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URC R50 Digital Universal Remote Control for up to 18 Components (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Control up to 18 devices including TV, satellite, cable, & A/V devices
  • No internet or PC required for setup; uses an on-screen wizard
  • SimpleSound gives total volume control over all the components in a system
  • On Screen set up Wizard
  • Easy operation for the whole family
  • 48 Color My Favorite Channels
  • Learning and preprogrammed
  • MacroPower ON/Off single button control
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Get Enhanced Control That Works Through Walls with the URC MX-450
The URC MX-450 universal remote control provides enhanced control of up to 18 of your favorite home entertainment devices. When paired with the MRF-260 addressable narrow-band RF base station, it can control components up to 100 feet away. This radio-frequency technology works through walls, across the house, or even out in the yard.

Technical details

  • Brand Name: URC
  • Model Number: URC-R50
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Width: 7 inches
  • Display Height: 1.5 inches
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Product description

Product Description

Control up to 18 components with NO internet or PC needed

From the Manufacturer

URC-R50 Universal Remote: Sophisticated, Professional-Level Home Theater Control

Having an advanced home theater system can be a great experience. High definition movies and sound, and all your favorite music and TV shows. But the more advanced the system, the more difficult you may be finding it to navigate between all your high-definition sources like your Blu-ray player or cable set-top box. Are you ready to give up the stack of remotes in your living room for a simple single solution that gives you professional-level control of your home theater?

The powerful yet affordable consumer line of universal remotes from Universal Remote Control puts control of your home theater at your fingertips. No need for complicated setups or expensive complete systems--the URC-R50 lets you spend less time wrestling to control your home theater, and more time enjoying it.

The URC-R50 Universal Remote
Choose from a wide variety of logos for your favorite channels

URC Consumer remote controls: helping you control the experience, one component at a time.

Replace Up to 18 Remotes with One URC-R50

Perfect for the advanced DIY, the URC-R50 replaces up to eighteen individual remote controls and offers a customizable color LCD screen, complete with device and TV channel icons, and brightly backlit buttons. URC's Digital R50 works with thousands of home theater produces--even iPod docks--and has simple "Wizard" based set-up options. You'll be able to easily setup your control system so that any member of the family can operate it. No PC or complicated programming is required.

Experience home entertainment like never before with the URC-R50.

Simplify Controlling Your Home Theater with Macros

In addition to being a great replacement for up to 18 remote controls, the URC-R50 delivers much more. MacroPower is a very useful way to make a lot of things happen with one button push. For example, in most home theaters, to watch television, the user must turn on the TV, then turn on the Cable Box or the Satellite Receiver, then turn on the Surround Sound system for sound. Instead of pressing all of those buttons one at a time, MacroPower enables you to turn on all of these components, in the sequence you want, with one button push.

The R50 uses MacroPower to allow you turn on your TV, cable box, DVD player and surround sound system all at the same time with the press of one button. The R50 even allows you the option of hiding screens you aren't using and editing text on every LCD button for maximum customization. Have a surround sound system? Use the "Copy and Paste" feature to access your receiver's volume while viewing any device control screen.

The URC-R50 also comes with eight reserved pages to program up to forty-eight favorite channels, complete with station logos.

The URC-R50 Universal Remote
Replace up to 18 remotes with the URC-R50
SimpleSound Total System Volume

With SimpleSound, the Volume and Mute buttons always control the sound regardless of what screen is displayed, even those that do not have their own built-in volume control such as TiVO and DVD players. This is set up by using Copy and Paste to copy the commands from your TV or Audio system to the Volume and Mute buttons on all of your other devices. So no matter what, there are no hassles when you quickly need to reduce or mute sound for a phone call or doorbell.

Channel Control "Punch Through"

This "Punch Through" enables you to program the R50 remote so that either the Cable or TV Channel Controls (CHANNEL UP, DOWN, LAST, CHANNEL NUMBERS 0-9, +10 and ENTER) will also operate in other component modes on the remote control.

Transport Control "Punch Through"

This "Punch Through" enables you to program the URC-R50 so that DVD or DVR Transport Controls (PLAY, STOP, FF, REW, PAUSE, SKIP and RECORD) will also operate in other component modes on the remote control.

OSD (On-Screen Display) Control "Punch Through"

This "Punch Through" enables you to program the URC-R50 so that CBL or DVD OSD Controls (MENU, GUIDE, INFO, EXIT, SEL and 4 Cursor Controls) will also operate in other component modes on the remote control.

Learning Mode

This feature will allow you to literally teach the URC-R50 commands from other remote controls; when the remote is in learning mode, you can line the two remotes facing each other and transfer commands with just a few buttons presses. Press any button on the R50 remote that you want to teach a command to. For example, if you want to teach the MUTE button on the R50 remote the TV Mute command from the other remote, first press the MUTE button on the R50 remote and the TV component button LED light will blink once indicating that the R50 remote is ready to learn the command. This way, your remote is never obsolete--the URC-R50 grows with your home theater.

What Critics Are Saying About URC-R50

"The URC R50 is one of the easiest remotes we've ever attempted set up...especially for the non-technically inclined. The packaging includes a one-sheet guide to help you get started, but you really don't even need that. Why? An intuitive setup wizard is ready to take you through the simple steps to get your gear up and running and consolidate your remote controls."
--Krissy Rushing, Digital Trends

"URC Digital R50's successful combination of good design and easy programmability makes it a good alternative to Logitech Harmony universal remotes."
--John Falcone, CNET

"The R50's comfortable ergonomics and bright color screen make it competitive with the higher priced [Logitech] Harmony remotes, and, while it may take a few extra steps, it can accomplish the same kind of intelligent and unified system control that you find on even the most expensive competitive remotes."
--Chris Boylan, Big Picture Big Sound

Technical Specifications

  • Learning Capability: Up to 1,500 Buttons
  • Macro Capability: 1,500 Macro buttons (up to 255 steps each)
  • Non-Volatile Flash Memory: 32 MBs
  • IR Range (Line-of-Sight via Infrared): 30 - 50 feet
  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.3" x 8.9" x 1.1"
  • Unit Weight: 0.55 lbs (with batteries)
  • Gross Unit Weight in Package: 0.9 lbs
  • Power: AA Alkaline x 4 (Included)
  • Warranty: One year including parts & labor

Which URC Remote is Right for You?

Universal Remote Control SR3 A6 WR7 RFS200 R40 R50
SR3 A6 WR7 RFS200 R40 R50
How Many Components Can It Control? Up to 3
TV and DVD Components
Up to 6
A/V Components
Up to 7
A/V Components
Up to 10
A/V Components
Up to 18
A/V Components
Up to 18
A/V Components
MacroPower Single Button Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Programmed and Learning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fast & Easy "Quick Setup" Yes Yes Yes Yes
Setup Wizard Yes Yes
SimpleSound Total Volume Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backlit Keys Yes
*device keys only
*device keys only
Yes Yes Yes Yes
"My Favorites" Channels 4 4 4 48 48 48
Built-in Display Backlit LCD Color OLED Color LCD
"Barrier Free" RF Control Yes

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