Universal Remote for Use with AVR100

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  1. liquidsmoke

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    Hi,
    My AVR100 remote got damaged during xmas :( I rang Arcam but they don't make them anymore. They offered me a 60 quid programmable one, but i thought - can i just get a cheap programmable one off ebay and use that?

    I'm not sure how these programmable remotes work as ive never used one; do you NEED the original remote to program them, or can you do it another way?

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    Have look at the Logitech Harmony range, they are superb!

    (unless you've got a Panasonic telly that is!)

    I have their now discontinued 655 model for a couple of years now.

    You just go on their website, tell what gear you've got, they'll ask you how you want it to work, and then just sync it over the supplied USB cable.
    (so you don't need the old remote!)
    The Harmony is different mainly because its activity based,
    eg. You press the "WATCH DVD" button.
    It will switch on your amp, switch on your tv/plasma, switch on your DVD player, set your amp to the correct input and anythinhg else you want.
    . . . . and when you press the OFF button. . . . .well you can guess what happens!

    Cheers

    stuart
     
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    How does it know all the frequencies etc?

    How much am i looking at for one of these?
     

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