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    Remote Controls?

    I am a man who NEEDS a good remote. I currently have this, which I've owned for probably 10 years or so. Several falls onto the hardwood floors have it coming apart a bit. It's a testament, though, that it still works after all of those times when it broke apart and had to be reassembled.

    I don't think it's going to last much longer, so I'm investigating others. I wondered if anyone has any experience/advice. I've heard good things about the Logitech remotes, and I'm very happy with my current one, from the aptly-named Universal Remote Control company. On RemoteCentral.com, I also saw some pretty nice looking ones from Acoustic Research.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Feedback?

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    I'm on my second Logitech remote. First one was bought second hand off of eBay and it lasted 5 years or so and cost me $50. Loved it from day one and I didnt hesitate buying the new one. The current one isn't high end. I think it controls 7 devices, the higher end models control more. Some also come without a rechargeable battery and dock. I have zero complaints, you can program these to literally do anything that the original does. I'd highly recommended them.

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    Which model do you have? Right now, I control 3 devices: TV, cable box, Xbox. My remote will control 10, but I've streamlined. So, yeah, 7 devices would be plenty.

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    This one. Looks like it only controls 5. Maybe it was the next one up that controlled 7. It currently controls the TV, Xbox, DVD, dvr, and home theater. I think I got in on sale for $60.

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    I will also vote for the Logitech, I have one and also no complaints made it easy on the wife , that it controls the xbox as well all the other devices and the fact that you can just go online and download your device into the remote is great.


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    I'm a logitech person as well, I've had a few of their remotes include one that was in the $200 neighborhood (can't remember the model). My favorite though is the one specifically for Xbox but they don't make it anymore.

    I've actually been looking at this one for my home theater project but haven't researched it much yet.

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    I don't think I could ever get into a pure touch screen remote. I like to operate by touch (as in not looking), so hard buttons are important to me.

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    Another vote for Logitech. I had the 360 one that got released when the 360 did but it died last year. Got a new one at tiger direct refurbished for $50. I will never own another type of remote. They are awesome.
    That Harmony Link might be in my near future

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    Flu, keep us updated on what you go with. I also have an MX-500 that has survived several drops, and not sure how many more it will withstand. I assume I have the same criteria as you when it comes to remotes (hard buttons, macros, discrete on/off).

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    Will do, although it might be quite a while of continuing to ride out the semi-broken MX-500, but one more fall could do it in. The backlight hasn't worked for years, and now the entire right side doesn't clip together. Maybe Santa will bring me a new remote.

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