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Kameleon 4 Way Remote Control £14.99 @ Maplin

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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
Manufacturer: One For All

Control up to 4 pieces of AV equipment including a TV , VCR and DVD player
Electroluminous backlit display, especially good for use in dark rooms
1,000s of codes for maximum compatibility and updatable through the internet
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#1
That's good.

I have the six way one from Argos a little while back.

Once setup, it is a good gadget.
#3
Kameleon 4 Way RC
WAS £49.99 SAVE £35.00 Until 04/09/2007 - While Stocks Last
#4
Hot deal and doesn't look too bad either.
#5
sicknote
Hot deal and doesn't look too bad either.


Nope, it's quite pretty :):p

Delivery is £2.99, free with orders over £35... And 3% quidco

Voted hot
#6
Just had a look and they have the generation 3 remotes, this is a generation 2.

I understand the generation 3 can control your PC & compatible lighting systems in your house.
#7
Available in store guys?
#8
This came from the Maplin email newsletter. Normally they have the same offers in store :)

Richer Sounds are offering the same model for £20.
#9
Still a good price!
#10
gary_rip
Still a good price!



Your wee ant thing is scary :(
#11
shimagoza
Available in store guys?

give your local maplin a call my one has them in stock:)
#12
The Logitech Harmony range is much better than the Kameleon.

For example, in the Kameleon you assign devices eg.

TV
SKY
DVD
XBOX360 etc

To control those devices you have to select one of those devices individually. So, you may select the DVD but to change the volume on your TV/Speakers you will have to switch back to TV.

WHEREAS> on the Harmony. You assign 'Activities'. For example, on the PC setup you say; when I'm watching my DVD, I want to be able to control the TV and speakers as well. It cleverly does it all for you. Also, if you assign an activity such as 'Watch DVD', you just press 1 button and the remote will - turn on the tv, switch it to your specified input (ie scart etc), switch the DVD on and son on.

Once the novelty of the Kameleon has worn off - and it will. You will regret not getting a Harmony.
#13
a little extra, if you subscribe to their emails you get regular vouchers. The current ones are:[INDENT]Amt Spend Expiry date
£3 £50 04/09/2007
£7 £100 04/09/2007
£15 £200 04/09/2007
£25 £300 04/09/2007
[/INDENT]Sometimes they are given on lower spends, eg £15, £30, not this time unfortunately. Still, if you are buying other things...
#14
any cheap prices for The Logitech Harmony?:thumbsup:
#15
Istanbul_Kop
The Logitech Harmony range is much better than the Kameleon.

You may select the DVD but to change the volume on your TV/Speakers you will have to switch back to TV.

WHEREAS> on the Harmony. if you assign an activity such as 'Watch DVD', you just press 1 button and the remote will - turn on the tv, switch it to your specified input (ie scart etc), switch the DVD on and so on...


I have both and I venture to disagree. The Harmony is more versatile, yes, but unless every unit is in the right state of readiness, ie TV on the right input, surround sound on standby rather than a console input, then 'choosing DVD' can result in some units being switched off while others are switched on! I have given up using the 'activities' setting for this reason.

You might say, always use the Harmony then, and no other remotes. But in our 2kids1dog household remotes are always going walkies...

The Kameleon is a simple bit of kit and at this price is a real bargain (though I would prefer the 6-unit version that I have). It has tactile feedback while still being sleek, and I like the way it lights up when you pick it up (yes I know the Harmony does too...) The Kameleon does less, but that makes it much simpler to use, and less liable to being chucked at your head by the technophobic wife. ;-)

And it is quite versatile... you CAN set it to adjust the TV sound without having to switch from DVD to TV. rtm!
#16
Any one know the size of this? looks incredibly huge...

Can it control the hi-fi too?
#17
I'm guessing that it can control (almost?) everything that has an IR remote control. Very useful for those equipment whose remotes have been lost; even more so for all that kit you have bought cheap, due to a lost control!!
#18
sadiebabes
Your wee ant thing is scary :(


Yeah i thought it was really on my screen and tried to flick it off! I need my eyes testing!
#19
solid
I'm guessing that it can control (almost?) everything that has an IR remote control. Very useful for those equipment whose remotes have been lost; even more so for all that kit you have bought cheap, due to a lost control!!


But this hot deal one, mentions nothing for audio, where as the more expensive 6 in 1 mentions audio?

