I don't have THAT particular remote, but I have one with the touchscreen that controls all my devices. I hate it.<br><br>1. The batteries run out quick. The more you play with it, the faster they burn out.<br><br>2. In order to use them, you have to "switch them on" first. So for instance, if you want to change channels, you must first touch a specific area of the screen (some you can touch anywhere), then touch the channel change button. Then the remote goes back into "sleep mode" and the process starts over.<br><br>3. Try finding the specific "wake from sleep/on button" in the dark when you're watching a movie.<br><br>4. If you want to adjust the volume on your surround sound, then change channels on the TV, you have to first hit the surround sound button, then adjust the volume, then hit the cable button and then the channel change button... a lot of work.<br><br>5. There's no "touch sensitivity" to it. With a regular remote, you just "feel" where the volume, channel keys, etc. are... you don't have to look for them. With these touch screen remotes you actually have to look at them.<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
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I'm not in that league either, the installer works for a company that services the big celebs, the installer however is starting his own side business so his prices are competitive for use regular folk.<br><br>The system I'm getting is based around the Integra DTR 7.7 which is a higher end model from the Onkyo line.<br><br>
Harmony remotes generally have good reviews. That particular model comes with a charging stand, so battery life is almost a non-issue. Of the 3 folks I know using Harmony remotes, none has a complaint.<br><br>- alec -
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