Suggestions RF/IR universal remote
Hoping someone on this forum has solved a similar need. I have a TV located across the room from a streaming device (currently Fire TV) and receiver (TV is connected to streaming device via HDMI cable run through walls/ceiling). Also located with the receiver are a turntable and Sonos Controller. I am looking for a simple universal remote solution and so far, the only suggestion I have is from a local AV guy wanting me to use an MX450/MRF260. I have experience with URC devices (MX850/MRF300) and found them to do a decent job but I'm not comfortable with such old technology. The URC solution works because the MX450 has both RF and IR outputs. The IR output will control the TV and the MRF260 will do IR blaster control of devices co-located with the receiver (except, of course, the Fire TV which is likely to be replaced by a Roku Ultra). Of course, I'm not counting on controlling the Sonos controller with this solution.
As an alternative to URC, I'm thinking of a Harmony Companion and Harmony Hub solution but I don't know how to provide IR control of the TV since it is located across the room from the Harmony Hub location (perhaps there is a "remote" IR blaster that the hub can control)?
Appreciate input from anyone who has solved a similar URC need.