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- Jun 14, 2014
Now, I am making both of these spare remotes available to whoever wants one. First come, first served. The 50.0 remote is at the very least adequate as a spare remote, and in many ways I like it even better than the other models. I'll take some more time to play with the 50.0 and get used to it, and make sure that I really like it. Then, I'll give my in-depth review below. Stay tuned!Updating the list from the originally-quoted post, I do have a spare 54.3 and a 40.0 available. Take your pick, first come first served. I am only offering one of these remotes, so whichever one goes, I'll keep the other one.
Do you still have any of those 50.0 remotes? That is one model I have never tried. I might enjoy testing it out, and comparing it to the newer models.
I have an extra, if you want to review one...
As promised, here is my in-depth review of the 50.0 remote. This is going to be a long one. So, here is your warning to flee while you can!Thanks, dishdude! Give me a couple of weeks to really play around with it, and then I'll post my review here. That way, we'll have a thread for comparing all of the Dish voice remotes.
No love for the 50.0? ...
The trackpad is by far the most divisive feature, so I'll start there. It does take some getting used to, so it is definitely not for everyone. Some people may love it, while others may hate it. Here are my thoughts:Trackpads don't belong on remote controls! I do like the size of the remote though.
It gives you a 4-page guide of the remote buttons and long-pressing the skip buttons goes to Fast Forward.RewindAha. I never notice that somewhat light printing under the buttons. Does a long press of the Info button also give you Help? I haven't tried that either.
The number of pages varies according to the remote model being used. For the 50.0 remote, it is seven pages. For the 40.0 remote, it is four pages, but accessing it only requires a short press of the pound (#) button.It gives you a 4-page guide of the remote buttons...