It has been a few years since I have been in the market for a new remote and I'm sure some things have changed. I have an older model URC MX-850 that I think I've about had enough of.
Let me explain what I need to run:
1 Dtv HR34/700 + 3 Dtv H21/200s all in the same cabinet
2 panasonic 32" flat screens + 1 Polaroid 23" flat screen all on the same wall
1 Epson 8100 Projector
1 Marantz audio receiver that controls video and audio switching between the Projector, PS3, and a Roku
Bonus - Roku and PS3 but I don't really mind using different remotes for these
With the MX-850, I was using an older model base station and IR flashers to all 4 Dtv receivers, as well as to each of the Panasonic TVs. Obviously I could not control any of the identical components with RF as they would all respond, so I had to move to the IR flashers.
Well, my base station seems to have crapped out. And I'm sick of all of these damn wires running everywhere, the flashers falling off the front of my components, etc.
Not to mention the URC software interface is clunky and outdated, and I don't even know if I can run it on Windows 7. Every time I need to add a device or change something it is a major ordeal and half of the time the updates don't work anyway.
I would like to move to something wireless, if at all possible. Can I do that? What device(s) might work? It would also be great if I didn't have to hook up to a PC every time I wanted to update/program something, but browsing around here it seems like that may be asking too much.
I'm not married to URC, or Harmony, or anything. I just want something that fits the above criteria and will let me control all of my devices.
Any advice? Thanks in advance.