There is a review of this remote in our paper today. It says that it is aimed at amateurs, whatever that means!<br><br>Anyway, apparently it isn't too hard to set up, but the reviewer had spent all day doing it. You can program it to have one button do several things, for example: Touch "Watch DVD" on the screen, and the gadget flips on the tv, turns on the DVD player and even pops open the drive bay. Pretty cool!<br><br>And apparently you can get a wireless extender for those devices hidden in cabinets or wherever.<br><br>So where can you get it at this discount price?<br><br>my beer blog
I have five remotes for the different units. Most over lap and control some of the features of other units but not all. That is one of the problems I think. If I were to get a universal remote I would have to be absolutely sure that it would control every feature of all my units. <br><br>none of my remotes control more than a few of the settings of my Sammy HDTV. The Cable remote does the most as with it I can control the on and off of the TV, Stereo, and DVD and can control the volume of the Stereo. So that is what is foremost for my use. <br><br>Still the Cable remote won't change the DSP settings of my stereo. My Sammy TV remote, will turn on the DVD, and the Stereo but that is all. Even if I press the Audio button on it's remote it won't let me adjust the volume. I still will only adjust the volume of the TV. This seems silly. as if I have a Stereo why would I want to adjust the volume of the TV. Altho, some do I guess.<br><br>So now I have 4 remotes laying on the table by my Lazy boy. And I use them all occasionally.<br><br>dave<br><br>
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No, not yet, still thionking about it. My plan was to get the Bose 3-2-1 surround system. then connect it to my Sharp Aquos 26" LCD HDTV & my Samsung upconverting DVD Player.<br><br>I was just looking at the Bose and i see that there's no HDMI input. I don't know now if i want to spend the money on something i don't know how "future-proof" it's going to be.<br><br>this is only going into my 10x12 bedroom, so i don't need something too loud, i like the idea of only 2 speakers & "virtual" surround.<br><br>but now i'm thinking if i'm going to spend upwards of $800 on surround, i must be able to get something better than the Bose 3-2-1.<br><br>but is it going to be worth the trouble of setting up 5 speakers, wires, screwing brackets into walls, etc...???<br><br>ughhh, dilemmas, dilemmas.<br><br>i love my tv and my dvd player. i just want good sound now. and a remote that controls everything.<br><br>like someone else was saying here, my cable remote does mostly everything right now, but i want to be able to type in numbers and have my cable change, hit vol. up/down and have the (soon to be) receiver/surround turn up/down, not the tv. and without having to hit the [CAB] [TV] [AUX] button on the remote.<br><br>i'm now going to see what else is in the ~$750 range for surround that will work the best in my bedroom.<br><br>i don't want a home-theater-in-a-box, because those come with a dvd player. i Have a dvd player, i don't need one.<br><br>i might just end up getting the Kameleon 8 remote unless i can find a good deal on cheap & nice receiver/speaker package where i won't mind spending the extra $ on the Harmony 1000.<br><br>
This is a receiver I have been looking at:<br><br><br><br>Details:<br> » 90 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD<br> » Dolby® True HD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES®, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding<br> » XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)<br> » Neural Surround decoder for XM's HD Surround channels<br> » SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)<br> » iPod integration (requires optional Onkyo DS-A2x iPod dock)<br> » Audyssey 2EQ auto speaker setup (microphone included)<br> » dual-room/dual-source audio<br> » RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) control via HDMI with compatible components<br> » back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers<br> » high-current amplifier design<br> » 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels<br> » 40 AM/FM/XM/SIRIUS presets<br> » aluminum front panel<br> » multibrand remote<br> » sleep timer<br> » 17-1/8"W x 6-7/8"H x 15-1/16"D<br> » warranty: 2 years<br> » Want more peace of mind? Extended Service Plans Available<br><br>Connections:<br> » 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (2 in, 1 out)<br> » HDMI version 1.3a<br> » analog-to-HDMI video conversion<br> » component video switching: 3 in, 1 out<br> » component video conversion<br> » digital inputs: 3 optical (including 1 front panel), 2 coaxial<br> » 5 audio/video inputs, including:<br> • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video<br> • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video<br> » 2 audio-only inputs<br> » no phono input<br> » 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input<br> » 1 pair of main speaker outputs<br><br><br><br>Get some good speakers like Polk's and you will be set!<br><br>my beer blog
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