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#1 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:01 PM

Anyone recognize this????

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The Pump Don't Work 'cause the Vandals Took the Handles.

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#2 OFFLINE   smiddy

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:33 PM

No, it almost looks like my old Harmony remote.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:36 PM

Anyone recognize this????


No, it almost looks like my old Harmony remote.


That would be my guess as well.

#4 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:48 PM

That's the first Harmony remote that was released in the US. They were displaying at the CES Show and I ordered one at the show. At that time they were based in Canada and, obviously, were not owned by Logitec. There's not even a model number anywhere on the unit. Functions were selected by a scroll wheel on the side of the unit. The screen is at the bottom, not the top (could be a real pain to deal with). I removed the Harmony "H" logo in Photoshop, but the same logo as their current one is at the bottom. I have two of them here because one died soon after arriving home and they replaced it for me (great customer service). Neither one will fire up now if I put batteries in them. I don't have any idea why though. I think i bought this in 2001 if I recall correctly.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:54 PM

Isn't funny the way things change over time?

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:21 PM

I'm sure the Smithsonian people will be calling you very soon. :D
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#7 OFFLINE   smiddy

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:26 PM

Yeah, maybe they'll put it on one of their shows on their HD Channel, eh?!
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:32 PM

How much did that original remote cost?(if you dont mind me asking)

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:29 PM

If I recall correctly it was between $200 and $300. It was much clunkier than current designs, but, obviously had great potential.
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:38 PM

That is what they still cost...so no headway.
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#11 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:39 PM

Ah, but they are much better now.
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:41 PM

Anyone recognize this????


Recognize it? - I HAVE one!
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:19 PM

Ah, but they are much better now.


Yeah, but where's the value when the novalty wears off? :D
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#14 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:29 PM

Recognize it? - I HAVE one!

Amazing. I knew someone else had to have one. ;) Does yours still work?
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