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ipedro
Jan 19, 2008, 01:43 PM
What I miss from my MacMini setup was the ability to only use the Apple remote for all operations of my tv, including volume.

Now I have to keep the tv remote around for one function: adjusting volume.

Can anybody suggest a universal remote with the simplicity of Apple's remote but that could be programmed to control the TV's volume?



imlucid
Jan 19, 2008, 04:40 PM
Can anybody suggest a universal remote with the simplicity of Apple's remote but that could be programmed to control the TV's volume?

I have been looking for that for the last two years and have been unsuccessful. I want basically a remote that is as small and simple as ATV but that can learn or be programmed to change volume on my stereo/TV as well as turn it on and off.

I'd certainly pay $$$ for that!

Kevin

MacBoobsPro
Jan 19, 2008, 04:48 PM
I have been looking for that for the last two years and have been unsuccessful. I want basically a remote that is as small and simple as ATV but that can learn or be programmed to change volume on my stereo/TV as well as turn it on and off.

I'd certainly pay $$$ for that!

Kevin

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Duffinator
Jan 19, 2008, 08:00 PM
Can anybody suggest a universal remote with the simplicity of Apple's remote but that could be programmed to control the TV's volume?Good luck. I use my Home Theater Master MX500 and it works great. But much more complicated than the Apple remote. One weird thing is when browsing U-Tube the remote is very hit and miss. Works fine with all other functions. :confused:

ipedro
Jan 19, 2008, 09:02 PM
Found one!

http://www.hshop.cz/img/goods/default/29528.jpg http://www.consumer.philips.com/catalog/SR/SRU7140_10_ap1_370.jpg

This baby has a learning capability so you just point the Apple remote at it and it will learn how to do the same functions.

It's nice and compact and the numerical buttons slide away like a cell phone. It will allow you to control your TV, your AppleTV, your Blu-Ray (or DVD), and your sound system.

It has a volume button that can be set to one device so you don't have to change remote control modes just to change the volume.

Product Page Link (http://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/en/gb/consumer/cc/_productid_SRU7140_10_GB_CONSUMER/Universal-Remote-Control+SRU7140-10)

It sells for 40 Euros in most places online. I think this is what I'll get!

imlucid
Jan 19, 2008, 10:43 PM
Good luck. I use my Home Theater Master MX500 and it works great. But much more complicated than the Apple remote. One weird thing is when browsing U-Tube the remote is very hit and miss. Works fine with all other functions. :confused:

I've got two MX-500's. It was my favorite remote for many year until I got simplification religion. Now my favorite is far and away the Apple remote.

I'll check ipedro's suggestion though.

Kevin

Duffinator
Jan 20, 2008, 12:16 AM
I've got two MX-500's. It was my favorite remote for many year until I got simplification religion. Now my favorite is far and away the Apple remote.

I'll check ipedro's suggestion though.

KevinYep the Apple remotes are sweet. That Philips remote is pretty cool, I might have to check that out.