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A Gadget from the Past....

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Richard King, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Richard King

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    Anyone recognize this????
     

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  2. smiddy

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    No, it almost looks like my old Harmony remote.
     
  3. Draconis

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    That would be my guess as well.
     
  4. Richard King

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    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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  5. roadrunner1782

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    Isn't funny the way things change over time?
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Yeah, maybe they'll put it on one of their shows on their HD Channel, eh?!
     
  8. dave29

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

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    If I recall correctly it was between $200 and $300. It was much clunkier than current designs, but, obviously had great potential.
     
  10. smiddy

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

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    Ah, but they are much better now.
     
  12. Sirshagg

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    Recognize it? - I HAVE one!
     
  13. smiddy

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

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

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