Originally Posted by Low Profile
I could not agree more regarding the IR codes. I am very annoyed about this. I have all my equipment in an equipment closet in a room off my home theatre / family room. If I am more than 20 feet away from the IR receiver in my home theatre the original remote does not work at all. Even within 20 feet the original remote does not work well. I have to go in the other room, open the door to my equipment closet, and point the remote at the unit for it to work reliably. Not good. Thank goodness for my Philips ProntoProNG TSU7000. It has very strong IR output. I can be as much as 30 feet away from my IR receiver for reliable operation of the tuner. I tried using my Philips RF Extender in conjunction with my TSU7000, so I could control the tuner in other areas of my home. After just a couple days now it is clear I won't be able to have this tuner on my RF extender. Using the RF extender it works perfectly some of the time, and then other times it does not work at all. To date I have never had a problem controlling any of my existing equipment via the RF extender.
I had some difficulty learning the Polk codes with my Home Theater Master MX-700 and URC-200, but once I got them in solid (I believe I used very short taps to learn them to the URC, and downloaded a CCF file for the MX), they work fine. On both devices, I set up macros assigned to LCD buttons with about 50 of the channels (I coulda done more, but since I'm never going to listen to them, why bother! :rolleyes: ), and use the URC-200 in the back yard with the RF repeater. Works great! Also, there are discrete on/off codes for the unit, which helps with the macro programming.
|The other big frustration I am having is with the tuners scrolling display which I can't stand. I am outputting the tuners composite video to a DLP front projector of which there is no concern of burn-in yet I have to sit here and wait for the stupid display to scroll long enough to show me the artist and title short of hitting the enter button all the time. I have yet to find a work around for this.
I agree with the on screen and front panel display - they suffer from the same single-modal issue that the Delphi products have (the remote and the front panel share the same mode of operation instead of being independent). If you press the display button, and use the left/right keys (I'm not in front of it at the moment) you'll get a (smaller) text display with both artist/title without scrolling.