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Harmony Remote Deals

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by omj, Nov 16, 2007.

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  1. Nov 16, 2007 #1 of 234

    omj Legend

    Jun 28, 2007
    Does anyone know of any websites with good deals on Harmony remotes? I know amazon has had some sales in the past but they seem pretty high on there now.
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    StuartV Cool Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    I don't know about websites, but I got my Harmony 676 at Sam's Club. I think they're $89 or something like that. Mine controls my HR20, TV, receiver, VCR, DVD player and DTV Tivo perfectly well. I have checked out the more expensive models and none of them do anything I would pay any extra money for.
  3. Nov 16, 2007 #3 of 234

    Mike728 Icon

    Oct 29, 2007
    The 880 is going to be $150 at Best Buy on Black Friday.

    If you can't wait, it's $168 at Buy.com right now.

    Edit: Only $160 at Office Depot (on-line), too.
  4. Nov 16, 2007 #4 of 234
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    When you factor in taxes, and not wanting to deal with the herd of Black Friday shoppers just to save $10, Buy.com is the best deal.
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    MIJBFAN Cool Member

    May 27, 2007
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    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
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    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    eBay has a nice selection too.
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    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Factor in gas prices too:mad:
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    goober22 Godfather

    Sep 8, 2004
    I agree with you on that! Can't stand TD.

    But anyway, I've bought 3 686s and I got one from Buy.com, one from ZipZoomFly.com and my last from Sam's Club when they started selling them. All were cheaper at the time with Sam's being the cheapest.
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    lflorack Godfather

    Dec 16, 2006
    I recently picked up a refurbished 880 at Amazon for $99. I just checked and they are at $139. So it pays to check often there.
  11. Nov 16, 2007 #11 of 234

    dlocks Mentor

    Sep 24, 2007
    Check the Dell website. They occasionally have the 880 on sale. Within the last 3 months I have gotten 2 from them, one for $119 & the other for $125 with free shipping.
    Good luck
  12. Nov 17, 2007 #12 of 234

    MizzouTiger Icon

    Jan 9, 2007
    Just got an add in the mail on Thursday that Ultimate Electronics will have the 880 on sale for $150 tomorrrow (Sunday, 11/18) evening only.
  13. Nov 17, 2007 #13 of 234

    bjlc Icon

    Aug 20, 2004
    paying over $100 just for a remote? You guys need to find a charity instead of wasting money on a remote.

    Come on.. lets be serious. what a waste of money.. my original D* remote is great and I can get a replacement at wal steins for like $15. Before I spend this kind of money I would get up and change the channel my self.
  14. Nov 17, 2007 #14 of 234

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    If you have a home entertainment system with a TV, 6 DVRS, an HD DVD player, a VCR, and an AV Receiver, having a universal remote that will quickly turn on the desired devices, change the inputs on the both the TV and the AV Receiver, and automate the home theater is not a waste of money. It's a thing of beauty.
  15. Nov 17, 2007 #15 of 234

    m4p Legend

    Apr 12, 2007
    Yes it is!!! I used to think spending over a $100 for a remote was crazy too, but then I got my Harmony remote and it really is worth it to have everything automated with one touch of a button. Also the spouse doesn't have to ask me what mode to put something in to be able to have the home theater system all work together.
  16. Nov 17, 2007 #16 of 234
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    You wouldn't say that if you had one. I have never seen someone use a Harmony remote and not be impressed with it.
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    fl panthers

    fl panthers Legend

    Sep 18, 2007
    i agree 100% ,made my life easier.even my 6 yr old can do or watch anything without help
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    DMRI2006 Godfather

    Jun 13, 2006
    Amazon was selling several for $49 last summer. Good thing I stocked up :)
  19. Nov 17, 2007 #19 of 234

    Pinion413 Icon

    Oct 20, 2007
    Have you ever used one? They're worth every penny, especially if you have a full-ish home theater rig with multiple components. The ability to just hit an activity button versus doing it manually across multiple remotes to do one thing with your system is wonderful to say the least. You hit an activity, which turns the correct components on, sets them to their appropriate inputs, and the remote is also configured to work as a part of the whole system itself, not just what unit it's set to that moment. My wife loves ours because she can just use the one remote easily and not worry about having to juggle 3-4 remotes depending on what she wants to do, and everything works properly. You can customize the heck out of the Harmony's as well down to what buttons do/control what. Exceptional learning if Logitech doesn't have the particular button in their database is also a huge plus. (end rant):grin:

    As far as I've seen, you can generally find an 880 for around $150. I got mine at the end of last month on Amazon for $147.86 shipped (currently $156.86). It succeeded my Harmony 670 which is now in the bedroom (an exceptional remote as well that Amazon currently has for $115).
  20. Nov 17, 2007 #20 of 234

    bjlc Icon

    Aug 20, 2004
    I have had surround sound for over 15 years. and I have two remotes. my original D* remote and the remote from the Pioneer receiver. and Neither of them cost me anything extra. ZERO.

    spending a $100 on a remote is insane. all to say that "its one remote" come on. and justifying spending up to $150 for a remote is ridicules. you can buy a TV DVR for that price. and it comes with a remote. Or $150 is what I paid for my first car. and I have sold cars for this price. in fact just two weeks ago, I sold two of them.

    again, if you don't know what to spend your money on, by spending in upwards of $150 for a remote, you have too much money or very poor priorities.

    this is a very poor way to spend this type of money, when there are so many other, much cheaper, replacements.

    thats the truth.
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