Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: So Milwaukee, WI
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Well the thing is that to someone that loves to tinker and tweek and customize things, THESE ARE STILL GREAT REMOTES.
After owning a harmony and hating that I have to be connected to the internet to program it, being limited by the activity states not tweekable(i.e. just have input states not pwr states, a much better way), etc., and the fact my harmony gave out in 3 weeks, I started looking for a better, fully consumer customizeable remote.
After figuring out how to download the mx software and playing with the mx-950's setups, I was extreemly impressed.
But I WASN'T going to pay $500-$700 to an authorized dealer for a mx-950, when I could get it cheaper elsewhere.
To cover hardware warrenty I bought a cheap $40 2 year extended warrenty.
I was able to fully program it with the non updatable software from Universal's site.
Right now I am awaiting a newer updatable version from someone I found over at remotecentral(I won't say who), for free.
So, once I receive that, I am good, saved a lot, and have a great remote.
Although it's a bit of a hassle, I feel others can and will do this too.
I am also willing to share what I have to help others too.
But if it wasn't for my research here and on remote central reguarding the software problem and figured out how to get it, I would have been out of luck.
I feel sorry for the uninformed consumer who buys this remote from an unauthorized dealer, and ends up not being able to program it because they don't know how to get the software, etc.