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Universal Remote MX-700 Home Theater Master Review

by February 21, 2004
Universal Remote MX-700 Home Theater Master

Universal Remote MX-700 Home Theater Master

  • Product Name: MX-700 Home Theater Master
  • Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control, Inc.
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: February 21, 2004 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 349
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Features and Benefits
  • PC Programmable
  • IR
  • Replace up to 20 remote controls
  • Warranty: 1 year parts & labor
  • LCD Size: 1.4" x 2.1"
  • Size: 9.0" x 3.0" x 1.3" (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 8oz (with batteries)
  • Range: 40-60 feet depending upon components
  • Power Supply: 4 AAA alkaline (Duracells Included)


  • Powerful programming interface
  • High quality tactile buttons
  • One of the most ergonomic remotes we've ever used


  • Programming interface not for the weak of heart
  • Serial connection required (no USB support)
  • Slow updating


When I first heard I was to receive an MX-700 remote control to review I was mildly receptive. I was fairly happy with my Yamaha learning remote control, one that came with the RX-V3000 receiver I owned. What I primarily liked about that receiver's remote was its ability to automatically facilitate audio-follows-video switching and its dedicated receiver volume control. In using the Home Theater Master MX-700, I underwent an entire change in understanding of how well a remote control can function. While the small LCD of my Yamaha remote allowed for control of devices without affecting the current selected inputs, the fully-functional multi-pane LCD screen of the Home Theater MX-700 allows for tremendous flexibility in controlling all of your devices efficiently and ergonomically.
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