Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD & Home Theater Gear
Reload this Page >

What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

Old 03-17-23, 05:37 PM
  #1  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,430
Received 909 Likes on 769 Posts
What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

I’ve had the the same for like 20 years it would seem. I love it, but I think its day has come. It was the MX-500 universal remote.

So, what’s a good, newer, multifunctional, backlit remote? Ones you all use and would recommend.

I basically want to learn all my mx-500 keys into new remote. Must be at least 6 devices. And something that can be readily gotten on Amazon. I have some gc to use. Thanks.
Old 03-18-23, 12:05 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,346
Received 625 Likes on 482 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

This is a tricky question these days. Normally I would have said to pick
whichever Logitech Harmony remote you can afford whichever Logitech Harmony remote you can afford
. But now that they are discontinued, they are all currently obscenely overpriced. I have sometimes heard that Sofabaton is currently the next best thing but it has it's pros and cons (https://www.universalremotereviews.com/sofabaton-vs-harmony/).



Last edited by RocShemp; 03-20-23 at 06:05 AM.
Old 03-18-23, 05:59 AM
  #3  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,430
Received 909 Likes on 769 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

Yes, I’ve heard sofabaton. You’re the second to recommend. It does have pros and cons like I saw in a video. It just looks too complicated for me. Thanks Roc!
Old 03-19-23, 12:21 PM
  #4  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,430
Received 909 Likes on 769 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

I went with…


Old 03-19-23, 12:23 PM
  #5  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,430
Received 909 Likes on 769 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

I just realized it has no number buttons. Wtf?? How are you supposed to change channel fastest? I know I could do through Alexa but what about actually changing channels using remote?
Old 03-20-23, 06:02 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,346
Received 625 Likes on 482 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

It seems you use the scroll wheel to input numbers. Weird choice, if you ask me.
Old 03-20-23, 10:14 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 40,141
Received 1,300 Likes on 944 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

Number buttons are not needed as much as more people are getting away from cable. I can't think of the last time I needed number buttons (haven't had cable in a decade). I can get why why remote manufacturers leave them off.
Old 03-21-23, 12:09 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,346
Received 625 Likes on 482 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Number buttons are not needed as much as more people are getting away from cable. I can't think of the last time I needed number buttons (haven't had cable in a decade). I can get why why remote manufacturers leave them off.
I suppose you're right. However, it looks odd when the cheaper model has number buttons while the expensive model does not.



Old 03-21-23, 10:14 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 19,482
Received 909 Likes on 671 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

Good lord those Harmony 3rd party prices. I should sell my Hub/Remote.
Old 10-11-23, 02:50 PM
  #10  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,430
Received 909 Likes on 769 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

just got the Logitech 665, i think. like new condition from Amazon Warehouse. it looks brand spanking new and no sticky residue. i was very happy about that. so this isn't a learning remote at all? meaning i can't just transfer a button on old remote to this new one via lining them up and stuff? this is all done on pc through the logitech link.
Old 10-11-23, 03:40 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,204
Received 1,935 Likes on 1,496 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

My Harmony remote is slowly dying. The volume down button barely works, all the icons are worn, and the rubber is getting sticky. It's unbelievable to me that no viable alternative exists that is superior to this.
Old 10-13-23, 06:50 PM
  #12  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,430
Received 909 Likes on 769 Posts
Re: What’s a good multi-device learning remote?

Can you map or learn functions from one remote to the Harmony 665?

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.