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Old 11-28-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Ok so I've got about 6 remotes on my tv stand. I'd like to cut this down to one and would like opinions on remotes that people have used. I am looking at some made by Sony, Logitech, and Phillips, but am open to suggestions.

Please let me know any and all of your experiences with Programmable Universal Touchscreen Remotes that can control atleast 6 components.
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RMAV2500



My neighbor had the earlier version of this remote, and both he and i loved it. It will control just about ANYTHING in your house that can be remote controled, such as lights and air conditioners. I know it'* chunky, but it'* pretty tough to lose, and the backlighting is fantastic. I also liked that all the main buttons (volume, channel, device) are all hard buttons. It'* full learning so any codes that aren't in it'* very impressive memory can be programmed.
$129.99 at bestbuy.com
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I am currently looking at the newer model of that... Sony RM-AX4000
SonyStyle.com - Sony RM-AX4000. Found it for $115 from an online retailer.

It'* between that one and the Logitech Harmony 880 (Click Here). And possibly others that get recommended.
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Boy sony'* already replaced that remote like 4 times I've also heard many good things about the harmony series remotes (i subscribe to sound&vision magazine).
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Damn it... You're not making this an easy decision.
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take a look at the Pronto'*
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I've got a Sony RM-AV2100. I love it, it'* a few years old now, but has no problems.
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Now I'm kind of leaning away from the RM-AX4000 towards the RM-AV3100...

BH - Sony RM-AV3100 because I think that the AV3100 has more macro functions than the AX4000... But I might be mistaken...

I don't know if I can justify the additional $100 for the Logitech or any of the Pronto'*...
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I probably wouldn't pop for the extra hundred bucks. The sony'* have more than proven themselves to be a reliable unit (the one my neighbor was CONSTANTLY being attacked by his 2 chocolate labs) and has more functions that probably even the biggest electronics gear-head needs. The macros are definately a plus, i think whatever one i showed had something like 11 programmable macros so i'm assuming that the updated versions have at least that many if not more.
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One macro I have is this:
turn on tv
change to dvd input
turn on stereo
change to dvd input
turn on dvd player
open dvd player

All with the push of one button I'm ready to watch a movie.
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