I am in the midst of a home theater upgrade of sorts, and I'm looking for a good learning remote that won't break the bank (I'm looking at YOU, Logitech!). Here are the devices I need to control:
Panasonic Tau series widescreen CRT HDTV (Dunno the model number...I think it's 34" or 36")
Comcast Motorola HD-DVR
Xbox (original, not 360, running XBMC (not that it makes a difference...))
Maybe a receiver in the next 6 months or so...gotta get a surround rig in here
The supplied Comcast remote works surprisingly well for all the devices, except for one little thing...on the Xbox, everything works except the "Select/OK" button, which defaults over to the damn cable box. Aggravating. So, help me out?
(edited by ironcladlou on 27.5.08 1805)
"I could drown the pain, and drink upon commuter trains, and here you stand in eastern standard time" - Mike Doughty
I know the logitech ones are expensive, but they are worth it. I think you can get the xbox 360 logitech for $100, and the performance and setup are perfect. You just plug it in to your pc, put in your models and its almost done. Worth a look at least.
All the remotes other than the 890 do the same stuff petty much. The differences are some use rechargable batteries(mine uses AAA), the size and shape and color screen or not. The 890, which is ridiculously priced, adds RF capability for controlling lights/fans and such.
I have the xbox 360 one my self and it rocks, as wmatistic said there's no big difference between the lower end ones, just the battery or if the screen is color or black and white. This is a great time to buy one cause the new logitech remotes like the One are getting to store and they have to liquidate the old ones.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/03/10/pandas.zoo.ap/index.html Another freedom taken away by the Bush Administration - we don't get to see Giant Panda's mate this year. Here's hoping for happiness for Tian Tian and Mei Xiang...