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Post 1 made on Tuesday October 20, 2009 at 20:35
Lurking Member
April 2007
Hello All,

I've been dealing with the 850 a few years now as I enjoyed very much.

I'm a quadriplegic and needs a remote for all my equipment in the one remote.

I then went into purchase another one since last year but unfortunately the dollar in Australia went down again after such a long rise and now it is back up again.

I've been e-mailing the company of purchasing and haven't had any replies.

I telephone them from Australia to see if they're still dealing with us which they are.

So I'm going to purchase two very shortly,

My question is for the forum, while waiting to get a new one sometime ago I borrowed a Harmony, every piece of equipment I have was in the database.

Five well-known DVD recorders and Foxtel satellite decoder, Panasonic LCD TV, Panasonic VCR, Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic, DVD recorders.

Only 850 none of the codes was in the database even though those brands are supported.

Is there any way we can get the company with their database to update because if the Harmony has the codes for the equipment they must be readily available unless they have a priority.

Any assistance or comments appreciated.

Regards Mark
Sydney Australia
Post 2 made on Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 09:42
Select Member
December 2008
Just because a specific model # doesn't pop-up in the URC database, it doesn't mean there isn't a code that works, Unfortunately, they cannot populate every single model that comes out, so they don't always add duplicates.

The first thing you can do is look at the part # of the factory remote to see if it's in the database (usually it shows up right after the dvd/vcr/audio model # in (brackets)).

Next, look for a model # that may be close (eg. DVD450 may be close to DVD250). It may have all your codes, and then some. Try downloading a code and hit the power, input, numeric, and volume. If they work you may be good to go.

Lastly, you can always learn from the factory remotes. URC has a very good learning program with their "go to next button" feature that you can learn a remote in under a minute.
Post 3 made on Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 18:45
Super Member
April 2004
fwiw the 850 has been disco'd for years, hence not much code updating going on. check out the mx900
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Post 4 made on Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 21:31
Select Member
December 2008
On October 21, 2009 at 18:45, oex said...
fwiw the 850 has been disco'd for years, hence not much code updating going on. check out the mx900

No, the MX850 is still a very popular and ongoing remote from URC due to it's physical layout and the ability to put up to 10 devices on the page. It is still fully supported by URC in updates.
Post 5 made on Thursday October 22, 2009 at 18:00
Active Member
September 2006
It's also available as the NXG NX-RM820, but it would be nice if it could learn a few tricks from the MX-900.

I really do prefer the 10 soft buttons.

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