Originally posted by HiHoStevo
I have just that problem... a proliferation of remotes, such that I and my son are the only ones that can run the theater... (not necessarily a bad thing).
However, do you have any experience with single remotes that will run everything... to the point where the Wife can just push a button for what she wants and go.... Oh Yeah... it cannot cost as much as the silly projector!!
First allow for an abject apology for not asking this question of Mike, who is the guru of SurfRemote.com.... bow, scrape, beg forgiveness............
In Nevada I am running the BenQ 8700, a Denon 3805, an RCA DTC-210, an X-box, a Gateway 901X, a Gefen 4 port DVI switch, and a Replay 5040. The Denon and RCA came with Multi remotes, but I was more interested in something like I see at CES, which of course I cannot afford! It would be so cool if my wife could simply come in and push a single button "DVD" let's say and the projector powers up, then the Denon Powers on, then the DVD player, then after a little time the remote would have to tell the projector that it wants to use the DVI or Component as necessary, switch to the anamorphic setting, and use memory #1 for color.
Then with one more button push everything powers down.
Is it possible to do this without breaking the bank??
I have been using a "one for all" remote that has a JP1 input. I paid a nice person to program it to work with my Denon ... as Denon receivers do not use "normal" IR codes... so I used to be able to use that remote when I had a rear projection TV to do all the above (well not switch to anamorphic). Now I just use it to turn on the Denon, adjust volume, select the appropriate source (DVD, PVR, etc)... it is set up so that you can just push a single red button and it turns everything on you want on..., but I would really like something a bit more "user-friendly" for the wife.
I have not picked the components for Utah yet.......... that is why I am spending so much time on these forum's instead of playing Mercenaries or Halo2! But I am going to need another receiver (thinking of Denon 2105, I like having the ability to switch three component in's... would love the Marantz 8500 with it's DVI switching capability... but oh well you can't have everything), upconverting DVD player (probably Bravo D-2 or Panny S-97), projector... (7700, MT-700, H31, H77), HD Receiver (used LSS-3200) and speakers.
Oh, if you did not get the PM, the offsets for 7 feet, 9 feet, and 11 feet, should have been... 10.9", 14", & 17.2"...... from lens center to top/bottom of image. How did this compare to what you had??