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    VU Remote

    Hi All,

    I have a duo2, the remote is fine for me but the misses and daughter complain about the remote and the fact that you really need to point it at the receiver to change channels. With the real sky remote you can point it anywhere and it will change the channels and is a bit snappier. Are there any remotes that work better?

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    Hi,
    Logitech Harmony with hub. The hub still needs line of sight but the remote can point anywhere then. You can even control devices from another room because remote uses RF to communicate with the hub.

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    Is it easy to set up on the The enigma box? Does the hub connect via usb?

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    Hi,
    I think it is easy but this does not really count as I have 5 hubs and I am/was a beta tester so I am an experienced user.

    The hub sends normal IR to your VU thatīs why line of sight of hub to VU is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scherzzo View Post
    Hi All,

    I have a duo2, the remote is fine for me but the misses and daughter complain about the remote and the fact that you really need to point it at the receiver to change channels. With the real sky remote you can point it anywhere and it will change the channels and is a bit snappier. Are there any remotes that work better?

    Regards

    Scherzzo
    The Vu+ Duo2 remote is horrid anyhow. The Vu+ Universal one is so so much better.


    https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk...Remote-Control


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    Vu+ Ultimo 4K with 3TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Twin Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 4K with 1TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 2 with 1TB HDD 'White Edition', 2x DVB-S2 tuners
    Mut@nt HD2400 with 1TB HDD, 4x DVB-S2 tuners
    Fixed 28.2E Technomate 65cm Mesh Satellite Dish with Inverto Unicable II/JESS LNB and Inverto Unicable Splitter
    Fixed 28.2E Sky Zone 1 45cm Satellite Dish with Octo LNB
    (All receivers installed with the latest Dev build)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Hazza View Post
    The Vu+ Duo2 remote is horrid anyhow. The Vu+ Universal one is so so much better.


    https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk...Remote-Control


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    Thats the remote I do have! The remote is fine. Just is not as smooth as sky for the misses and trying to find a solution. I'll research the logitech.

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    I use the Logitech 600/650/700 range for all my units, including many VU+ boxes.

    They are standard remote controls (ie no hub) - point it in the rough direction of the box - and it works fine. Far better than the original VU+ remotes,

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    What about an older model 525 harmony.

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    The VU remote Andy suggests & the one you say you have is a great remote. I can use it at almost angle away from the box.
    Have you good batteries in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scherzzo View Post
    Thats the remote I do have! The remote is fine. Just is not as smooth as sky for the misses and trying to find a solution. I'll research the logitech.
    Iím totally opposite, the Vu+ remote is superior to the sky one. As @Judge says, get some better quality batteries its surprising what a difference that can make.


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    Vu+ Ultimo 4K with 3TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Twin Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 4K with 1TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
    Vu+ Solo 2 with 1TB HDD 'White Edition', 2x DVB-S2 tuners
    Mut@nt HD2400 with 1TB HDD, 4x DVB-S2 tuners
    Fixed 28.2E Technomate 65cm Mesh Satellite Dish with Inverto Unicable II/JESS LNB and Inverto Unicable Splitter
    Fixed 28.2E Sky Zone 1 45cm Satellite Dish with Octo LNB
    (All receivers installed with the latest Dev build)

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    Ill try new batteries, thanks!

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