Does that mean you'd have to get the more expensive one to control audio?
#20
gary_rip
Still a good price!




i just cracked my screen, :)
#21
sadiebabes
Your wee ant thing is scary :(


Ahhhh! It's the fly from The Ring! :cry:
#22
Hi, nice find. Voted hot!!! Does anybody know if this will control a sky hd box?
banned#23
PoisonJam
Ahhhh! It's the fly from The Ring! :cry:


so scary that film.
#24
Just wondering how difficult are these to set up?
#25
i got one of these for tv/amp/dvd/sky and found it very hard to use as others have... not hard.. just inconvenient.
if memory serves me correctly, you had to press a shift button to get sky + buttons... very awkward

i took it back to argos for a refund
#26
[quote=gary_rip]Still a good price!

/quote]
I thought I had an insect stuck in my Screen.:oops:
#27
The kameleons are very easy to set up unlike the harmony that takes time to set up, in my opinion though, i would plump for a harmony any day over kameleon based on the battery life as on my 6 way i was changing batteries every week so if you can afford a harmony then get that instead, although for under 15 squid you cant really go wrong.
#28
Yeah! I had a thunderbug inbetween my TFT monitor screen film layers (thingies) so it was actually wandering around the screen under the top film last week, luckily it must have got out, but this made me slightly jump from the bad memory!!
#29
I have got one of these and it can be a real pain with Sky + as you have to use the shift key to use the playback features but then use the shift key again to use things like Sky text.

Also the middle button serves as the direction keys and also the OK button. Can be a real pain on Sky + again as it is very hard to hit the button smack in the centre so you normally end up moving up channels and then selecting to record something later on that you don't want !:?

Good price though and the unit does alot for £15
#30
Deal4Me
But this hot deal one, mentions nothing for audio, where as the more expensive 6 in 1 mentions audio?

Does that mean you'd have to get the more expensive one to control audio?


Anyone?
#31
seanjames
give your local maplin a call my one has them in stock:)


Or to save time, simply type your postcode in on the "Store Stock Finder" further down the page to find out how many local stores have.
#32
I agree with bear7364 and they are hard to use, and they're also battery munchers.
#33
I have a 6 in 1 and it can control a surround-sound unit. You can download codes for new devices from One For All and program the remote by playing an audio track over your PC speakers (!) very loudly. I haven't done it for a few years now, when I first bought the kameleon. I don't find the remote eats batteries personally... but then I don't use it constantly. I found it simple to use for basic functions - more advanced functions like controlling a TiVo involves hitting a Menu key and bringing up a new set of controls which don't always correspond exactly to what you need... bottom line, if yyou need a new remote for basic TV/sat/DVD functions then the Kameleon 4in1 for £15 is a good deal. If you're more technologically demanding and already have 6 different remotes it won't do what you need - go for the Harmony.
#34
[quote=gary_rip]Still a good price!

/quote]
Any idea where I can get a cheap monitor? Just smacked mine to death with a mag trying to kill your ruddy crawley!
#35
err... lol
#36
Do not but this remote, they eat batteries, they make a humming noise when on, if there's the slightest vibration in the room the remote will switch on and light up and start humming. The setup process is a bit of a pain and we had some issues with the remote interfearing with other IR equipment, e.g. turning up the subwoofer when we changed sky channels.

Believe me spend a bit more and get a logitech harmony, they are the best.
#37
scoopy2scoops
Do not but this remote, they eat batteries, they make a humming noise when on, if there's the slightest vibration in the room the remote will switch on and light up and start humming. The setup process is a bit of a pain and we had some issues with the remote interfearing with other IR equipment, e.g. turning up the subwoofer when we changed sky channels.

Believe me spend a bit more and get a logitech harmony, they are the best.


You are smack on scoopy. I have had both and the harmonies are much better devices. The Kameleon looks good but it feels horrible (a personal thing) and eats batteries. I had two of them but they both had to go back.

I know why people say that the harmonies are hard to set up. They are a bit complicated but once set up they are so easy to use. I also like the feel as it is the same shape as my beloved TiVo peanut.
#38
Noghar
I have both and I venture to disagree. The Harmony is more versatile, yes, but unless every unit is in the right state of readiness, ie TV on the right input, surround sound on standby rather than a console input, then 'choosing DVD' can result in some units being switched off while others are switched on! I have given up using the 'activities' setting for this reason.

You might say, always use the Harmony then, and no other remotes. But in our 2kids1dog household remotes are always going walkies...



The Harmony "help" button is there to correct the unexpexted state of any of your devices, where it will ask yes or no questions ... normally one only has to reply to a couple before everything is back on track.
#39
just received one in the post for my dad. watch out because it isn't the new look remote as in their picture, but the older one which is less attractive.

http://www.avukltd.com/images/big/Big8040.jpg

i'll be phoning them in 5 mins to request a swap!


edit: just realised they show images of both versions on their website! n*b heads.
#40
PoisonJam
Ahhhh! It's the fly from The Ring! :cry:


:cry: :cry: :-(

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