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Newbie, wants oneforall remote

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by markhula, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. markhula

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    Hi All,

    I'm new so go easy on me!
    Essentially I want views on which all for one remote really is that.
    i.e. works with everything, can be programmed, and also can have it's display tailor-made so it can look and function just like the original remote itself.
    I've heard that the pronto gear is the way to go, is this right?
    One of them is £800!! (how much!), I think £150 should be enough and even that seems insane just for a remote. But then again I've just spent 3K on the lovely Panny 6! :)
    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  2. Dan666

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    I bought my Pronto RU890 for about £150 a while ago, and I couldnt be happier with it. Does everything I want it to and more.

    You cant get this model anymore so if you can find its successor, the RU940 for the same money, buy it - you wont regret it.
     
  3. markhula

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info - I see the RU950 around, what's the difference?. I've read they all suffer from slow response to key presses and that the real power is with the ProntoNG software which is a bit of a dog. Also it needs really the docking station (more cash!!!), a docking station for a remote! what next!!. Just bought a panny 6 plasma(excellent) have 14 remotes (!!) time for just one I think!.What do you reckon?
    I just want something completely configurable and that I can get to work with *all* my tv's,DVD, sky box etc. etc.
    Is it up for the job?

    Cheers
     
  4. The Robman

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    Mark,
    Even though the subject line says you are looking for a "One For All" brand universal remote, I think the remote that you described is actually the MX-500.
     
  5. markhula

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    Sorry is the subject line is mis-leqding.
    MX-500???, exactly what is that?
     
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    Hi Mark,

    I got the MX-500 for Christmas from FPSGamer - Great Service from FPS and and excellent remote for about £100.

    I looked at pronto's, Sony's etc and none of them touch the 500.

    Just remember you can never have enough Hard Buttons.

    Chris
     
  8. markhula

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    Thanks for the link will check it out.
    Why did you all choose this over the pronto? (apart from cost!)
     
  9. sneaky

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    The pronto doesnt have enough Hard buttons so I would have been for ever going through menus on a touch screen.

    You may like that sort of thing but it wasn't for me. The Sony was a two handed jobby at times as I think the pronto maybe.

    To be honest the cost didn't even come into it.

    It was just the right tool for the job for me.

    Others will disagree (they will like the pronto). I think the 500 is very functional and the pronto seemed a bit like a boys toy.
     
  10. The Robman

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    When you're comparing the price of the MX500 from various retailers, you should also check out surfremote.com and bluedo.com They're both US based, so there will be extra shipping and customs, but even so, from what I hear, the price is still often less than the UK prices.
     
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    Thanks all, got the MX-500 from FPGamer - fast service.
    Seems excellent, only thing I haven't worked out how to do is customise the MAIN screen i.e. rename button labels and delete some buttons (so they have no function)
     

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