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post #1 of 13 Old 12-16-14, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Universal Remote Suggustions

Am looking for a remote that has multiple assignment capabilities. For instance, when I pause a movie I would like the lights to dim up.

I'm not sold on Logitech because of the poor reviews I have read. If anyone could help point me in the right direction that would be great.

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Re: Universal Remote Suggustions

Most members on here who use the Harmony remotes are happy with them. You have to take reviews with a grain of salt on sites like Amazon. People tend to only post negative reviews rather than positive.
I have two Harmony remotes (900 and 1100) both have provided very reliable service for years.

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I'm a fan of URC remotes myself. Their more expensive, but Ifound them more bulletproof and programmable than the harmony's
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Re: Universal Remote Suggustions

I'm investigating another alternative. I'm going to be buying an app for my Samsung Tab4 tablet which has a built in IR blaster. If I get this to work, this will totally blow away anything from Logitech or URC . The app I'm investigating can be described here.

According to inititial correspondance with them, I can create macros much like activies on a Logitech remote and group the activities on a per room per equipment basis.

http://colortiger.com/
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Am looking for a remote that has multiple assignment capabilities. For instance, when I pause a movie I would like the lights to dim up.
That's exactly what I have my Harmony One programed to do..and when I touch the pause button again the movie plays and the lights dim.. It works flawlessly every time..

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I liked my Harmony One remote until coke was spilled on it;(.
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Re: Universal Remote Suggustions

URC is most reliable ...Harmony not so much. I sell alot of MX 780 and 880 with RF control ... especially if you need custom macros that do lighting scenes and so forth ...but you'll have to pay for an installer to program it.
The rock solid execution alone is worth it .. I have 1 house with 3 780's and 1 880 - and I have only 1 service call in the past 2 yrs... The 880 is my personal choice ... rechargeable nicad and FAVORITE channels ...

You can also check out Pro Control Z - a product made by RTI but much less expensive ....It controls any equipment with RF, IR and Zwave capability and works from an iPAD or iPHONE..
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I've had my Harmony One for 3 years and zero issues. Highly recommended.
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URC is most reliable ...Harmony not so much. I sell alot of MX 780 and 880 with RF control ... especially if you need custom macros that do lighting scenes and so forth ...but you'll have to pay for an installer to program it.
The rock solid execution alone is worth it .. I have 1 house with 3 780's and 1 880 - and I have only 1 service call in the past 2 yrs... The 880 is my personal choice ... rechargeable nicad and FAVORITE channels ...

You can also check out Pro Control Z - a product made by RTI but much less expensive ....It controls any equipment with RF, IR and Zwave capability and works from an iPAD or iPHONE..
I see that generalization alot of Logitech not being reliable from URC owners. What baffles me is all the posts that come afterwards from owners indicating that their remotes have worked flawlessly over a course of many years... like me... Great remote..works all the time and going onto three years with it.
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Re: Universal Remote Suggustions

I love our Harmony ONEs but you can't get them any more (at least at a reasonable price). IF I need to get a new one I have saved in my Amazon file a URC remote that sells for @$110.


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