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post #1 of 4 Old 08-19-2014, 07:28 PM - Thread Starter
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replacing URC R50

My R50 is starting to no longer register the play button, after 8 years of use.

According to Amazon, URC is discontinuing the R50? Thats unfortunate. The only device that is a consumer product that comes close to it in terms of number of remotes it replaces is the considerably more expensive Harmony One

Are there any other remotes that offer similar functionality at a similar price point? Is URC introducing a successor to the R50?

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The only complaint I have the with the R50, is in my new place, its a little 'weak'--meaning I have to almost get off the couch to get it to control the cable box. Suggestions? I actually just found an open box R50 for < $50, so I picked up a 'new' one... Should I have gone RF?

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You could try looking for used mx-450, the RF version of the R50. The R50 was replaced by the URC-R40.
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thnx!

Looks like the MX450 is also being discontinued...
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thnx!

Looks like the MX-450 is also being discontinued...
For the record, the MX-450 is still a current model on URC's website.

hhttp://www.universalremote.com/prod...p=MX-450ttp://


But it looks like the MX-450 the only remaining user-programmable learning remote they offer. I recently picked one up and while i like it, i like my R40 a lot more. The R40's button layout feels a lot more natural, it's hard buttons feel more solid, it has the four extra colored buttons that come in handy, and the screen layout is much more customizable. The only thing i like more about the MX-450 is the larger brighter screen but that's about it. I also like that it's at least still available

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