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Old 11-19-22, 07:16 PM
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universal remote with activity button

looks like Harmony is the way of the dodo.

need to find a universal remote with an activity button. Sofabaton claims to have a macro button, but I can't seem to get it to work the way I need it to.
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Harmony remotes can still be found. But, yeah, I've seen nothing that compares or would make an ideal replacement.
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The
SofaBaton X1 Universal Remote with Hub SofaBaton X1 Universal Remote with Hub
is currently $159.99 on Amazon, and you can apply a 10% coupon to the order. That's the lowest it's been on Amazon.

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Re: universal remote with activity button

The thing is a pos. No number buttons and it doesn’t do what you want it to and no pass through which I love on my MX-500. Doesn’t work for shit with PS5. Shouldn’t it turn it on? I can’t get it to work anyway. I have to look at the remote. My MX-500 I never look for like 6 or more devices.

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The thing is a pos. No number buttons and it doesn’t do what you want it to and no pass through which I love on my MX-500. Doesn’t work for shit with PS5. Shouldn’t it turn it on? I can’t get it to work anyway. I have to look at the remote. My MX-500 I never look for like 6 or more devices.
Seriously? Now you got me wondering if I should cancel my order.
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I hate it and don’t use it. Just keeping it around in case my 500 ever goes caput. Even then I will find a better alternative.
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Just sits in my bed table drawer. Too bad too. I thought it would really work with such glowing reviews and replace my other instantly. Nope.


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Even Youth man (one of the reviewers that got me to consider it based on their initial positive impressions) now hates the X1.



Ended up cancelling my order. It's a shame no one seems capable of replicating Harmony.

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It's amazing to me that there aren't any alternatives out there. I'm still using my Harmonys for all my TVs. I went looking for the "next great thing" a few months ago and couldn't believe there was nothing out there. The remotes that come with our TVs and streaming devices have improved but they can't control everything. I can short-press my Harmony's button to set the receiver for the PS5 or long-press the same button to pick the Switch. No one else seems to be doing anything like that. It's wild.
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