Marantz RC2001 Universal Programmable/learning Remote review by Steve Taylor
|My Overall Review:|
|3.5 out of 5|
Marantz RC2001 Universal Programmable/learning Remote
This Marantz RC2001 Universal Programmable/learning Remote does what it says on the tin. All the functions work just as expected. You can connect the remote control to your computer by the USB input, using the supplied cable. You need to follow the software the comes with this controller to set up all your audio visual equipment. The software is pretty simple to comprehend. Even if you have very little IT and computer skills you’ll be able to get yourself all set up without too much hassle. I managed to programme all of my audio visual equipment in around an hour.
Buying this remote as saved my mind! It’s saved me time faffing around turning on my television, surround sound speakers, dvd player and satellite box. My television set up was a little complicated, there was a lot of different settings I had to change just to watch a movie and now I only need the one remote, so that’s very nice. It’s also saved my sanity because I used to always lose the one remote control that I wanted at that particular time. If I wanted to watch a movie, you could gurantee that I wouldnt be able to find the DVD player remote. Now with just the one remote control it’s much easier to keep track of its whereabouts!
The remote control is easy to use, it takes a little getting used to, but boy when you do it really is great. The buttons are well layed out, the remote is well designed in general, the LCD screen is large and easy to read and it the remote looks good too. I’m pleased with my purchase, which I bought as a bit of gamble. A very nice remote.
PC programmable remote
Large LCD screen with hard keys
Backlighting for LCD and hard keys
512kB non-volatile memory
Advanced timer function
Windows Vista compatible new editor: “Wizz-It 3″
Multi brand IR database in the editor
Discrete power on and off keys
R03/AAA battery operation
3-year limited warranty
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Steve is a professional technology reviewer and writer. He has been reviewing console accessories since 2004 and has reviewed over 100 products.