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I'm considering picking up the 880


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Looks nice. No experience with them though. My crappy Comcast universal still does the trick. Would not mind getting a pimp ass remote like that though.
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Great remote chris. you will love it. Only downfall with this model is the batteries only last a few days and then need recharging. No big dead if you can put the cradle near where you want to keep the phone.

THe higher level model is RF based so you don't need line of sight to control your electronics.

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FYI, I'm pretty sure I've seen that remote on sale for $119 somewhere.

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Had one, sold it on ebay since my comcast remote does everything. Excellent unit if you have directv like I used too. Buy it.




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Buy it from tweeter or abt and get their in store replacement plan. I used it 3 times. they break easy if dropped.




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I second ABT. They exchanged a Samsung set top box that I purchased 10 months ago and recently started failing.

I'm trying to avoid Best Buy/Circuit City because I'm having mixed results with electronics lately and everything seems to need work after a relatively short time.

When you spend good money on this stuff it should last. You shouldn't have to purchase a "service plan" at extra cost for something that costs you hundreds of $s.

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I don't know what Tony is talking about. I throw mine around all the time. Had it for at least 2 years and it's still as good as ever. I have the 688 model.

If you use a receiver comcast's remotes usually can't do much if anything for that.

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When you spend good money on this stuff it should last.
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i had one for 3 days and hated it.



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i had one for 3 days and hated it.
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Want to detail why?
Cause he is a caveman and hates technology, dont you know this by now?




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i had one of these back in the day BEFORE DVD came out, this remote was BAD ASS!!! totaly configure and macros in everyway!
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3DPuV%26sa%3DN
but they didn't have a DVD button, so i sold it off and YET to find one like it "not sure but they might have by now released a newer version? its been a while since i looked then i saw the one your asking about. way to hard to do shit. SMALL ass screen for day or night viewing. the screen is crap, and so are the buttons to read.

in my opinion, touch screen programmable remotes are the way to go



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How easy is it to program this remote to all your hardware and will it perform every function?




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How easy is it to program this remote to all your hardware and will it perform every function?
USB to pc, you can use either their software or their web based software to program all the keys. Macros, you name it.



ken, if you had a harmony before DVD then you're talking about 10 years ago. Hard to compare. I do not want a touch screen remote, not realistic for average surfing. I love the peanut shape this has, very similar to Tivo remotes.

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USB to pc, you can use either their software or their web based software to program all the keys. Macros, you name it.



ken, if you had a harmony before DVD then you're talking about 10 years ago. Hard to compare. I do not want a touch screen remote, not realistic for average surfing. I love the peanut shape this has, very similar to Tivo remotes.
thats your preference bro. yes there is newer stuff

the one i got my eye is a few thousand, also does home macros "lights, temp, curtains, etc."



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sounds like you're looking at a crestron or similar, I dont need home automation. I just want to cut down on remotes and ease my use while maintaining simple every day surfing use.

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sounds like you're looking at a crestron or similar, I dont need home automation. I just want to cut down on remotes and ease my use while maintaining simple every day surfing use.
bingo!

this cave man need big bling buttons.



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this cave man need big bling buttons.
dont forget I need it to be easily workable by my wife! I'm leaning toward the 880.

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My wife had no problems with the 880




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I have the Sony touchpad and I'm sick of it.. plus I dropped it and half the screen is blacked out. I'm hitting buttons by memory alone. The code entering for different units is annoying and I have never found a remote to work my receiver well.




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my days of fucking around with manufacturer codes and jacking with learning IR signals are over. Fuck all that, too much work. The programing of the harmonys is what makes them so appealing.

Why I want
  • programming
  • peanut shape
  • macros
  • rechargeable

negatives
  • price
  • might not have perfect button placement

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oh i hear you, the 880 is awesome too dont get me wrong, it just isn't what "I" want.

i love touch screens and something thats easy YET very "adaptable" to future stuff as i add on or current needs.

that is like a great mid level between some shitty rca remote and a 1000.00 remote for a universal remote with tons of features, programmable,macro etc.

it just want for me and i hated the small tiny buttons.

also in my house, the UR was always in its charger and the wife knew NOT to EVEN TOUCH it or she would taste the back of my hand.

same hold true for my future UR.

i am sure if you look around "and i havent much at all in the last few years" there is tons of touch screens with the same options as that for the same price if not a TOUCH more.

weigh your options



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I have the Sony touchpad and I'm sick of it.. plus I dropped it and half the screen is blacked out. I'm hitting buttons by memory alone. The code entering for different units is annoying and I have never found a remote to work my receiver well.
that thing was a couple hundo silver POS my bro had the same one i hated that too.



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Cook, fyi, you can't program custom macros unfortunately with the harmony.

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Cook, fyi, you can't program custom macros unfortunately with the harmony.
BOOOOOOO screw that then.



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