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livelock
2009-01-02, 08:33
Hey guys,
I spent some time asessing perfect remote control options, here my quick conslusions:

1) Logitech Harmony Stuff - only IR, no Wireless - no RF - totally cluttered with keys
2) Duet Controller - simple, fits for SB3 but is no universal remote
3) Nevo - IR, WLAN, RF, I can control my RF-enabled lighting, my digital receiver, my SB with it and browse squeezenetwork and control SB - wow and it is damn sleek
( http://www.mynevo.com/html.php?page_id=344 )

The Nevo sounds like the perfect thing, has anyone experience with it?

Cheers,
Andre

kesa
2009-01-02, 10:08
Hey guys,
I spent some time asessing perfect remote control options, here my quick conslusions:

1) Logitech Harmony Stuff - only IR, no Wireless - no RF - totally cluttered with keys
2) Duet Controller - simple, fits for SB3 but is no universal remote
3) Nevo - IR, WLAN, RF, I can control my RF-enabled lighting, my digital receiver, my SB with it and browse squeezenetwork and control SB - wow and it is damn sleek
( http://www.mynevo.com/html.php?page_id=344 )

The Nevo sounds like the perfect thing, has anyone experience with it?

Cheers,
Andre

Hi Andre,

Sounds interesting and looks good, I am afraid I have no experience of it personally.

Do you know if it supports X10, I have a fair bit around my home controlling lighting and some appliances via Homeseer and a very basic X10 RC to a transceiver module so this could be useful.

kesa

Terje
2009-01-02, 10:34
1) Logitech Harmony Stuff - only IR, no Wireless - no RF - totally cluttered with keys

I don't have any experience with the Nevo, but the Harmony 895 (or 890 in the States) I have and will be getting one more. This one has a very good IR transmitter as well as Z-wave RF support which I use both to control lights as well as with RF2IR extenders to be able to control A/V equipment. Also, the Harmony "Activities" makes it easy enough to be used by everyone. It takes some time to get it perfectly configured, but when you are there it's very good.

The fact that there are many keys is good in that you don't always have to look away from a good movie to use the remote. But then again that's a personal preference.

agillis
2009-01-02, 20:24
That Nevo looks really cool but it has to be installed by a reseller. That sounds expensive. I like the Harmony 890 as well. But it would be interesting to get a price on the Nevo. Do anybody know what they cost?

mswlogo
2009-01-02, 23:01
Hi Andre,

Sounds interesting and looks good, I am afraid I have no experience of it personally.

Do you know if it supports X10, I have a fair bit around my home controlling lighting and some appliances via Homeseer and a very basic X10 RC to a transceiver module so this could be useful.

kesa

You can use a IR to X10 controller for like $29.00 (1 Zone) and control it with any learning or programable IR remote.

livelock
2009-01-03, 02:30
I checked ebay, 500 EUR / 640 USD, quite hefty

chenrikson
2009-04-01, 06:33
FWIW both the Philips TSU9600 and TSU9400 can directly control the Duet Receiver. Check on Remote Central for info on the program. These are fine remotes -- but they are pretty costly!!!

cdmackay
2009-04-01, 17:25
chenrikson wrote:
> FWIW both the Philips TSU9600 and TSU9400 can directly control the Duet
> Receiver.

interesting; given the Receiver has no IR, I assume these remotes are
wireless, too? Do they interface to SC?

cheers,
calum.

livelock
2009-04-01, 23:11
it looks like http://www.prontosqueeze.com/prontosqueeze_viewdemo.asp someone has developed an app for the pronto5, but the price (for the hardware) is just riducolous