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Monster Home Theater Controller 100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and reliability are generally positive. The build quality and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the value for money.

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

Review analysis

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Monster Home Theater Controller 100

 

Both of Monster's 2006 universal remotes feature color screens, but the Monster Home Theater Controller 100 ($350) is IR only, while the step-up Monster Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 ($600) comes with both infrared (IR) and radio-frequency...

Monster's Home Theater Controller 100 universal remote is powered by a modified version of Logitech's highly regarded Harmony software that makes programming it relatively easy. It features a well-designed button layout and a rechargeable battery with...

First, the Monster Controller 100 is overpriced. Second, even though the remote is generally user-friendly, if you do have a multiroom system, setup can be a challenge and frustrating at times as you must continually test and refine your settings. And...

The Monster Home Theater Controller 100 universal remote arguably offers a superior design to competing models from Logitech and Harman Kardon, but it's comparatively pricey.

Consumer review by:

poorly performing products

 

nothing positive here

monster/logitech products suck! their software and/or downloads have crashed my computer twice. i cost me 600.00 to fix it the first time. don't know how much it is going to cost me for this second time. al this for a 160.00 remote! thank you logitec

Consumer review by:

"poorly performing products"

 

nothing positive here.

monster/logitech products suck! their software and/or downloads have crashed my computer twice. i cost me 600.00 to fix it the first time. don't know how much it is going to cost me for this second time. al this for a 160.00 remote! thank you logitec

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Consumer review by:

"Would repeat the purchase."

 

Great product, but could not determine how to... 

Accessible support

Experienced conflict with Vista Home Edition. Dislay reverts to "basic" mode until program is physically exited

Consumer review by:

"Would repeat the purchase."

 

Great product, but could not determine how to stop the setup program from auomatically booting up and running in the background, since it apparently conflicts with my Vista operating system. Wanted to retain the program since I am contemplating...

Accessible support

Experienced conflict with Vista Home Edition. Dislay reverts to "basic" mode until program is physically exited

Consumer review by:

Monster Home Theater Controller 100

 

Great product, but could not determine how to stop the setup program from auomatically booting up and running in the background, since it apparently conflicts with my Vista operating system. Wanted to retain the program since I am contemplating...

Accessible support

Experienced conflict with Vista Home Edition. Dislay reverts to "basic" mode until program is physically exited

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""Novice Easy" setup"

 

First time purchase of a universal control. ... 

Ease of setup even for first time owner of Universal Control. Charging cradle very stable. Buttons are well-built and easy to use. Layout feels very intuitive

None to even note

Consumer review by:

""Novice Easy" setup"

 

First time purchase of a universal control. Though a bit leery, I chose the AV100 over Harmony's due to company reputation and so-so reviews on the Harmony models, particularly dealing with the Harmony charging cradle.

Ease of setup even for first time owner of Universal Control. Charging cradle very stable. Buttons are well-built and easy to use. Layout feels very intuitive.

None to even note

Consumer review by:

"Owned for a week"

 

I purchased this remote for a new home theatr... 

Easy to program

Joystick; A, B, no C; Buttons feel cheap

Consumer review by:

"Owned for a week"

 

I purchased this remote for a new home theatre system in my house. I am a little biased, since I already have an MX-800 for one system and a MX 3000 for a different one. For this room, I wanted to go for a remote that did not have professional...

Easy to program

Joystick; A, B, no C; Buttons feel cheap

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: 2.3" color display with customizable backgrounds; "Wide Field" IR capability for maximum AV control range and flexibility; Dedicated Surround Button for control of sound modes in the receiver; Tabletop charging station and rechargeable lithium - ion battery for longer - lasting power; "One Touch" activity based control of AV Components; Integrates and controls up to 15 AV components; Simple online, question - based setup of AV components and lighting through Monster Central website; Dedicated Picture Button provides Smart PIP and optimal control for aspect ratio.

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Manufacturer:Monster Cable Products
Model:MCC AV100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Monster Cable

Remote Control

Supported Device Qty:15
Supported Devices:Amplifier / Apple iPod / AV receiver / Cable box / DVD player / DVR / LD player / PC multimedia / Plasma panel / Projector / Satellite TV system / TV / VCR
Technology:Infrared
Type:Universal remote control
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