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One For All 5 Universal Remote URC-7550

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      17.06.2008 09:18
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      Does what it does, quite well

      The one 4 all universal remote control does exactly what is says on the tin.

      Basically it is a remote controller designed to operated upto five different audio visual devices e.g. TV, VCR, DVD, cable, satellite therefore making life a bit easier

      The setup procedure I found to be fairly straighforward although its not all that quick.

      My TV, a modern Panasonic model, cleverly worked with the first code I entered. You are supplied with a booklet containing literally hundereds of 4 digit codes - you look up your brand, key in the code, and hey presto it works, mainly.

      Some of my other devices did not work straight off with the supplied codes, so you have to go through a procedure with your device switched on of pressing a key repetedly until it turns off. This method works it just takes some time and could render you with a bit of RSI!

      Once programmed correctly it works just fine, the buttons are laid out well and the timer and clock function is handy.

      The only point I would like to make is that this is a universal remote to stop you having to use 5 differnet controls, its not suitable as a replacement for lost or damaged controls as it doesn't give you some of the more complex set up commands you sometimes need.

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      30.07.2001 04:20
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      Remote controls - useful little things aren't they? While they work that is. But then, one day you press the button to get away from that awful TV show you can't stand and nothing happens. Eeek! What are you going to do? Walk across the room to change channel? No way, far too much effort. You're going have to get a new remote control. That's where this little fella comes in. Actually, it's not so little. In fact it's a bit of a beast. This is down to the fact that this remote control can control 5 different devices. This was my main reason for buying the URC-7550. My living room was a remote control gathering place. TV, video, hi-fi, cable - everything has a remote control. So why not get this one remote control to replace them all? No more fiddling trying to find the right remote control. Sounds good doesn't it? So why is this amazing device sitting at the back of a drawer in my living room, gathering dust? The idea behind the URC-7550 is good. One remote controlling five machines. The problems start when you try to set it up. According to the manual, set up is easy. Just find the 4 digit code for your device and key it in. Hey presto! Your TV does as you command. Err...no! More like - Hey presto! Your TV turns off instead of changing channel. There can be quite a few codes listed for your particular make of TV, VCR or whatever. The manual says to try each one until you find the one that works. If you can't find a code that works, then it's plan B. Plan B is the 'Quick Search'. Not a very apt title. This involves you keying in a code and then pressing the TV button followed by the off button until your TV turns off. Once this happens you've found the right code and you just store it. This takes AGES! I sat for about 10-15 minutes pressing buttons before my TV switched off. But even then, the controls weren't quite ri
      ght. Most of the main functions worked though, so it wasn't too bad. However, setting it up for my hi-fi and cable box just didn't work. There are some neat functions on the URC-7550 though. It has a small LCD display which tells you the time. It also has an alarm feature so you need never miss an episode of your favourite program. And the buttons glow red in the dark when you press them. Other features include: auto scan - scans through all channels, favourite scan - scans through selected channels and Macros - allow you to tell the remote to do several things with one button press e.g. turn off your TV, VCR, hi-fi and cable box all at once. All in all the URC-7550 is a good idea, especially if you've lost or broken your original remote. I found it awkward to set up, but now that I've written this I'm going to have another go.(I've just remembered how much money I spent on this thing!) I'm off to visit their web site to see if they can help. I'll update this op if I have any success.

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