Originally Posted by Aces_Over_Kings
First: Thanks for taking the time to report back on your experiences thus far.
Second: Now that you owners have been pushing buttons and playing with the new machines for a couple days, how is that remote working out? I remember a few early reports that it would take some getting used to.
I ask because those remotes stand out as a slightly risky business decision. I guess it's easier if I ask direct questions...
Is it in fact a touchscreen?
Does the touchscreen work?
Is there lag/delay like old LCD screen remotes?
Is the menu structure on the face intuitive?
Any reports of a spouse successfully picking it up and getting it to perform the intended task? (as if any of you would let them touch it this soon - lol)
Sadly, I need a new AV receiver that not only kicks ass, but is something my wife can actually turn on and use (basic functionality) without getting frustrated.
Thanks in advance.
I'm probably the one that mentioned that I was having trouble getting used to it. I like it a bit better now, but I have decided to program all of the functions that I need into my MX-950 remote. For your specific questions though:
-> Yes it is a touch screen
-> The touchscreen does work, although it take a pretty deliberate push.
-> Actually, its not an LCD touch screen at all. I don't exactly know what technology they used for it. It has icons at the top area of the touch screen for your different sources. The bottom area of the touch screen is made up of an array of 12 buttons. The labels for those buttons change depending on what function you are performing.
-> It was not intuitive (for me) with my first few sessions with this remote. I have been playing with it so much this weekend, I am now getting used to the menu structure.
-> My wife can do basic stuff with it - turn the 4308 on and navigate around with the arrow buttons. Since we have many different sources (that need on/off, input switching, etc), I found it easier for me to program macros into my MX-950 for her. I have not yet tested the programming capability of the 4308's remote. Maybe one of the other new owners can chime in on this.