Capable of controlling whole house through IR, RF or MSC trigger
Animated status screens
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This remote requires sophisticated programming using proprietary software. Professional programming is highly recommended for this remote. If you are programming it yourself, make sure you are qualified and capable to do so.
Item is sold as BRAND NEW. Returns are accepted and are subject up to a 25% return service charge if item has been opened, used, and/or otherwise handled, as to render the item as not being in "brand new" condition. If item is tampered with, a refund will not be issued.
1 year manufacture warranty
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I own two of these remotes as well as the companion MSC-400. The first thing you should know if you are considering is this remote is NOT for the faint of heart. If you are looking for a simple setup and go type device, get something like a Harmony. But if you are a true DIY'er and good with hardware and software you will be well rewarded using a remote like this. It helps alot if you have some basic understanding of Object-Oriented Programming especially when dealing with the variables this remote is capable of.
From a hardware point of view, this remote is fantastic. It is well built, great tactile layout, and feels great in the hand. It is not touch screen which I was very thankful for since I have try them before (like the Phillips Pronto) and, after the novelty wore off, I ended up hating them. There is no replacement for hard buttons and a remote that does not need both hands to operate.
The software is what makes this thing great. The intelligence...
As I write this review, 26 other users have rated the product. 90% of these ratings are either the maximum or the minimum. The ones rating it the maximum praise the remote. And one the ones rating it the minimum criticize the software policy. That sums up my feelings as well. I was aware that URC did not provide software to regular buyers, so I made sure that my seller could give me a copy of the software when purchasing. Unfortunately the software I have doesn't work on newer versions of Windows, but at least I can program it.
If you have the software and are willing to put some effort into programming it and customizing it, it's an incredible product... much better than other URC remotes I have owned, such as the MX-900 and MX-950. The buttons can be programmed to perform any combination of functions on any supported device. For example, when I press "Watch TV Theater," the remote turns on the lights in my theater to desired levels, then turns on the projector,...
The product arrived packaged in a MOEN box and without the necessary programming software. Because Unique Electronics is NOT an authorized dealer for Universal Electronics, INC products they will NOT supply me the required software to operate this report.
Without the programming software you cannot operate the remote so I am out $400.00!
To date still NOT one reponse from the seller after several e-mails.
Suggest you avoid this vendor!
I am surprised Amazon allows them to sell products on their site.
Update 11/2010: After several calls to URC I received the software and with help from a local techniciam the remote was programmed and has worked flawlessly in my elaborate home theater for nearly 2 years. It controls every piece of equipment and provides a seamless user experience for an expert or novice. Before you purchase this device make sure you can obtain the software and an experienced person that can help you program...
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