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Universal Remote

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Dentman, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Nufan

    Nufan Active Member

    Great thread guys! I too am looking into a universal for five devices: Vizio TV, Xbox 360 (cds and dvds), PS3 (Blue ray), Amazon Fire TV, Marantz SR6008.
    Questions...When I listen streaming music I usually change some of the Marantz set-up setting- more subwoofer ; can I program it to change those types of setting when creating a "Listen to Music" activity?
    Also, I'm assuming I can assign a button to be able to change the DSPs on the Marantz?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    The Harmony HUB and their higher end remotes do allow you to add extra functions when switching iputs. It gets tricky though because you have to realize that settings like bass adjustments are relative to what the setting is when you trigger they adjustment routine.

    Say my bass level is 0 at the moment and I’m in the “watch a movie” activity. I can set the macro for “listen to music” to open bass management setting on the AVR and add 3db as well as make the input changes. But what happens when you want to switch to another activity? By default you’ll just switch inputs but now your sub is too hot. You could set the “watch a movie” macro to again open the ARV settings and reduce the bass by 3db but ... what if your not starting from “listen to music” ? you’ll end up with your sub at -3db.
     
  3. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Wait, you boost the sub for music and cut it for movies? That doesn't see right, man.
     
  4. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    I was gonna say you could always add a Velodyne Sms-1 into your system, which is great for tweaking the bass, but also has presets with programmable levels, but those things are going for an insane amount of money. They are $500 on the Outlaw website, and there was one that showed up on ebay for better than $800. I don't remember what I paid for mine, but I know it wasn't anywhere near those amounts.

    Depending on the receiver, there may be an option to assign a button to increase or decrease the bass level, although with the harmony remotes, it's pretty easy to go to the device menu and make the changes you are looking for.
     
  5. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I don't.

    I was using Nufan's example ...

     
  6. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Try this again...

    Wait, you boost the sub for music and cut it for movies? That doesn't see right, man.
     
  7. Nufan

    Nufan Active Member

    Yeah, the wife likes to put on hip-hop from Pandora sometimes and so I'll turn up the sub through the Marantz from like -4 to -1 or 0
     
  8. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Nufan's wife is a gangsta!!!
     
  9. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    I boost mine +10 dB for Rage Against The Machine.


    Yea Baby!!!!
     
  10. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    I finally ran the optical cable to my receiver so I can now use the TVs built in apps. I'm very pleased with the picture and audio quality. But the biggest bonus of all is I'm now down to one remote for 80% of all usage.
    Turns out my TVs remote is a fairly nice basic universal remote. 3 months later and I still haven't viewed my TV manual. I asked the salesman when I bought the TV and he said it wasn't a universal. Shocking I know right.

    Still it's my fault for not looking at the TV manual.
     

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