this helps!
     

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