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Universal Remote Control MX-850 - Universal remote control - infrared/radio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Universal Remote Control MX-850 - Universal remote control - infrared/radio. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and durability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, durability, reliability

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Consumer review by: MP81 (



Works awesome. Great remote. If your equipment is far away, go with the MRF-350 RF reciever base and a RFX-150 as an antenna extender (if wire isn't long enough, simply use some cat5).

Nice range, works well and looks sweet, especially the backlight. Easy to program as all of the regular MX series are

I just went to the website, and cannot find the software required to program it, luckily, I have copies from before they took it away

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: stuffdone (

Poor customer support


If you buy this and if you don't buy from an "authorized dealer" there is no support for this. Don't count on getting any help from the manufacturer. They will tell you it is discontinued and they won't support it any longer and send you to the dealer...

Very versatile and pretty well built

br>No customer service or tech for this remote! It is discontinued and they

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Barbara (

Great remote


I love our new remote. We moved the satelite box, DVD player into another room and hung our tv on the wall. It made our room seem bigger. This remote (with additional base) works wirelessly each and every time. Programming took awhile, but now we...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: O. Thomas (

I love this thing


I like the computer orientated setup.

Nice Features, Easy To Set Up, Nice Button Configuration

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: dfetzer926 (

Simplify your A/V rig


I was in the midst of selecting the components for my first major home theater rig. The outfit consists of a Hitachi 42" plasma screen (model 42HDS52, reviewed elsewhere in, a highly featured Denon 3806 A/V receiver, an iPod switched...

Highly capable, big capacity, customizable out the yin-yang, looks pretty good

Could accommodate longer on-screen labels, should plug into a battery charger

May, 2006

Consumer review by: Barbara (



I love our new remote. We moved the satelite box, DVD player into another room and hung our tv on the wall. It made our room seem bigger. This remote (with additional base) works wirelessly each and every time. Programming took awhile, but now we only...

Product Specifications

The MX-850 can be programmed to operate equipment placed throughout the house, by installing an MRF-250 or MRF-300 RF base station at each location. In operation it's simple: when you select a device located in the home theater, the MX-850 talks to the RF Base station (either MRF-250 or MRF-300) 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 MRF-250 or MRF-300 at each TV location. The MX-850 allows the user to program up to 50 favorite channels and the 5 LCD screens 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 thumbpad to navigate on-screen menus and the critical Transport, Channel and Volume buttons. You'll quickly discover that you prefer using the MX-850 to control all the special features of your system (especially digital video recorders, satellite receivers, DVD players, surround sound receivers and digital cable boxes). There will never be a reason to dig out your old factory remotes again.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Universal Remote Control
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Universal Remote Control/URC Professional Line

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:59ft
Supported Device Qty:20
Supported Devices:Audio system / Cassette player / CD player / DVD player / Radio / Satellite or Cable / TV/Audio/video components
Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty