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nekrosoft13
10-01-07, 08:38 PM
ok, well i'm tired of having 5 differnet remotes.

What universal remote would you suggest?

I was looking at 3 (2 logitech, 1 gyration)

Harmony 880
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1347758&CatId=358

Harmony 550
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2155680&CatId=358

Gyration Motion Sensing Remote
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2855864&CatId=358

Bearclaw
10-01-07, 08:51 PM
The Harmony 880 with th LCd in it looks really nice. I would never pay that much for a remote but the one feature that would prove otherwise would be the fact that you can plug that remote into your PC via USB and download and updates, etc.

I would go for that one on that option alone.

Slammin
10-01-07, 11:06 PM
What was that, $399? No matter. I'm probably gonna get one.

I have a Sony (forget the model#) but it's touch screen, learning, fairly easy to program, but it's about 7" long and 5" wide. Great for what, and where I use it for; in the basement in a nice little spot where it fits well on my my theater chairs (popcorn holder). It was only $150, but was worth it in my case since it is so versatile in what it can control, but it is not by any means, a handheld.

I'm getting that new Logitech!

qube
10-02-07, 12:45 PM
Logitech Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote

Libertysyclone
10-02-07, 01:23 PM
880/890>1000

I have used all three and the 880/890 (basically the same) are the best remote hands down. VERY easy to use once they are setup. My grandparents have a 880 and it was the best thing that I ever bought them. I no longer get calls on how to get (insert av item) to work.

890 is great if your equipment isnt in IR sight of your remote. (best if you have a projector with your equipment stuff behind you)

Bman212121
10-02-07, 01:58 PM
ok, well i'm tired of having 5 differnet remotes.

What universal remote would you suggest?

I was looking at 3 (2 logitech, 1 gyration)

Harmony 880
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1347758&CatId=358

Harmony 550
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2155680&CatId=358

Gyration Motion Sensing Remote
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2855864&CatId=358

The Gyration is a pretty slick setup, but if you are controlling multiple pieces of equipment the Logitechs seem to be the cream of the crop. I've been looking at the remotes myself and I think I'm going to get an 890 if I do get one. (Same as 880 but with 1 IR reciever)

I would look on amazon.com because they have many other types of similary harmony remotes on there. If i didn't get the 890 my second option would probably be the 670. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-670-Universal-Remote/dp/B000IMSK8Y/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-9629090-3689628?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1191351096&sr=8-2

It is about the same as the 500 series, but a little more ergonomic and I like the button layout a little more. Plus I know the keys are backlit on the 670, but I don't think they are on the 550.

nekrosoft13
10-02-07, 02:32 PM
The Gyration is a pretty slick setup, but if you are controlling multiple pieces of equipment the Logitechs seem to be the cream of the crop.

well logitech has buttons like watch TV, that turns on satelite, TV and receiver right?

well that actually might bother me a bit. Can you also use the logitech remote device by device?

I'm not really interested in those combo buttons.

BCKator
10-03-07, 02:21 AM
I have a logitech 720 harmony ($179.99 @ Costco) You can program activities that can configure any/all of your equiptment and customize buttons per that activity. You can also control on a device-by-device basis. Buttons include 6 soft keys (around the lcd display) that you can program to be what-ever you want (you can define as many as you want but have to page if >6). New keys can be taught. In terms of programmability its great. My biggest complaint is the software UI. It sucks. Its clunky and despite having a 24" monitor, you can only expand their interface window to some small box and must use the scroll bars to see stuff. They make you go through many windows and confirmations just to change one thing. It would help if I had a laptop such that I could program and test without going up/down stairs. This is the most advanced programmable remote that I've ever owned so can't say how it compares to other high end models but, I would recommend it (as my friend at work did to me). Hopefully they will improve the UI over time.