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

Universal Remote Control MX-850 - Universal remote control - infrared/radio
alaScore 76

123 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and reliability are overall positive. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Universal Remote Control MX-850 - Universal remote control - infrared/radio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Universal Remote Control MX-850 - Universal remote control - infrared/radio

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Universal Remote Control MX-850 - Universal remote control - infrared/radio from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Amazon.com.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Best remote I've ever used

 

I worked in the retail industry and set up several remotes, after trying almost the entire line from logitech, universal remote, philips, and a handful of cheaper remotes I found that the MX-850 was the far easiest to program, easiest to set up, and it...

Easy to Use ; Can set up Macros to do any task ; One button to switch multiple sources on multiple devices

goes through 4 AAA batteries every 2-3 months with low usage ; requires windows xp to program

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No Tech Support Available

 

Very nice product but no customer support available. While this device may do all you ever wanted a remote to do, if you like the idea of a company standing behind their products, this control may not be for you.

Very flexible and universal

This item is out of production. No technical support to owners ; Also I have read other reviews about the volume control failing after a year or so. Without support don't count on any repairs either

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The biggest mistake I've made when purchasing a product

 

this is the worst product and customer service I've ever experienced.

none worth mentioning

absolutely terrible customer servicce, needs rechargeable batteries

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Best remote I've ever used

 

I worked in the retail industry and set up several remotes, after trying almost the entire line from logitech, universal remote, philips, and a handful of cheaper remotes I found that the MX-850 was the far easiest to program, easiest to set up, and it...

Easy to Use ; Can set up Macros to do any task ; One button to switch multiple sources on multiple devices

goes through 4 AAA batteries every 2-3 months with low usage ; requires windows xp to program

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Awesome

 

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

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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

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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...

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I love this thing

 

I like the computer orientated setup.

Nice Features, Easy To Set Up, Nice Button Configuration

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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 Epinions.com), 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

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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

Depth:9in
Height:1.3in
Weight:8oz
Width:3in

Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Universal Remote Control
Model:MX-850
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
Technology:Infrared/radio
Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty