Universal Remote MX-700 Home Theater Master Review
by Clint DeBoer — February 21, 2004
|Features and Benefits
- 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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