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Logitech Harmony 700

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. anubys

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    not only that, but the blue isn't very blue, either...I'm not color-blind, but I can't go by looking at them...now I know that the green is second from the left and the blue is all the way on the right...it's hard to tell by just looking at the color, especially is a dimly lit basement...

    if not for the 6-device limit, this is the perfect remote for me...I put a report about switching from the 676 to this remote last week on the AVS forum...
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Question for owners:
    How well does the 700 sit on a solid flat surface? I have an 880 and like how it sits flat very nice. I don't hold my remote like a normal user due to my disability, so I keep my 880 on a desk and sits nicely without rocking sideways. Also, are the buttons easily pressed? I like the 880s plastic number keys & DVR function keys, but find the channel & navigation disc slightly difficult.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    From the time I've spent playing with the 700, it sits ok on a desk but the front is a lot thinner than the back. Therefore, it slants forward a little bit. I had no problems with the buttons and found them easier to find and to press than on a Harmony One.
     
  4. anubys

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    it has a high bottom and low top, so it sits pointing down on the table like a sports car...I'll have to check to see if it rocks sideways...it's not something I noticed...

    I like the buttons...the play and pause click a little when you press them...they feel right...they are not too sensitive, you have to make a pressing motion to press them, so no chance of accidental click but you will get the occasional "non-click"...
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  6. dave29

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    Thanks for the "mini review" Drew.

    The color buttons set-up like that aren't a deal breaker for me. I will probably go out this weekend and see if I can find this remote somewhere.
     
  7. anubys

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    checked on the sideways motion...sorry, but it will rock sideways...the top of the remote is flat but the bottom is "rounder"...so while it will not rock too much, it will do so a little bit...if you want a completely flat remote, this is not it...
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    FYI... Best Buy has the 700 on sale for $149.99 this week.
     
  9. mdavej

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    I believe that's list price. Buy.com has it for $134 shipped, and Amazon has it for $140.
     
  10. anubys

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    After playing with the 700 now for a while, I finally figured out what was bothering me about the layout and re-mapped the buttons to fix it...

    if you have and use the DirecTV remote in another room, you're going to have trouble...on the DirecTV peanut, you have:

    the skip/slip button is on top of the FF
    the repeat (skip back) button is on top or Rewind

    this is the opposite of the 700 (FF is on top of skip forward and rewind is on top of skip back).

    the DirecTV layout makes more sense (or maybe I'm just more used to it)...I kept pressing the wrong thing on the 700...so I remapped the 700 to match the layout of the DirecTV peanut...
     
  11. jcricket

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    What are people using for the LIST button who have this remote?

    I'm guessing mapping something

    I also noticed there's no "BACK" or "ACTIVE" (shudder) buttons. Do people just put those on the screen/soft buttons for "Watch TV"?
     
  12. Drew2k

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    Here's how I have my LCD screen laid out:

    [table]Active | Format
    < Back | C.C.
    [/table]

    C.C. is a Sequence (YELLOW, DOWN, SELECT)

    I have LIST mapped to the "page down" key in the center of the Menu/Info/Exit/Guide keys.

    On the "page up" key I mapped a sequence for Manage Recordings (MENU, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, SELECT)

    I've been using this layout for a while and it works great!
     
  13. anubys

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    I never use the prev button and I like where it is next to the action buttons (play, rewind, FF...etc.)...so prev is mapped to List...works great...
     
  14. anubys

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    isn't CC (yelllow, down, down, select)?

    what does active do?

    I have button 1 doing the manage recordings (I call it ToDo)
    then button 3 gets you to prioritizer...

    so to get to ToDo, I just press button 1 then select...to get to prioritizer, I press button 1 then button 3 :)
     
  15. mdavej

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    Drew's CC sequence picks yellow CC text. Another down picks white CC text. I've got my mute button programmed to do mute plus the CC sequence. I never use active or back (is that identical to left arrow?).

    And never upgrade to a harmony 900 or 1100. They can't do sequences at all.
     
  16. Drew2k

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    Yup - I labeled the soft key "CC" but I like the Subtitle option. Sorry for any confusion there.

    ACTIVE brings up the interactive "channel", same as on the original DIRECTV remote. I never use it, but it's there if I want it some day.
     
  17. jcricket

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    Thanks Drew - very helpful. We'll see what makes most sense when I get it. Given I'm not the only person using it, I think I'll map list on the screen (easy to tell someone to push the button when the word is right there). Maybe not even map active, since accidentally pushing it is about the only time I've ever hit that.

    If you don't remap, what does the rocker switch do?
     
  18. Drew2k

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    The default action for the rocker switch in the HR20 setup is "page up"/"page down", which is really "channel up"/"channel down". I immediately removed that from both the device and the activity settings because I thought it was dangerous to have an unlabeled key serving as a channel up/down key, as it would have been too easy for someone to accidentally tune away from the current channel!
     
  19. anubys

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    what's a rocker switch?
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    A single switch that goes up or down and then returns to center, like the channel up/down button.
     

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