Can anyone recommend a cheap universal remote that can learn one task that involves two devices?
So, I've modded my xbox
, installed xbmc and got it working as a media centre for the bedroom, including making it work on the wireless network
. It's all working really well, except that we currently have to use two remotes to control everything! Since the only thing that the TV in the bedroom does is work with the media machine, it is very frustrating to have to use two remotes for it all the time!
In the main room we have a harmony 525 remote, which is excellent, but it seems like overkill for the bedroom, since there is only one activity we want to do on the bedroom machine. I've had a look at the usual suspects for cheap universal remotes, but I have two problems with most of them. 1. They usually only work with codes, and it seems most of them don't have a code for the xbox remote and 2. They all have buttons for "TV", "VCR", "DVD" etc, and I think it's stupid that I'd have to press "TV", then press on, then adjust volume, then press "XBOX" (or whatever) and then press play. I don't want to have to select the device, I want it to know that play goes with the xbox and volume goes with the TV.
I guess what I really want is a simple remote with all the usual buttons that will allow me to "learn" the buttons on the other two remotes by pointing them at it, pressing a button on the original remote and then pressing a button on the new remote to learn it. Does something like this exist? It would seem a sensible idea, but I'm struggling to find it.
BTW, I'm in Queensland, Australia if it makes a difference. I'd ship internationally, but prefer to buy locally if I can, since the Aus dollar has tanked against the USD in recent months!