Thanks for that, but when I looked at the range there didn't seem to be one that hit the sweet spot in terms of the number of buttons available - including the one you highlighted. To get the essentials on the H300 I have used all but one of the unspecified buttons (although I could probably reallocate a couple of the others). Good to know there is another possibility though.I think the One-4-All will take the lead if the Harmony's disappear. I bought the Energy Saver 4 Device + RF control of a supplied Mains socket for £5 and although it's not the prettiest thing I've ever seen it it does control 4 devices by code, learning etc, has Mulitiple Macro buttons (magic buttons) of any set of functions and is JP1 programmable. There are also nicer looking One-4-All models if you find the look of the Energy Saver not to your liking
Perhaps, but how much does a 555 cost?In what way do you find it limiting? Configuring my 555 seems to limited only by my imagination.
I paid £40 for mine three years ago and they are still available for that sort of money. Not silly money for something which saves you so much grief every day for all those hours your are watching TV (or playing a CD or listening to radio).Perhaps, but how much does a 555 cost?
I paid £40 for mine three years ago and they are still available for that sort of money. Not silly money for something which saves you so much grief every day for all those hours your are watching TV (or playing a CD or listening to radio).
I had been using a OFA 7556 for years but the buttons started failing, it would not learn as much as I wanted it to and support for only five devices became too limiting in the past three years and I have been using the Foxsat HDR remote alongside it. But having had my eyes recently opened to the power of an activity-based remote I would not want to go back.
And more, you can tell it to *not* switch off a piece of equipment just because you have want to use something else for a while. I like to keep manual ON/OFF control of my PVRs as my SOP is to not turn them off if they will be used again within the hour. I do use the automated ON/OFF'ing for TV, amp and optical/HDMI switch though.You can also set them to switch everything on for an activity, or just the equipment being used in that activity