I've overhauling my A/V setup as my 6-yo Hitachi RPTV is on the fritz. Got a Panny 58" 800U Plasma, Denon 1909 coming. Held off on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray purposely before a winner was declared. Seems the PS3 is the best choice for a Blu Ray player as you get a great game system to boot. But then I found as everyone else, it is controlled by bluetooth instead of IR. I have an MX-700 Universal Remote. It is simple for people to use, and easy to program. I don't need a fancy remote. After the stand, Denon, Panny, cables, etc., the total cost is really getting high. Can someone post a quick summary as to:
1) Whether there is a way my MX-700 can learn the IR commands or will I be forced to purchase a Harmony?
2) I see posts with all sorts of problems. I have programmed macros for my MX-700 including ones with delays, no problem. Is it going to be a pain to get all this setup and working properly even if I buy a Harmony remote?
It's really nice on these longer threads if someone once in a while sort of make a bookmark posts that summarizes all the conclusions/tips that there is a consensus on to this point so us people don't have to spend a hour reading 60 posts.