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Very Nice Multi Remote with RS232 and RF?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by JetJockey, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. JetJockey

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    Hi all.

    I would like to buy a nice "remote control" for my home theatre that will control my Arcam DV79, AVR300, Skybox and Panny plasma. :lease:

    However.......................................... :rolleyes:

    There are three considerations

    1) Don't want to go to the wild Crestron Price level!! :eek:

    2) Don't want to drop to the Monochrome, small screen Marantz 5400 style unit. :suicide:

    3) (The Killer) unit must be able to output in some format, possibly RF, RS232 style commands. This will allow me to feed these commands straight into the RS232 input on my Panny PWD5 Plasma. Why? So that I can tell it to go straight to inputs such as "PC" or "Component" etc, without using the normal IR remote which forces you to step through all the inputs one by one!!

    If anybody can help by suggesting a unit, together with a receiver that can then put the RS232 commands into the Plasma via it's RS232 socket, they will deserve a medal.

    Many thanks, Gerald. :smashin:
     
  2. loonatic

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    I thought that the series 5 pannys had discrete codes for the inputs...have you checked on Remote Central.

    I can recomend the Home Theatre MX500 / 700 / 800 if you like hard button remotes...I do not get along with touchscreen remotes as you can't use them without looking at them all the time...plus they are just not tactile enough.

    Cheers, Lee
     
  3. hornydragon

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    5 series does have discrete codes
     
  4. JetJockey

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    Gents

    Thanks very much for the info. Due to work commitments I have not had time to look.

    I seem to rememberseeing a list of codes in the instruction manual but do not remember seeing codes to select specific inputs, just a "step" command to cycle through them.

    Could you be a bit more specific and let me know where these codes can be found? I assume that they can then be programmed into a fairly standard Infra red remote of some sort?

    Many thanks, Gerald. :)
     
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    Thanks all.

    Out of curiosity. Is there a COMPLETE listing for ALL commands anywhere?

    Thanks, Gerald. :)
     
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    jet jockey,i have a mosaic one for all for sale under hardware for sale.seems quite comprehensive.perhaps this may interest you.50 pounds plus postage,not been used,regards,bobbyrandall
     
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    I have a quality remote control - Marantz RC5000i/N1G and all accessories - for sale at £130.00 (incl of P@P). This unit is absolute mint condition - very little used. Contact me for further details
     

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