I'm looking for a good RF remote for my dedicated theater and I still have a few of the old URC-9910 RF remotes sitting here with IR eyes, etc. I never got into the JP1 part of those remotes but I am assuming that I could get it updated to control all of my components at least on a basic level. If anyone here has experience with updating with the JP1, please chime in.
I also have (for 3-4 years) a Harmony One that absolutely rocks for my IR-only needs in the living room. I love that remote and its abilities to track functions, ease of programming, etc. Therefore I'm interested in the Harmony line for the theater needs. If I could get an Ultimate for less that $200 I would just do that, but starting at $250 is a hard pill to swallow (but maybe only because I'm underestimating how good it really is). So I was intrigued at my finding of the Smart Control package that includes the app to turn my iPhone and tablet into the remote, along with the basic RF remote. For $100 that seems like a good choice, but I haven't read much about it beyond some people like the basic remote, some people like the app, and everyone hates the button battery running the basic remote. And what about the 900 - is it still viable?
So really my question is, is the Smart Control worth my while or should I play with the JP1 remote? And maybe the corollary question is, am I crazy for even considering one versus the other when the choice is obvious?