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MX800RF Universal RF Frequency PC Programmable LCD Remote Control

MX800RF Universal RF Frequency  PC Programmable  LCD Remote Control
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5 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of MX800RF Universal RF Frequency PC Programmable LCD Remote Control. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. People really like the usability.


On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Nice but not perfect


I'm guessing there are so open box items of this for sale because it's hard to find the software and people give up and send it back. It took me 3 hours to find the software (ended searching for MX-850).

Strong signal. Can use RF, IR, or both RF and IF with each programmed device ; Software is excellent and very easy to use (click and drag, create shortcuts, create macros, software version of remote on screen). Easy to download and upload ; No...

Software not packaged with device. In order to get software, you need to go to the hidden web page which can be found by searching for "mx-850 editor php discussion" with the most popular internet search engine ; Had to disable RF and then enable RF to...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Nice but not perfect


Strong signal.

Software not packaged with device.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Updates difficult


The remote works excellently from anywhere in the room.

The automatic updating stopped working some months ago, and when I asked the company about that, I got snarky questions why I might want so many updates.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

No new devices Update


Caution. Without the serial number sticker under the battery lid, you get NO software from URC to program your remote.

Great ergonomics, easy to use

No software included ; URC stopped supporting Live Updates on Aug.1 '06. You only get device IR library up to that date

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

No new devices Update


No software included.

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

Radio Frequency (RF) operation provides 50' - 100' range though walls and doors, indoors or outdoors. Self-adhesive "flashers" affix to the infrared sensors on the front panels of your components. The flashers relay commands to components out of sight of the MRF-200's front blaster. The flashers plug in to the MRF-200's rear flasher line outputs via their 10-foot cables. Six flashers are included with each MRF-200. Each MX-800 can be programmed to operate equipment placed throughout the house, by installing an MRF-200 base station at each location. In operation it's simple: when you select a device located in the home theater, the MX-800 talks to the MRF-200 in the home theater. This makes possible a dream come true! A macro may be programmed to turn off all of the TVs in the entire house with one touch. Simply install an additional at each TV location. The MRF-200 enables your installation to control up to six identical TVs or other identical components (VCRs, CD players, etc.) by routing your commands only to the TV you select on your MX-800. The other identical TVs will not receive commands. The MX-800 controls up to 20 components. Each of the 20 components can be programmed with up to 4 pages of LCD screens. A custom installer can use the MX-800 system software to quickly design a remote control program to meet their exact needs in minutes. The programming package also offers the Programming Wizard to lead the first time programmer step by step through the customization process. The powerful memory of the MX-800 offers up to 912 potential macro buttons. Each of these macros can play back recorded sequences of commands that completely automate a complex system with one touch. A macro can record and play back up to 190 steps with time delays between steps when desired. For example: a single touch to the ON button could turn on the TV, the surround sound system, and the satellite receiver, then set the TV to the correct video input, the surround system to the right audio settings, and finish by selecting your favorite satellite TV channel. The MX-800 allows the user to program up to 50 favorite channels and the LCD screen will display the favorite channels that are programmed. This allows the users to access their favorite channel with one simple button press. The optimized layout of hard buttons enables you to naturally reach both 5-way thumb pad to navigate on-screen menus and the critical Transport, Channel and Volume buttons. You'll quickly discover that you prefer using the MX-800 to control all the special features of your system (especially personal video recorders, satellite receivers, DVD players, surround sound receivers and digital cable boxes). There will never be a reason to dig out old remotes. The bright backlight using the latest EL technology enables a customer to use both remote control units in a low light environment. The MX-800 system features a smart memory back-up system that will retain the programmed memory for up to ten years, even with dead batteries. The centrally located Joystick helps the user navigate through menus and guides with ease, a very convenient feature for DVD players, Satellite and Cable TV and Personal Video Recorders. The GemStone buttons have a look and feel that instantly appeals to the customer. Unlike standard rubber buttons, these GemStone buttons add a very distinguished look to the remote controls that will compliment any high-end system.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Universal Remote Control
Model:MX-800 IR/RF Remote & MRF-200 Base Station
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:URC Home Theater Master

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:100ft
Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty