My remotes

dolphin

Member
I have too many remotes I think...

1 for my directv and tv.
1 for my vcr.
1 for my dvd player.

*Supposedly* I can program the one with my tv and cable thingy on it to include my vcr, but it hasn't worked yet.

Yeah. Uhm.

In my bedroom, I have 3 remotes too.

1 for my tv.
1 for my vcr.
1 for my (unworking) stereo.

I think I'm overdoing it. :)
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
Best option would be to get a universal "learning" remote. Radioshack has a 8in1 for $30, so even if you have buttons the universal doesn't have, you can still map your buttons. They also have a unit that includes the RF option, same price, and allows to be in a different part of the house, and still control your equipment (great if you have a stereo).

8in1 part # with the wireless option: 15-2117
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...ct%5Fid=15-2117

8in1 part # with the wireless option: 15-2116
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...ct%5Fid=15-2116
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
and they light up in the dark :) These models can also be hooked up to the computer to add more support for equipment, but it requires a special cable, and probably will never be needed. I have one of these myself, and absolulely love it.

I also have one of these: http://www.dynamic-living.com/big-remote.htm , not a true learning remote, just a typical univeral remote, but the buttons are huge which makes it a nice gadget (and they light up too). The only reason I am not using this one is because it doesn't support my dvd player completely, and since it isn't a learning remote, you are stuck with the preconfigured codes/buttons.
 

dolphin

Member
Bwahahaha I have another remote now. I opened my Christmas presents tonight and one of my gifts was a 60-cd Sony Mini Hi-Fi System...the remote's confusing though, it'll take me a while to understand it. :)
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
time for that 8in1 remote, the only thing it doesn't support is to tell your friends what to do :)
 

Tim

Member
what brand Direct TV receiver do you have? Most come with a universal remote, that does TV, Direct TV, VCR, DVD and Aux. You just got to program it with your brand.
 

jwilson56

Senior Member
If you want a serious universal remote look at the MX-500. Its an awsome remote. For other ifo the #1 remote website is www.remotecentral.com


John
 

Tim

Member
LOL If I ever win the lotto, I'll buy one for both of us. Until then, its nice to dream. I'm looking for a cheap way to change my Direct TV receiver from another room right now.
 
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