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#1 OFFLINE   hikeraz

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:44 AM

Logitech has announced new entry level Harmony remotes that are set up very similarly to the DirecTV remotes. The price is $80 for the monochrome and $100 for the color screen. More info here:

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:54 AM

These look like the same layout as the 700, which I have and I really like.
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#3 OFFLINE   steve053

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:57 AM

It looks really nice. Wonder how many components it'll handle?
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#4 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:08 AM

Five I think.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

Five I think.


Correct.

The 650 is up for pre-order at Amazon.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:08 PM

I ordered the 650 the other day. Should I expect any issues or quirks with a Harmony remote as far as operating my HR20?

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:12 PM

I ordered the 650 the other day. Should I expect any issues or quirks with a Harmony remote as far as operating my HR20?


I had no problem at all setting up my HR20 on my Harmony. I did create a Todo list macro on mine, it's one command too long so still have to hit the last OK.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:42 PM

To Do List Macro? Hopfeully I will be able to do that with my new 650.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:03 AM

All harmonys have a 5 step limit on sequences (macros), except the 900 and 1100 which can't do sequences at all. But you can always learn several commands in raw mode to get around that.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:20 AM

I use a {MENU/DOWN/DOWN/DOWN/ENTER} sequence to get me into the Manage Recordings screen, that's only one button push away from the to do list. It works.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:03 PM

I admit that I had no idea about these macros. Nice bonus.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:43 AM

According the USPS tracking, my new remote will be waiting for me when I get home. I am looking forward to getting it set up and functional. Having play and pause on the same button will be nice. No more of my clumsy thumb hitting the Active button while trying to press pause.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:38 PM

This Harmony 650 is awesome. The set up was easy and the DVR features work perfectly.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:56 PM

This Harmony 650 is awesome. The set up was easy and the DVR features work perfectly.

Did you upgrade from another harmony? If you did, I'm wondering if it kept all your devices. I've seen reports of 700's going more than 6 devices if the one you upgrade from had more than 6. I'm hoping the 600 series behaves the same way. The 5 device limit is the only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on one. If I can keep the 12 I've got now, that would be great.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:24 PM

Did you upgrade from another harmony? If you did, I'm wondering if it kept all your devices. I've seen reports of 700's going more than 6 devices if the one you upgrade from had more than 6. I'm hoping the 600 series behaves the same way. The 5 device limit is the only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on one. If I can keep the 12 I've got now, that would be great.


1st Harmony remote for me. 5 device limit not an issue for me at this time.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:33 AM

After having this remote for a few days I still like it but there are a few things that are kind of annoying.

-The list button is way up next to the display screen.
-There is no dash button.
-If the remote drops from my hand or the sofa to the floor I have to go through a bunch of test screens.
-Slow-mo is kind of tricky. Keeping the play button pressed doesn't really work.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:42 AM

After having this remote for a few days I still like it but there are a few things that are kind of annoying.

-The list button is way up next to the display screen.
-There is no dash button.
-If the remote drops from my hand or the sofa to the floor I have to go through a bunch of test screens.
-Slow-mo is kind of tricky. Keeping the play button pressed doesn't really work.


-You can make any button you want be 'List' through the Logitech software. It allows full customization. I use the button below the 7 as 'List.'
-The '-' is in the database and can be added anywhere, too.
-You're clumsy. j/k ;)
-I'm not sure I can help here.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:26 AM

+1. Put any functions on any buttons you want.

HERE's how to add slo-mo and other long press commands (skip to tick, jump to start/end). Or you can add the pronto hex yourself HERE once you're logged in.

If you tend to drop your remote a lot, your harmony won't last long. Anything with an LCD is pretty delicate. You may be better off with something cheaper and more robust like the RCA RCRP05B. You can also program it from a PC with an optional cable and assign any function to any button and do learning and 15 step macros/activities. You can throw it across the room and it won't miss a beat.

Edited by mdavej, 29 March 2010 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:59 AM

Sounds like I need to get dig into the owners manual and get this thing set up correctly.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:47 PM

I ended up making the blue button the list button and the + button the dash button. The sequence for to do list didn't take. Not sure why.

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