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URC MX-850 Universal Infrared / RF Complete Control, Aeros

  • Black
  • Universal
  • Range RF - Up to 100 feet when used with MRF-250 or MRF-300 RF Base stations
  • IR (line of sight) - Up to 60 feet with fresh batteries.
  • 4 AAA alkaline (included)
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Learn more about the Universal Remote Control MX-850

General

Brand
URC
Model
MX-850

Features

Features
Easy To Program
50 Favorite Channels
One Hand Ergonomics
EL Back Lighting
Memory Back-Up
No More Pointing - RF Capabilities
RF Addressing Offers Up To 15 Equipment Locations
RF Routing Allows For Control Over An Array Of Identical Components
Controls Up To 20 Components
Extensive Macro Programming
Centrally Located Joystick
New Center Select Button
Laser Etched Buttons

Specifications

Type
Universal
Number of Devices Supported
20
Display
LCD Size: 1.4" x 2.1"
Range
RF - Up to 100 feet when used with MRF-250 or MRF-300 RF Base stations
IR (line of sight) - Up to 60 feet with fresh batteries.
Wireless Technology
Infrared / RF
Battery Type
4 AAA alkaline (included)
Color
Black

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
9.0" x 3.0" x 1.3"
Weight
8 oz. (with batteries)

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  • Dirk G.
  • 4/23/2007 6:59:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsNewegg IS a dealer

Pros: Quote from an email from Universal Remote dated 4/23/07: We appreciate you contacting Universal Remote Control, Inc and your continued patronage. Newegg.com is part of our network of authorized dealers. For a complete list in your local area or online please visit our website at http://universalremote.com/pro/dealer_locator.php. If there are any further questions or comments please feel free to contact the Universal Remote Control, Inc family at 1 (800) 901-0800, Monday thru Friday between 9 am to 6 pm EST or via our website select contact us.

Cons: None

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  • Nancy N.
  • 3/24/2007 4:09:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNewegg Not Authorized Dealer

Pros: Learning capability, RF capability.

Cons: No IR update ability!

Other Thoughts: Please heed all warnings when considering whether or not to buy this remote. NewEgg is not an Authorized Dealer for URC. What does this mean to you? This means that all of your new equipment (and future equipment) will not have the codes for your equipment, and you cannot get the new codes either. Please safe yourself a lot of headaches, buy Harmony. Why pay this much money for a remote when URC wants you to pay a professional to come over and program it for you?

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  • Kyle P.
  • 9/21/2006 8:09:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

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

Cons: 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...

Other Thoughts: 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).

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  • Walter M.
  • 8/9/2006 8:15:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo more software updates

Pros: A great remote. It is easy to program and the remote can be made to do very powerful things via that programming. I have installed several of these for myself, family and friends.

Cons: HOWEVER -- Be aware that the manufacturer, Universal Remote, has decided to no longer distribute updates for the programming software to consumers -- only professional installers.

So... programming these remotes will become much more tedious now that no infrared database updates will be made available to consumers -- you'll have to "Learn" every new infrared code you want to program.

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