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pH7_jp1



Joined: 14 Sep 2003
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Location: Sterling Heights, MI

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: Universal Jumbo Remote Reply with quote

While shopping in a Walgreen Drug Store I saw this remote on a clearance sale:



What caught my eye was the SIZE of this thing - 5" x 11" (Remember that a standard sheet of paper is 8-1/2" x 11". This thing is BIG!) Then I read the advertising on the package:



Notice that the second item says: "Replace All Your Devices With This One Hard To Lose Unit."

I walked all over the store laughing the whole time. My wife did get the joke, but thought that I was funnier than the package. I just couldn't resist owning another universal remote. This picture shows the remote compared to my 2116 remote and my hand. Until you try to hold it yourself, you really can't appreciated just how big it is.

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vickyg2003
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I'm currently searching for 2 lost remotes, this has a certain appeal. Laughing If it were JP1, I'd be out getting one right now.
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ElizabethD
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my neighbors has one of those. I checked it out. No jp1, nothing.
You need two hands to pick it up, but you don't have to squint to see what the buttons say. Their dog likes to chew on it but hasn't broken it yet so it must be strong, 'cause we're talking a big dog Smile
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floyd1977



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen those at Walgreens too, and I was tempted to buy one as a joke because when my dad comes over, he has a hard time reading the buttons on my remote.

The package says it controls 8 devices, but I only see 5 device buttons.
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pH7_jp1



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The package says it controls 8 devices, but I only see 5 device buttons.
I have read the poorly translated instructions and see no way to support more than 5 devices. No macros, no learning. You can use one of the built-in codes or ... that's it. Even though there is a DVD button, the instructions don't list any codes for DVD devices???? Good thing I bought it for it's humor value, not to actually use.
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The Robman
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Joined: 01 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I've figured out what they mean by "controls up to 8 devices". Up in the top right hand corner it says (and count with me)...

"great for your...
1) TV
2) VCR
3) DVD
4) TV/DVD COMBO
5) TV/VCR COMBO
6) VCR/DVD COMBO,
7) SATELLITE, and...
8) CABLE!

That's it, 8 devices. It doesn't say anything about controlling 8 devices AT ONCE! So tell us PH, what did you pay for this thing?
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pH7_jp1



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price was $12.99. I will put it in the storage cabinet with my pet rock.
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