Mine came in a few days ago and now I'm basically just waiting on the 120" screen to arrive from Elite Screens so that I can start swapping my set-up over from my 92" rptv. Since 2008 I've used a Harmony One to control everything, but the HU85 appears to not use IR. So my question for everyone that has the HU85 that wants to or is using a "centralized" remote system to control all of their components and activities, what are you using or what do you recommend? I know the Harmony Elite type systems operate with a hub and do Bluetooth, WiFi, IR, etc., but I REALLY DISLIKE that they do not have physical number keys and that's the main thing that has kept me hanging onto the Harmony One's in my den and bedroom for this long and not "upgrade" to the newer ones. One of the things I love about the Harmony system is that you can set it up and program it yourself so that you can add and tweak as you need/want to. My dealer handles URC, but they have to do all the programming. My buddy there said they have (or came out with) one that is initially programed by the dealer and then the customer can add/tweak afterwards, but said it was a complete mess. I don't know if it was just non-techy customers that just couldn't figure it out, or if the system really is/was not good or really was too complicated for someone that doesn't have deep experience doing that type of stuff.
With Thanksgiving being here in four days, I'm not anticipating having it installed until probably the first week of December(I'm having them install the screen, because it's gonna be a slight pain. The screen is going to have to be floated off of the wall probably at least 2.5"-3" to clear the crown molding, because it's going to have to be within 1" of the ceiling), so I have a little bit to get the remote situation figured out. I haven't completely ruled the Harmony Elite out(if it will work with it) since I'm familiar with the base system and it's affordable and I really like that I can do all the set-up and programming myself. The cost and the "unfriendliness" of programming has me less than excited about the URC stuff, but I don't know how deep the options really go for me now, since this projector doesn't use IR. I haven't been keeping up with the home theater world for a while, so I'm open to suggestions.
Last edited by Run&Gun; 11-24-2019 at 12:46 AM.