Join Date: May 2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I've got 6 URC MX-990s and a dozen old MX-850s with most of the MX-850s slowly being retired. I came from RTI and didn't like the proprietary nature. I enjoy programming my own remotes - particularly as I'm always upgrading my audio, TVs, BluRay players, etc.
I really enjoy the 8 hard buttons on the MX-990. Everything is just so intuitive with this remote. I've learned to despise voice remotes and a dislike remotes with 6 or fewer hard buttons or small option screens. I just don't feel they are flexible enough for programming options. I also don't like phone apps as they are slower than a regular handheld remote where you're fingers know exactly where the channels, volume and other buttons are without a second glance. The worst part of phone / tablet based apps is that they temporarily destroy your vision contrast when in a dark home theater watching a movie.
I integrate things with my URC remotes with the Universal Devices ISY-994 and Amazon Echo devices.
7.2.4 with Denon X4300W, ATI 2005 & 1807 Amps, Kef Reference 203 Mains, 202c Ctr, 201 Surr, Ci200RR-THX Top Rears, Q300 Frt Hts, E301 Rear Surr, Power Sound Audio PSA dual S3600i Subs,
GIK & DIY Acoustics, JVC X790/RS540 Projector, Stewart Neve 100" Screen, Panasonic Blu-Ray DMP-UB900, Xbox One X, Crowson Transducers, INSTEON, UDI ISY994i, Amazon Echo