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Brandon McKay

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iconRemote RF reviewed on Gizmodo!!!
« on: October 01, 2009, 05:46:13 PM »

Attention X10 Fanatics!

Check out the latest review on the iconRemote RF:

http://gizmodo.com/5372182/x10-iconremote-rf-universal-remote-review

Please respond with your personal thoughts on this product!

Cheers,

Brandon K.
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HA Dave

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Re: iconRemote RF reviewed on Gizmodo!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 07:41:11 PM »

Check out the latest review on the iconRemote RF:  http://gizmodo.com/5372182/x10-iconremote-rf-universal-remote-review
Please respond with your personal thoughts on this product!

I own the RF Icon... and I really do like it. I was part of the beta test for the Icon. Originally... I/we were able to program a macro that allowed me/us to select a button to assign more than one device function to. So it was simple to turn on both the TV and the cable box with one button press. That was simpler/better than it is now.

I think the review of the iconRemote RF was fair.

Being able to assign the pictures, words, and X10 addresses to control my X10 devices and setup is AWESOME. That is something that should be expanded on! Maybe a touch screen X10 RF only remote... picture frame... that could set on my side or end-table as well hung on the wall. Being an excellent coded keypad for my DS7000... is icing on the cake.
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Re: iconRemote RF reviewed on Gizmodo!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 12:14:30 PM »

I thought that the Gizmodo review was off.   ???

I didn't care very much for the first Icon Remote.
With that said, I think the new Icon Remote is TOPS !
It controls my TV, Blue-ray, Satellite, Stereo & Home Automation.

The one thing that it does lack is control of the WAF.  rofl  :)%

Besides, the Harmony is $200 to $350. Icon Remote $50.
A lesser cost of $150 to $300. HooRah !  >!
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Re: iconRemote RF reviewed on Gizmodo!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 04:57:44 PM »

But unfortunately U-Verse is not in the device library, and the remote will not learn U-Verse commands.  So that makes it a deal-killer for me.
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Re: iconRemote RF reviewed on Gizmodo!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 09:59:45 PM »


Please respond with your personal thoughts on this product!

Cheers,

Brandon K.
I think it needs a PC interface for easier programing. Otherwise it is great.
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Re: iconRemote RF reviewed on Gizmodo!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 06:28:24 AM »

I doubt U-Verse will be added. In the FCC Database for Type Acceptance Compliance. I found a U-Verse remote that is an OEM from X10. Maybe a contractual thing.
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Re: iconRemote RF reviewed on Gizmodo!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 03:58:16 PM »

That is a horrible review of the Icon Remote! It doesn't even look like they read the manual for it.
They say all it can do is basic control. Considering that every key except five can be learned for every device you set up, it at least matches the Harmony for useability. One of my favourite devices for playback is my WD TV and I had it set up for the remote in about 3 minutes. One of my buddies also has a WD TV and his model of the Harmony can not be set up for it.
On the X10 side of things I am switching stuff all over the house with no issues. To me this sounds like one of those reviews where they had to meet a deadline and did mnot really care.
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