V572 and W800RF32 Comparison

Both the V572 and W800RF32 are X10 RF compatible “All House Code” transceivers. They both receive RF commands sent from a variety of X10 compatible devices: Palm Pad remotes, key chain remotes, hawkeye motion detectors, etc.

V572 Operation

The V572 is made for stand alone operation and acts as a bridge for your RF transmitters by relaying X10 commands onto the power line. The V572 receives X10 RF commands, and then broadcasts those commands onto the power line.

V572 Pros V572 Cons
  • Stand alone operation (no computer needed)
  • Superior dimming capability
  • Easy setup and installation
  • Limited flexibility (codes disabled in groups of 8)
  • No support for extended X10 codes
    (note the 32bit V572RF32 does support most)
  • Slower response

W800RF32 Operation

The W800RF32 is also a X10 RF receiver, but instead of sending commands onto the power line it sends them to a computer running home automation software. The software then decides if an X10 command should be sent onto the power line via another interface (CM11, PowerLinc USB, etc.).

W800RF32 Pros W800RF32 Cons
  • Fast response
  • Very Flexible
  • Supports all known extended X10 codes
  • Requires Windows PC or Macintosh to be continuously running
  • Requires home automation software
  • Requires a second serial port for X10 interface (CM11, PowerLinc USB, etc.)