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universal remote question

Old 02-09-05, 12:51 AM
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universal remote question

I'm half-heartedly looking for a new universal remote but have one burning question. My current universal remote cannot do functions where you need to hold down a button (e.g. if you want to zoom way in on a DVD you have to keep pressing the "zoom" button over and over again, you can't just hold it down like you can with the DVD player's original remote).

Also, it only allows one button press per second or so, so you can't just "click click click click click" quickly, it's more like "click...click...click...".

So, the question is: Do the Logitech or Home Theater Master remotes 1) allow you to just "hold down" buttons and 2) quickly press any button repeatedly?
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Old 02-09-05, 12:27 PM
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The MX-500 does let you do this. (e.g. hold the volume button to continuously increase/decrease volume, etc.) As I recall, you may have tio learn such commands directly from the original remote, and hold the original button down when beaming the signal to the MX-500 to learn the continuous function. Also, pressing buttons in rapid succession works fine.
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Old 02-09-05, 12:34 PM
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I've used the MX-500 for a few years now and absolutely love it. Well worth the price...just don't let your kids use it. Mine was dropped a few too many times and eventually had to get a new one.
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Old 02-09-05, 01:28 PM
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The logitech allows you to adjust the hold down time and the repeat delay. This is adjustable for each device in your system. for example I have a very small delay for my TiVo controls, but normal for pretty much everything else.
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