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post #1 of 3 Old 05-21-2013, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
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My new great room will have two identical displays side by side. The contractor who did the wiring in my house recommended the URC MX-900. All my other AV equiptment will be in a closet in an adjacent room. I am told as long as I have a base station that it will be possible to control the two TVs independently.

However, based on a lot of user reviews of URC products it looks like the buttons on these remotes stop working after only a couple of years even with tender loving care. I'm wondering if there are better alternatives to the URC. I can't see spending that much money on a remote that appears to be so flimsy.

What other alternatives do I have?

Thanks in advance

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I'd recommend the Philips Pronto Pro series. It is unfortunate that Philips discontinued this line of products recently, but they can be had on ebay from time to time. (and other auctions) (and other auctions)

The RFX9400 is an extender that will allow you to put an "IR bug" on the front of each set (or use direct cables), to control them separately.

The only downside to the Pronto Pro remotes is that you need to program them with the Pronto Pro Editor software, which has a learning curve for anyone who has not done pro remote programming. There is a support forum for these devices:

I've used these devices for 5 years or so, and I love how they work; never any problems quality-wise.
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You might want to try the Harmony Ultimate. It's RF and has very few buttons to wear out. Also integrates with a smartphone, which will also reduce button wear.
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