Originally Posted by Bob Fosse
progprog. Which Nevo model do you have? How much did it cost? Can it be programmed with a Mac?
I use the Q50 in both my setups (I prefer hard transport buttons...PLAY, PAUSE, etc....over the more exclusively touchscreen approach of the S70). The Q50 retails at ~$699, I think, though I paid less. The "system," if you want to use it as more than just an IR remote, also requires the NC-50 extender, which lists at ~$299 (I think), and an RS-232 module for each component where you'll use serial control, at $50 each. (Other module types, like voltage sensors, are available, but not usually needed.) Often, the remote and extender can be picked up as a package set for between $500-600 through unauthorized channels. (This is a big caveat with Nevo: they have a tightly controlled dealer/custom installer network and they absolutely won't provide warranty service if you go outside those channels. Installers generally charge full retail, and then some.
It's not a perfect system (none of them are), and it's expensive when all's said and done, but it's very powerful, flexible, and user-friendly. I couldn't go back to IR control and all its limitations at this point.
I believe the Nevo programming software requires one of those virtual PC programs to run on a Mac. (There was recently a big software update, and I don't know if that finally included direct Mac support.) I know there are people who program Nevos on their Macs, but I can't say whether there are any specific issues or limitations when doing it that way.