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#330666 - 12/07/10 06:34 PM Universal Remote
dapman Offline

Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 33
Denon has discontinued the 7000 remote how did it compare to the Logitec

Will the Logitec 8000 or 9000 be able to control a Denon AV receiver functions such as ( different zone volume Ect...)

Any other choices besides the Logiec


#330669 - 12/07/10 07:37 PM Re: Universal Remote [Re: dapman]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I've been using the Logitec Harmony 1100 with a Pioneer Elite.

It can do 3 things well.
1) Set an activity on and shut it off. You can program any button pushes with pauses for multiple pieces of equipment to set it to an activity, such as watch tv with receiver, watch tv with tv speakers, listen to fm, listen to a CD, watch movie in 5.1, watch concert in stereo only, etc.
2) Perform any activity that consists of a single button push.
3) Provide all menu activity on multiple pages of the screen display.

#330671 - 12/07/10 08:03 PM Re: Universal Remote [Re: CatBrat]
oldskoolboarder Offline

Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Which Denon do you have? I noticed that the Apple app store has the new Denon app but it only works on xx11 series. I have to try to see if it even works w/ my 3310. I did find some home grown apps that are supposed to work w/ the xx10 series. Need to try those. Granted, this assumes you have some type of Apple iphone/iPad/Touch and it's not necessarily a full, all-in-one.

If you want a big remote, you could even go w/ the iPad and try something like an L5.

I'm also a Harmony fan, in fact, I just reprogrammed my 659 to control a new Roku XDS.

#330672 - 12/07/10 08:26 PM Re: Universal Remote [Re: oldskoolboarder]
Hansang Offline

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 602
Loc: New York
Unlike some folks here, I'm staunchly in the Universal Remote (URC) camp. So long as you don't plan on having complicated macro's you probably cannot go wrong with either.

Just make sure Logitech supports your AVR before buying it.
Denon 4520, EPIC80/500/VP180 Speakers

#330673 - 12/07/10 08:29 PM Re: Universal Remote [Re: Hansang]
oldskoolboarder Offline

Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
The URC6131 (IIRC) is one of the best deals under $15. Those have taken a beating at my house and still work. Agreed, no macros though.

#330674 - 12/07/10 08:32 PM Re: Universal Remote [Re: oldskoolboarder]
Joe_in_SC Offline

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 309
Loc: Charleston, SC
If you don't mind spending some time up front setting it up, the Harmony One does it all. Very good WAF as well.
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#330693 - 12/07/10 11:17 PM Re: Universal Remote [Re: Joe_in_SC]
GTCS Offline

Registered: 09/29/10
Posts: 24
Loc: Burlington, Ontario
I have URC R50 and find it to be a very good universal remote, especially for the price (about $100). My favorite feature is that it can be used to control my lighting. The URC comes preprogrammed with Lutron codes which works perfectly with a Lutron IR dimmer.

#330695 - 12/07/10 11:59 PM Re: Universal Remote [Re: Hansang]
Kruncher Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 484
Loc: Maple Ridge, BC
Originally Posted By: Hansang
Unlike some folks here, I'm staunchly in the Universal Remote (URC) camp.

+1 here. I've had my MX-500 since 2003 and it's been fantastic.

It's the same remote that ships with really expensive gear from Sunfire and other manufacturers who do private label remotes through URC.

When (if?) the time comes that I need a new universal remote, it'll be URC for me.

IR/RF would be nice for next time. But where I'm at now doesn't need RF anyway in a smallish room.

#330697 - 12/08/10 12:16 AM Re: Universal Remote [Re: Kruncher]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
I'm with Kruncher. Ray made me buy an MX-700 years ago, and I honestly cannot imagine employing a different system.
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#330698 - 12/08/10 12:31 AM Re: Universal Remote [Re: tomtuttle]
mpyw Offline

Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 288
Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am using Harmony 880, so far so good and the price is cheap now

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