- Remote control utility pants…or is there an alternative?
We have our new home cinema set up and watching a film is great BUT the number of remote controls we have lined up on the arm of the sofa is ridiculous.
Have any of you found an all in one type remote that actually works for the majority of the time? I mean that you can use after a short period of familiarisation without giving it much thought and has all of the functions you use day to day.
I have LG TV, LG Blu Ray, Yamaha AV amp and Sky+ box. The remote for the lights can stay separate but would be nice to include.
Please help me, first world problems are ruining my life (and my partner’s, think of her if not me 🙂 )Posted 7 years ago
Sorry to dissapoint so many, I had to suck you into my boring little topic somehow.
Having succeeded I have to say your replies have been a terrible dissapointment to me, one Logitech Harmony? is the only slightly helpful reply and even that is useless with the ? at the end.
I could try an AV forum but they will assume way too much knowledge on my part.Posted 7 years ago
My idea was to tie all the remotes to bungee cord anchored on the ceiling in the middle of the room, and by each chair have a pole with a hook on it. That way you can grab the remote you want, use it and when you let go it bounces back to the centre of the room so you always know where it is.Posted 7 years ago
I’m moving house next weekend, and once I’ve sorted out all my multimedia stuff, I will know whether or not I still need it.
It’s 6 months old and I still have the box and manuals etc. Not a mark on it.
I’ll send you both an email next weekend if that’s OK?
You should have a read about how it works, it’s pretty darn clever. For example, you can set up an activity called “watch movie” and it will turn on your projector to the correct setting, turn on your AV recevier to the correct setting, load up your video player on your macbook or PC, or xbox or sky box etc. All with one click.
You can do that for anything from listening to music, playing xbox, watching TV etc. So simple to programme what you want to happen when you select a particular thing.
Plus obvious ability to control each device independently.Posted 7 years ago
An update for anyone interested. I bought a Harmony 900 and so far (it arrived this morning) I think it is brilliant. It appears to be controlling all devices very well and is flexible enough to be made to do whatever I want so far. The real proof will come from a couple of weeks use but so far I am very impressed and think the genuine remotes will not be needed again.
The only downside is the cost. Even at a very good price from ebay it cost more than my Blu Ray player!Posted 7 years agoantigeeMember
was going to suggest this as the answer to those that hate seatpost bags – but looks like will do this job as well
17 pockets!Posted 7 years ago
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