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Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the build quality and controls. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Amazon.com.

usability, design, controls, size

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300

 

Editor's Note (February 19, 2009): The rating on this product has been changed due to competitive changes in the marketplace. Readers interested in this product should compare it to the more recent Logitech Harmony 1100 .

Powered by a modified version of Logitech's highly regarded Harmony software; incorporates both IR (infrared) and RF (radio frequency); has a well-designed button layout, plus backlit keys; does well integrating lighting control into the setup...

Overpriced; even though the remote is user-friendly, if you have a multiroom system with several lighting controls, setup can be a challenge and frustrating at times as you continually have to test and refine your settings.

While the RF-capable Logitech Harmony 890 does much of what the Monster Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 does for significantly less money, the Monster is the superior remote.

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Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300

 

Remotes are a great convenience but always having to point them right at the components they're controlling can be frustrating as you're moving about the house. The Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 universal remote ends that...

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"Sucked in by the fancy packaging and Monster brand name"

 

After using Monster cables and surge suppressors I couldn't wait to get my hands on this remote thinking it has to be top end as well, right? Wow,what a disapointing shock I got opening this thing up. Compared to thier other products this remote feels...

It does control multi a/v units with a single button once programmed. (Although it took 3 hours of troubleshooting on my PC to get the thing to control my units.)

For the exhorbitant price, frankly I was expecting more. This thing is like something that would have been designed in the 80's, the display screen is archaic in terms of quality and overall it just feels like a cheaply designed unit.

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Sucked in by the fancy packaging and Monster brand name

 

After using Monster cables and surge suppressors I couldn't wait to get my hands on this remote thinking it has to be top end as well, right? Wow,what a disapointing shock I got opening this thing up. Compared to thier other products this remote feels...

It does control multi a/v units with a single button once programmed. (Although it took 3 hours of troubleshooting on my PC to get the thing to control my units.)

For the exhorbitant price, frankly I was expecting more. This thing is like something that would have been designed in the 80's, the display screen is archaic in terms of quality and overall it just feels like a cheaply designed unit

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"av works great, zwave lighting cant seem to program"

 

exelent remote for a/v but if I cant get help w/ the lighting half I should have stuck w/ the harmony 720, really no differance between the 2 w/out the lights beeing programed

works perfect on all my av conponets & all the activities

i switched from the harmony 720 cause the monster controls lighting as well as av, & i cant seem to get none of my zwave lights programed to the monster remote, instructions very poor in lighting set up w no email response when asking for help. can .

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av works great, zwave lighting cant seem to program

 

exelent remote for a/v but if I cant get help w/ the lighting half I should have stuck w/ the harmony 720, really no differance between the 2 w/out the lights beeing programed

works perfect on all my av conponets & all the activities

i switched from the harmony 720 cause the monster controls lighting as well as av, & i cant seem to get none of my zwave lights programed to the monster remote, instructions very poor in lighting set up w no email response when asking for help. can

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"Very weak manuals and help functions...slow programming"

 

Not much was to like about this. THe instructions and help were poorly organized and not deatailed enough to do the job. The remote would work one time tand then not the next as if it forgot what it was to do. Overall it was a very frustrating and...

Not much. Kind of looked pretty

THe instructions and help were poorly organized and not deatailed enough to do the job. The remote would work one time tand then not the next as if it forgot what it was to do. Overall it was a very frustrating and expensive experience

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"Controls "MOST" Home Theater Gear"

 

Over-priced and under-delivers. 

Easy to understand and use

Setup is tedious and poorly organized

Consumer review by:

"Controls "MOST" Home Theater Gear"

 

Over-priced and under-delivers.

Easy to understand and use.

Setup is tedious and poorly organized.

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Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300

 

Over-priced and under-delivers.

Easy to understand and use

Setup is tedious and poorly organized

Product Specifications

The name Monster Cable is so synonymous with high quality and high performance. Monster Cable products are indispensable components for music lovers, audiophiles, recording studios, sound professionals, musicians, custom-installers and home theater enthusiasts. PRODUCT FEATURES: Controls multiple systems from anywhere in the home without custom integrated wiring and control panels; Easy online - based Monster lluminessence Lighting configurations for customized scenes and timer events; Simple, online, question - based setup of AV components and lighting through Monster Central website; Includes table top charging station and rechargeable lithium - ion battery; System A/B, Favorites, and two user - programmable buttons for added control features; System includes MCC AVL300 Controller, Monster OmniLink RF - IR bridge and blaster, and control link IR emitters; Extended control of AV components through floors, walls, ceiling, and furniture using OmniLink; Built - in "Whole - Home" control of Monster Illuminessence Lighting System dimmers and switches (sold separately).

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Manufacturer:Monster Cable Products
Model:300/300 featuring OmniLink
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Monster Cable Home Theater and Lighting Controller

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:130ft
Supported Devices:Amplifier / AV receiver / DVD player / CD player/Amplifier / AV receiver / CD player / DVD player
Technology:Infrared/radio
Type:Universal remote control
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