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Harmony Elite or is there another choice?

I am in the process of ordering equipment for my theater build and I've realized in this process that it's been a while since I've had to research buying a universal remote.



In my upstairs living room I have a URC MX-980 that I programmed a few years ago with significant help from some of the users here. I still have the software, but I'd be rusty trying to figure out how to program another.


My new theater build will have a front projector (Epson 6050) on the ceiling, then the rest of the equipment in a rack at the back of the room: prepro, amp, 2 channel player, BD player, Tivo box, Apple TV, and PS4 and XBox.



Would the Harmony Elite be the best remote for the price and in terms of ease of use for my application? 10 years ago I had a Harmony and it was very buggy and unreliable, but I've read they have come a long ways since then.



Or would it be better to consider a URC product and spend a month programming it? Not sure if URC is more reliable or would offer any tangible benefits.



Thanks for any advice you can give,

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I am in the process of ordering equipment for my theater build and I've realized in this process that it's been a while since I've had to research buying a universal remote.



In my upstairs living room I have a URC MX-980 that I programmed a few years ago with significant help from some of the users here. I still have the software, but I'd be rusty trying to figure out how to program another.


My new theater build will have a front projector (Epson 6050) on the ceiling, then the rest of the equipment in a rack at the back of the room: prepro, amp, 2 channel player, BD player, Tivo box, Apple TV, and PS4 and XBox.



Would the Harmony Elite be the best remote for the price and in terms of ease of use for my application? 10 years ago I had a Harmony and it was very buggy and unreliable, but I've read they have come a long ways since then.



Or would it be better to consider a URC product and spend a month programming it? Not sure if URC is more reliable or would offer any tangible benefits.



Thanks for any advice you can give,
Harmony has come a long way in the past 10 years. I have had very little difficulty with it and would thus recommend the Elite for what you are trying to do
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Harmony has come a long way in the past 10 years. I have had very little difficulty with it and would thus recommend the Elite for what you are trying to do

Thank you - I sincerely appreciate your input and reply.

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I agree with Freddypop. I have two URC remotes and one Harmony Ultimate for various rooms in the house and the latter is so much easier to re-program when I change or add new equipment. The URC is really made for custom installers who charge quite a bit if they need to come out to reprogram it.

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