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So which is the best of the bunch then?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by Kirk, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Kirk

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    Hi,

    I am just building my A/V setup and already am ammassing a stuipid amount of Remotes! :rolleyes:

    What are peoples general feeling about which is the best couple of LCD remotes to be using?

    I am looking at controlling a Denon AVR-3802, Denon DVD-2800, Toshiba 42WP16 Plasma, Pace Sky Digibox, Panasonic VHS (maybe)

    I will want it to pretty much control all things, power on/off,channel changing,ejects, chapter skips, fast forward/rewind etc etc on all devices.....is this possible?

    I don't see the benfit other than wow facter (and yes memory) for punting up for the colour versions of Pronto & Marantz though.

    It's not a massive amount of kit, so I guess a controller with 1 or 2 meg of memory would be sufficient?

    What are you guy's experience with these thing? Good or Bad....
     
  2. LDR

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    Why not just go for the 2mb standard Pronto..£130..I use mine to control TV,VCR,SKY,2 Amps,CD,MD,G/Eq,DVD & still got 77% memory free !!
     
  3. Kirk

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    That sounds cool.

    What exactly does it control on the devices though....I mean can you do all dunctions of the DVD .....by that I mean can you use the pronto to move around DVD menu's and while watching films can you use the chapter skips and fast forwards etc?


    I know they seem like silly questions, but I have pretty much mainly Panasonic devices at the moment which has a TV remote that will control the DVD & VCR however only very basic things like play, stop etc.
     
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    The pronto will do everybutton and command your current remote can, also some it cant such as discrete on and discrete off.
     
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    It does pretty much anything you'd want it to. The best thing to do, is pop over to www.remotecentral.com and download the steup software/emulator for it and a few config files so you can have a play before you comit yourself. If you think you'll want hard cursor buttons, it might be worth looking at a Marantz RC5200 instead, there's software and config files for that at Remote Central too. I've currently got a Marantz RC5000 which is about 99% the same as a Pronto, and am looking at switching to an RC5200.

    Martin.
     
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    Thanks chaps.....I will scoot over and have a looksee...these RC's are sounding like the mutts! :D
     

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