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Abandon the 10-yr old MX-900 for something new? Or Fix it?
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Post 1 made on Friday December 3, 2021 at 13:54
jourednik
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I have another post trying to fix some specific issues in my neighbors MX-900. They are on the verge of calling up the installer again to finish the re-hookup to restore all of their old functionality.

However, I am wondering if that is just throwing good money after bad.

Their system hasn't been updated in 10 years and includes an MX-900 and an MRF-260.
Components controlled are a Sony 53" TV, 400 Disc Blu Ray (connected to Receiver via HDMI) and a Combo TV/VCR (Connected to Receiver via RCA Jacks).
They watch TV only on Antenna.
Their Receiver is a Denon AVR-2112CI

My recommendation would be to add a Smart Stick (Roku/Fire), Ditch the VCR/DVD Combo (its currently having hookup problems), and get a new/different remote that might be easier to program.

Any recommendations one way or the other? Any good/easier to program remotes?

In any event, I am highly recommending they update a few of their components as necessary to have a professional installer add those in in addition to just restoring their old functionality.
JAO
Post 2 made on Saturday December 4, 2021 at 13:15
tomciara
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Update the remote. Ask them how many cell phones they have had in 10 years.

Don’t use a stick, but use a Roku Ultra.  A stick leaves you “stuck” with a BT remote, while an Ultra can be controlled by the new URC remote.
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OP | Post 3 made on Monday December 6, 2021 at 10:39
jourednik
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Tom, Thanks!
They just got their first smart phones about 6 months ago, and before that, they had their flip phones for 7 years!
That's partly why I'm concerned about getting them set up on something new. If everything just went back to the way it was, there would be no problems for them, but I just don't know how hard it will be.

Thanks for the tip on the stick. I'll look into the Ultra.
John
JAO


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