Greetings, I am currently shopping for a remote control for my living room's audio/video system.
I am looking for a remote control that will not cost more than my receiver, but on the other hand will be able to control *all* the devices I currently have.
Some of these devices are from brands that aren't usually found on common remotes lists (like my LITEON DVD player), so it seems like my ideal remote will have to be some kind of a learning remote.
On the other hand, I bought a few years ago a learning remote that disappointed me because it didn't really support all the esoteric functions that can be found on the product-specific remotes that come with each and every product (for example, my Magnavox CD player has index search capabilities which no modern CD player has anymore).
So it seems that I am looking for a remote that is both learning *and* has flexible "button" layout something like the Kameleon 8-in-1 which has a touch screen instead of real buttons.
Oh - and I would like it to have at least 2 macros, so that my wife will be able to use the system... ;-)
I came across the following Kameleon 8-in-1 remote, but I have no idea whether it will support all my audio/video components (in the manner that I described above).
Here is a list of the components I currently have:
- Receiver: DENON AVR-1601
- DVD Player: LITEON LVD-2001
- Projector: BENQ PB6200
- VCR: JVC HR-DD8757MS
- TV SONY KV-2184
- CD Player: Magnavox CDB630
I am also thinking at some point to merge some of the above devices (DVD Player, CD Player) into a single media PC (which can also serve as DVR/PVR and an Internet radio receiver).
Does anyone know of a magical remote control that answers all these criteria?
Can the Kameleon 8-in-1 remotefit the job? Or do I have to look for a much more expensive one?
Suppose I find a good candidate, how can I tell (before ordering it) whether it can control all my devices or not?
BTW, I have heard good things about a remote control called "Harmony", but my understanding is that because it has real buttons, it cannot possibly support all the unique features found in each and every product. Is my understanding correct?