I'm sorta considering the 900 but have concerns about the few issues brought up on this thread. But I haven't seen anyone address the following issue below, so any thoughts or comments would be appreciated...
We currently have the One controlling our main-level A/V system, with a Xantech IR repeater system (shelf-top receiver - not
LCD-proof or plasma-proof model unfortunately - with Xantech 283M
stick-on transmitters) to control the equipment behind closed cabinet doors. In general this seems to work just fine, with the following bug: Whenever we enter the "Watch HDTV" activity, the Comcast/Motorola cable box does not respond to the One's commands for the first few minutes. The Yamaha receiver operates just fine, which is located in the same cabinet as the cable box. Any other activity (Listen to CDs, Watch HD DVD, Watch Blu-ray, Listen to FM) has all related equipment being controlled just fine. The cable box is the only one with challenges.
Our LCD TV (Samsung LN-T4061F) sits above the equipment cabinet, with the Xantech shelf-top receiver about two feet to the right of the TV on an adjacent shelf. Also, we do have CFL bulbs in our two overhead light fixtures, one of which is usually on during TV watching. I've noticed when initially entering "Watch HDTV", the Xantech receiver's light does glow reddish, along with all the transmitters inside the cabinet. This glowing usually dims after a few minutes - about the same time the cable box starts reacting to the remote signals
I thought about changing the shelf-top receiver to an LCD-proof model
, but came across this thread a few weeks ago. The RF capabilities might work fine since we're only about 10-12 feet away from the equipment cabinet. HOWEVER, I still don't know if we will still have the same potential interference from the LCD TV and/or CFL bulbs in the room with the 990's remote blasters.