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Old 01-25-02, 08:58 AM
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I'm having trouble finding a remote...any ideas?

I am having trouble finding a universal remote that will obviously control all my A/V equipment but also one that has RF capabilities to control my X-10 modules for my lights.

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-25-02, 09:15 AM
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Old 01-25-02, 09:17 AM
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You can get an RF adapter/attachment for the Marantz RC2000.

There are definitely other learning remotes out there with RF capabilities, but I don't know makes or models off the top of my head.
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Old 01-25-02, 09:38 AM
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Actually this remote doesn't transmit RF. You have to buy an external IR to RF converter to control X-10.
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Old 01-26-02, 01:15 PM
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A new approach

how about changing the switch that you use for your lights.
Lutron makes a great IR based switch called the Spacer series (http://www.lutron.com/spacer/) that works with its own frequency so that all the other keys on your remotes or the IR sensor on your camera's flash won't interfere with it. The switch is about $80 but works like a charm!

This way, even the most inexpensive learning IR remotes will be able to learn the switch.
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How about the marantz RC5200? The spec sheet lists IR/RF transmissions.

www.marantz.com
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Old 01-27-02, 11:19 AM
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I think...

I think the Lexicon 700t can transmit RF signals. I have the 500t, but the only downside is the SIZE of the unit and the COST.

http://www.lexicon.com/700t/

Same goes with the Crestron remotes.

http://www.m-media.com/products/remotes/crestron/

If you don't mind spending a few thousand on the remote then take a look at theses.
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Old 01-27-02, 03:12 PM
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Onkyo has a pretty sweet one....IR without the extra base which is like $150 more to make it RF.
http://www.onkyousa.com/chad.cfm
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Old 01-28-02, 08:51 AM
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Hey thanks for the replies.
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Does the Harman Kardon TC 1000 have that ability?
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