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A remote with swappable hard buttons and/or labels?
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Post 1 made on Sunday December 4, 2016 at 16:39
Lurking Member
December 2016
Hello all,

I've looked at universal remotes for a long time, bought a few; they always seemed like a compromise. In particular, I really like hard buttons but the hard buttons never quite suit my needs; or they suit them for a short while, then I change something and the buttons become less useful.

It seems to me there is a marker, and technical possibility, to have a remote with hard buttons, where the buttons and/or labels can be replaced with different ones from a set of supplied options.

The classic case for this is source buttons, where there needs to be a large range to cover everyone's needs, but an individual probably doesn't have that many.
So you would get a kit of (say) 20 source buttons, you unclip the front panel of the remote and load in the 5 that make sense for you.

Are there any remotes that have ever tried to do this?

Perpetually trying to optimise all the hardware without throwing anything away.
Post 2 made on Monday December 5, 2016 at 14:48
RC Moderator
August 2001
The concept rings a bell, but when and where I can't remember.

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