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The Universal Remote Digital R50 is a high-end consumer remote and is targeted at those with extensive home theatre systems.

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Pros

Favorites function is very convenient and uses standard channel logos as icons

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Macro functions are very useful and highly customizable

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Powerful IR transmitter works from larger distances and angles than predecessor models

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Excellent range of screen colours and brightness, sufficient for all lighting conditions

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Comfortable and responsive buttons, easy to press

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Backlight tends to shut itself off too quickly

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Some commands (channel and volume) are awkwardly placed and hard to locate in the dark

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Included instructions are not as clear as they should be, and customization can be a hassle

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Universal Remote Digital R50 is a high-end consumer remote and is targeted at those with extensive home theatre systems, as it controls up to 17 different A/V components. It has a color screen with a built-in setup wizard prompter and several thousand codes that reduce setup time. It is also supposed to be simple to setup, regardless of prior knowledge of remote setup. The R50 can store up to 48 favorite channels and has a full-system master volume control. It also allows customizable macros that perform numerous actions at once. The remote can also "learn" and adapt to features of other remotes as they are released, the idea being that the R50 should not need to be replaced because of obsolescence.

Features
  • Released November 2008
  • IR transmitter
  • Compatible with nearly all major electronics brands
  • Several thousand pre-programmed component codes
  • Setup wizard
  • Color display
  • Controls up to 17 A/V components
  • 48 customizable favorites buttons
  • Master volume control
  • Customizable macro functions allow multiple actions at once
  • Uses 4 AA batteries
  • One year warranty
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