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X10 has a new hard/touch remote that looks much like the very high-end MX950.


I can't believe it really has a high resolution color touch screen and all the other doo-dads touted by X10.


I found nothing on the JP1 forums or RemoteCentral about it.


Anyone here seen or used one?

X10 page for IconRemote
 

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UPDATE: I found that it is a rebadged Philips SRU8010.


No reviews for that at RemoteCentral, either.

Philips showed the 8010 at CES 2007.

How in the world would X10 have gotten a rebadge out before Philips launched theirs?!?!?
 

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Correct that "touch screen" description.

The keys next to the icons perform the functions.
 

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That's weird.
X10 deleted its entire Iconremote Wiki entry.


I hope this doesn't mean my order won't come through.

Deleting discussions and help pages doesn't bode well for support.

At least I know it's a Philips SRU8010, if needed.

(That is, IF I receive my order.)


When I told my wife about it, she groaned, "ANOTHER REMOTE!?!?!?!"

When I showed her, she was lots more supportive. (but still miles away from being a remote geek)

The RCA RCU810 came close to being our "end all" remote, but too many buttons had to be programmed to functions that were nowhere close to the button label.

We ended up using the Kenwood THX receiver remote for everything but Replay and the Replay 5XXX remote for Replay use. (JP1 extended to control both Replay units and TV functions)

If we were watching Replay shows, it was the Replay remote.

If watching movies, it was the Kenwood remote.


I'm hoping the SRU8010 will solve that issue. (and I sadly doubt it will have JP1 capability)
 

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There aren't any close up shots of the navigation buttons on that page.
 

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I found why a Philips remote at CES would be on X10 first:

"We are developing the remote for an OEM."


Philips is a HUGE company. I'm not sure what "developing" means. I didn't find that link until after I ordered. Had I found it first, I likely would have waited for the version with X10 RF built in. (and some other sources for the Philips as a pricing comparison)


Links to pics that were in the Wiki:





 

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lol. his and hers. I would rather have seperate remotes, which we already do. Even with the close up I don't understand the menu navigation buttons. Is it like a wheel or donut like one of the OFA remotes? Hopefully not as bad if it is. X10 RF integration would have been very nice.
 

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Well, poop.


No remote geeking for me.

They cancelled my order because of a backorder.


I guess I'll have to wait for the RF version from X10 or see whether the Philips price is better than X10 was asking for being on the bleeding edge.
 

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Not a bad price compared to other high end remotes.
 

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 Isn't cross-linking forums fun?


Found on the X10 community forum.


Someone actually received one.

His review makes it sound the like they were a bit buggy.


Hmmm. Maybe I lucked out this time.
 

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X10 RF integration would have been very nice.

I would have put it that X10 RF should have been a requirement.



It seems like something is rather drastically wrong, for X10 to come out with a new top-of-their-line remote, that doesn't support their own X10 RF protocol !!!


All the universal remotes I have purchased, were either X10's, or Radioshack's Plug n Power. And all because these remotes supported X10's RF protocol.


If I didn't value having X10 RF, there are many, many other brands of remotes I would certainly consider first.

Oh why, X10, did you abandon your own long time supporters by not incorporating your own X10 RF ????
 

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Apparently on the X10 forums they stated that the RF will be added to this remote in the future it just doesn't have it now. Besides you can use an IR543 with the remote as it is now.


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Originally Posted by DirtySanchez /forum/post/0


Apparently on the X10 forums they stated that the RF will be added to this remote in the future it just doesn't have it now. Besides you can use an IR543 with the remote as it is now.

"They" who? I haven't seen anything from X10 Inc making such a claim. Just because some wishful X10 Forum users hope it might happen, doesn't always make come true.



I have tried using the, very old, IR543 in the past. It is a kluge that doesn't work very well and therefore not a real alternative.
 

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 IconRemote wiki page back up.


The code database is freaking HUGE! It includes such rare items as Olevia LCDs and Curtis DVD players.


Given the burn the first order around, I'll wait until someone on this forum, JP1, or RemoteCentral has one in hand before I take another stab.
 

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I received a "back in stock" e-mail this morning.

A quick internet search finds lots of "user comments" that all seem to be saying the same thing and just as curious, all have links to the wiki and home page.


Do ya think X10 might have a few shills employed?


Crap. It looks like they've successfully sucked me into being a shill. (unpaid, even)
 

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sixt7gt350,

I developed the firmware for the product -- If you have any questions about the remote or its operation I could answer them. I won't comment on business relationships, and I'll leave the guerilla marketing of links to others.


I'm hardly an unbiased source, but this is one of the cooler products I've done in a while...
 

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I have tried using the, very old, IR543 in the past. It is a kluge that doesn't work very well and therefore not a real alternative.

What wrong with the IR543? I've used one for years and it works perfectly.
 

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It appears that X10 has launched a bunch of marketers out into forum land to post lots of "oh the iconremote is so great" type of posts, so don't automatically assume everyone loves it just from the posts.


For example, in this thread user "Sven Gaudy" claims to be looking for a new remote and is considering the IconRemote....
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=827243


... yet in the following post in a different forum he claims to already have the remote and loves it...
http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/vi...?p=55643#55643


both posts were made today.


Here are some more threads with suspicious posts ...


RC X10 forum
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...hread.cgi?4369 (Pogi, hamiltonjim)


RC What remote to buy? forum
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...thread.cgi?416 (KaiA, Pogi, illuminati)
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...thread.cgi?428 (KaiA, illuminati)
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...thread.cgi?427 (KaiA)


AVS Remotes forum:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=827243 (Sven Gaudy)
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=826268 (KaiA)


HIFI-REMOTE:
http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7984 (Sven Gaudy)
 
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