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Old 05-03-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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Any suggestions for a good universal remote? I'd like to control a Comcast cable DVr and integra receiver, and also Apple TV from a single remote if possible.


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Old 05-04-2015, 01:12 AM   #2
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I like the logitech harmony remotes. This is the one I have now. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmo.../dp/B004OVECU0
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I agree with the Logitech Harmony recommendation. I've got two separate installations where my cable equipment is housed in a cabinet and they have a wi-fi based remote that works superbly in this service. It's especially good if you have several different inputs (cable, DVD, Roku, Apple TV, etc.). You can set up one button startup for each separate activity that switches on the correct equipment and selects all of the appropriate settings.


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Old 05-04-2015, 07:11 AM   #4
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Here is a review of the remote that above poster Steve has. Spoiler alert: They liked it.

The Best Universal Remote Control | The Wirecutter
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Another vote for Logitech Harmony.
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I like the logitech harmony remotes. This is the one I have now.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:00 AM   #7
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Thanks all! I went to Walmart looking for Harmony remotes. No such luck. I'm going to Best Buy this afternoon. I did get my Integra receiver remote to learn the Comcast box and run the system ok while everything is on, but turning on and off is a little sketchy.
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The Logitech Harmony Remote may very well have saved my marriage - my setup is so convoluted that without this remote, only I seem to be able to do anything! It automatically can be programmed from your pc - just pick which devices you have by model number and it programs the Harmony automagically!

I got mine online.
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+ XXX on Logitech Harmony.

You program on the web and just reload it if you ever loose the settings. Even DW can run it.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:28 PM   #10
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Thanks for the Harmony suggestions! I went to Best Buy, bought the 650, and programmed it in 5 minutes. And it works! And it looks simple enough for DW to use.
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Just make sure you teach her about the help button!
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Just make sure you teach her about the help button!
Great reminder. Thanks.
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I like the logitech harmony remotes. This is the one I have now. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmo.../dp/B004OVECU0
That is the one I recently purchased, to replace my aged Harmony 720 (which is no longer sold). It is everything I could want in a universal remote.
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