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Best learning remote with sky+?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by tjradiohead, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. tjradiohead

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    Hey there people. First post in this particular forum.

    Im really looking for a learning remote that can be used practically with Sky+ and i can program Macros into. For example, I want to watch sky+, i would have to turn my amp on, switch to the right audio channel, switch on my PHD8 Plasma, and switch on the sky+ box and make it easy to record without having to look down and press a bloody flat backlit display.... :hiya:
     
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    HARMONY885 awsome remote
     
  3. LFCRules

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    Hi,

    What's your budget? Harmony 885 is a great option, but there others if the price is right :cool:

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  4. tjradiohead

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    budget: as little as possible, after buying the rest of my kit, im super poor!
     
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    Check out the full range of Harmony remote's here and take a "test drive" to which one is best for you.

    Also check out the Philips range of remotes here to see if they would fulfil your options.

    On this forum, Harmony rules in the smaller budget market, and you won't be disappointed.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  6. tjradiohead

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    Thanks, ill have a look around, the 885 is a bit more than i was hoping to spend...
     
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    Hi

    I have an 885 and the much cheaper 655 and in some ways I think the 655 has advantages. Love em both; however not recommending either; some people dont get them to work and then blame the people who reccommended them. :)

    Richard
     
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    Looking at your requirements I would suggest the Universal Remote Control Inc. URC-200 Automator for £90.

    I decided to go for one in preference to the Harmony and have been really happy with its performance. Unlike the Harmony remotes you don't use a PC to set one up - all commands are learnt from the original remote and complex macros are achievable. Setting up my five pieces of kit took some time but was relatively simple to do.
     
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    I have the H655 and it is by far the best remote that I have used. As ever with something so clever, you need to be perpared to commit some time to it during the initial configuration.

    I have just noticed that it is now available from Dixons online at £29.99 plus postage (don't know if same price in store). At this price, you really can't get better.

    Stephen
     

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