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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by Jazz Monkey Jr, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    I am after a new remote for all my gear.

    I have panny plasma, Harmon Kardon DVD, Bose lifestyle.

    Is there a remote that will do RF (BOSE) as well as IR?

    If you can give a few suggestions for different price ranges/best places to get them from.

    Thanks

    Mal
     
  2. Leigh_1973

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    I think the elusive Logitech 885 will (should be released this week/next week)
     
  3. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    It looks a crap design to be honest, what about the pronto's?
     
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    i'm sure the Pronto's do both, & you can setup the controls how you like them.
     
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    How about:

    The Home Theater Master MX series? They are hard-buttoned (no touchscreen) and start off cheaply with the no frills but still very-capable MX500 upto the MX850 which has RF and PC editing support - you can get them from www.fpsgamer.co.uk or www.av-sales.co.uk

    A relatively-cheap but very capable remote is the Sony RM-3100. It is half touchscreen and half hard-buttoned, supports macros and aliases, has a good built-in code database - can be found for ~£70 new online (eBay for example).

    Then there's the full-blown touchscreens - the Prontos (and their derivatives). However, despite being a great thing to wow people with, require a lot of effort and time to get setup exactly right and are generally not robust to be slung around like most ordinary remote controls.

    Have a good dig through the reviews for them all on Remote Central, perhaps have a look at each of their respective forums there too to get a feel for the "real-world" advantages and disadvantages.

    Hope that helps...
     
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    Short answer is NO.

    No RF learning remotes actually control RF gear. RF commands cannot be learned. All they do is use RF to communicate with their own IR repeater, which then controls your gear with IR.

    Some Bose gear can be configured to work with IR or IF. Find out if your's can. If not, then you won't be able to use a universal remote with it.

    I would also recommend the Harmony 885 as the best compromise between power and ease of use.
     
  7. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    Thanks for that, I have actually got a cambridge audio M1 in a drawer somewhere, I may use that for now.

    I may have another look at the harmony, thanks.
     
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    mal you would have to read your manual or contact BOSE Technical for advice re using an LS12 in IR mode, LS18, 28, etc can, and the Harmony is fantastic pee all over pronto IMO and there is an even better one out there but at £600 perhaps more money than you wanted to pay
     
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    Ok, thanks for that, I don't want to pay £600..that WOULD be silly.
     

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