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post #1 of 5 Old 12-24-2006, 12:56 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello,

I'd like to control IR TV, Receiver, DVD and HTPC.
So far I have no issues to control TV, receiver and DVD by receiver pre-programmed RC. However, it doesn't control HTPC
For HTPC I use FireFly Mini. that is IR remote and USB receiver.

I don't need any fancy RC like Harmony. Just some learning RC that does the job.
And may cost less then $50.

What would you recommend?

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One For All 8910 or 9910. Less than $40, and you can add flexibility by connecting it with a JP1 cable (sold separately for about $15) to your PC.
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to make it simple 8910 $40 + $15 JP1 cable = $55 right?
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Might suggest you contact The Robman in the remote control forum and ask him what JP1 remotes he has available. My personal favorite (JP1) was the Rat Shack 15-2117 w/ RF base station. I picked up a backup from him a while back for about $30. used it for many years before finally upgrading to the URC-200 (which I heartly recommend as well if you want to up your budget.)

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You already got some good recommendations. You can find the 8910 for less than $30. But if you can find the Radio Shack 15-2117 for around $30. I'd highly recommend the 15-2117.

These remotes have preprogram codes and also have learning features. But to take avantage of its full potentials, you'll need to do JP1 promgraming via your PC. If you only want quick simple setup, I would not recommend JP1 remotes. You may be able to get away with the JP1 PC programing if you only need to learn some commands from FireFly remote.

If you can stretch your budget to around $60, do a search on Amazon for URC300. I'd highly recommend this remote if you want to quick setup and learning commands without PC programing.
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