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macro "frenzy"

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by av2diefor, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. av2diefor

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    I have a Kameleon one for all (6) , but its a little useless on macros.

    I would love a remote with a screen of macros "logos" to say switch to a favourite sky channel, switch the amp for audio, then say switch the tv input to a cctv feed and the amp again for audio.

    Anyone advise to the perfect solution please?
     
  2. LFCRules

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    Hi,

    How much money have you got :)

    Logitech remote slightly cheaper, but will do everything you want, plus lots more. Pronto type of remote (Philips/Marantz) will do everything you want, plus lots lots more, but more expensive. Those are the preferred options on this forum, but obviously lots of models in each. Money, complexity of your set-up, and how much patience you have are the main drivers as to which one you want to go for.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    Agreed but having had both the pronto and harmany, I would say that the harmony is 10 times easier to set up and the pronto is slightly more versitial, on the whole I have given my pronto to my brother and am very happy with the Harmony 885
     
  4. av2diefor

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    Cheers for the replies.

    I was hoping to spend less than£200 to acheive this, although i would go higher if it gave me what i want.
     
  5. LFCRules

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    The Logitech Harmony 885 sounds like the one for you then. Check out the numerous :) threads on the 885 here at the moment. Take a test drive on their website as well to see if it's the one for you.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    Cheers Andy.
    BTW there was a pronto on ebay (RU930 TSU500) went for £45, any good?
     
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    Not had one myself, but checking out the Philips website, it would do what you need. The screen programmable to put in icons' of your choice, with macro options. Slightly small memory, 1Mb, but you would probably be hard to fill it unless you use lots of complex icons.

    Check the Philips site http://www.pronto.philips.com/index.cfm?id=887
     
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    Andy, i checked out the Logitech website and had a "test drive".

    Looks good and idiot proof :)
     
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    The Pronto 7000 is the one for me.

    Ebay have a few, £260 for a Philips factory recon one.

    Anyone tried this?
     
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    Andy,
    took your advice and got the 885 :thumbsup:

    I'm loving it, special thanks for all the tips on the review thread (especially the logo's)

    Well worth the money...............
     

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