• Review: The $1200 URC MX-5000 remote

    So this is how the other half lives, huh? It must be nice to have a house full of $1200 remotes customized with user profiles and home automation controls. Yes, this remote costs $1200 and that doesn’t include installation and yes, you need it to be installed professionally. This isn’t a Harmony remote that can be set up in 10 minutes. But once it’s installed, holy cow… Read More

  • Unboxing the $1,199 URC MX-5000 remote

    So this is what an expensive universal remote looks like, eh? Interesting. I have to say after using almost every Harmony, Monster Cable remote, and many Philips Prontos, that Universal Remote Control’s MX-5000 is the best feeling remote. [period] I haven’t hooked it up to my A/V system but I’m so taken by this remote that I had to post some pictures. Give me a week or two… Read More

  • Universal Remote Control debuts the MX-5000 touchscreen remote

    URC has thrown down the gauntlet and let loose the sexy MX-5000 universal remote. Look at that thing. It’s stunning, but the looks are only half the equation as this is the first remote on the market with a haptic feedback touchscreen. The company apparently has been working on the technology for a few years. Essentially the MX-5000 is the same thing as the MX-6000 except in a candy bar… Read More

  • Universal Remote removes the PC setup with the URC Digital R50 remote

    The Universal Remote Control Digital R50 universal remote takes the best of today’s remotes and makes the setup even easier without PC setup. The remote can still do all the goodie macro themes but everything is setup on the remote without a PC or an Internet connection required. Still, if you have ever setup a universal remote on a large computer screen and found… Read More