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Logitech Harmony Remotes

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by janeslogin, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. janeslogin

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    This " ... Do you have any experience if the sensitivity of the buttons on Harmony Remotes degrade like in my scenario above? ... " makes it seem related, to me.
     
  2. VDP07

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  3. VDP07

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    Once in a while you get folks on here that feel the need to be the post police is all.
     
  4. B Newt

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    They are the bomb.
     
  5. david_jr

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    I tried several times and couldn't figure out how to do it. Will have to play with it again one of these days when I have nothing else to do.
     
  6. fredp

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    I almost gave up Harmony remotes after my experience with the 880. The problem is/was their pathetic recharging cradle. Tried the fixes suggested on multiple sites with little satisfaction. One last chance for Logitech was the Harmony One. I have a clear line of site to my AV cabinet. The One is fantastic. I control all my devices as I should and charging problems are just a vague memory.
     
  7. Richard King

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    My first Harmony (note the "window" was at the wrong end of the remote) sitting next to my current Harmony (880). I have intermittant charging problems. Harmony replaced one remote and charger well out of the warranty period for the same problem quite some time ago. I love 'em (well, my current one).
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  8. Yoda-DBSguy

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    A Galaxy...
    Did you ever call logitech directly as they were aware of the sistuation and ended up issing free redisgned replacement cradels that solved the issue. :confused:
     
  9. ruffneckc

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    I have the Logitech Harmony One and it works very well with the 722K.
     
  10. fredp

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    I was out of warantee coverage already for sometime when I read of folks getting replacements. Decided no matter what the 880, while it worked just fine while charged wasn't worth it for me. The One on the other hand has been a dream from day one.:D
     
  11. Grandude

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    I got a free replacement remote and cradle from them for the charging problem. Now I have a new problem, pushing the volume up button hardly works anymore. All else is great though. Some day I'll map a different button for volume up......no rush.

    BTW, I only put my remote in the charging cradle when it is really necessary as I don't want the charging problem to come back............:nono:
     
  12. bheil

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    I started with a an H659 which logitech replaced under warranty because the LCD screen stopped working (soft buttons worked, but you couldn't tell what you were selecting!). This remote was replaced with a purchased 870 because once again the LCD screen stopped working and in addition I wanted the better controls for DVR use. The 870 was then replaced by logitech, this time out of warranty, due to the same issue with the LCD screen. Aside from this one problem I have only good things to say about the remotes. The fact that two different models had the same problem repeatedly causes me a little concern though Logitech did address the problem. Once when they didn't actually have to.
    My system includes a Panasonic Plasma, 2 622s, a pioneer DVD player, an ancient Sony VCR and an Impact Acoustics Component Matrix switch. Everthing I've thrown at it pretty much just works. The only complication was the second 622 - I had to write an email to logitech and request the codes be changed to a different remote channel number.
    My other complaint is the price - however if Logitech would come out with a Dish RF compatible remote I'd probably pay whatever they asked for it!
     
  13. karrank%

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    Have a basic harmony (520) bought for about $50 a couple years back just before circuit city went out of biz.

    Operates my 211k along with all my other audio/video equipment no prob.

    That's what it's for.
     
  14. SaltiDawg

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    Setting the IR address is accomplished during the setup of an activity including a Dish DVR.

    A few years ago I had two 508s connected to my main TV. I had two activities, "Watch DVR 1" and "Watch DVR 2." Each of the 508s had a different IR address. The Harmony learned which address for each 508 during the one-time setup.
     
  15. rdopso

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    My old Harmony "something or other" got dropped on our tile floor one too many times over several years of use so we just bought the wonderful Harmony-One and instantly fell in love with it for use with our Dish Vip722 DVR and other home theater components. Its easy to program for all ones A/V equipment and ours works just great with every piece of equipment we have in our home theater setup. You do have to manually program a couple of remote buttons to work like corresponding dedicated buttons on the Dish remote (for example I programmed the enter button at lower right of the remote to bring up the Dish menu where we access our recorded programs list) but its quite easy to do. I highly recommend this great touch-screen universal remote.
     
  16. airpolgas

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Yoda, I did not spill any fluids on the Dish Remote. The buttons just became unresponsive to "normal" presses.

    I'm shopping for a second Universal Remote, hence the comparison to the Harmonys. If the Harmonys experience the same degradation, then I would have to stick with URC, which is the unit I currently have.

    I guess I still have to further my research on the Harmonys since I like the idea of just syncing the damn thing instead of "teaching" each button.
     
  17. kstevens

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    I have the harmony one and it works great with my new 922.

    Ken
     
  18. zer0cool

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    Went through two Xbox 360 models, the first lost one of the soft buttons, which we just reprogrammed around, but eventually more and more of the hard buttons became unresponsive (over quite a bit of time and use). The replacement was a factory refurb whose screen went wonky after about a year or so.
    Stepped up to the Harmony One a few months ago and couldn't be more pleased. Controls my Samsung DLP, Pioneer Receiver, XBOX 360, PS3 (with adapter), my 722k, and now the new 922, all flawlessly. Plus, my wife never has to call me at work any more when she wants to watch TV :lol:
     
  19. dturturro

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    Before I spring for a Harmony 900 I need to know if anyone has had success using it to replace the TV2 (UHF Pro) Remote? I just got a Sony Bravia LCD and the TV interferes with only the Dish IR remote. When I put the UHF antenna on and used the TV2 remote it worked fine.
     
  20. SaltiDawg

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    The Harmony remotes that are RF capable use a Logitech proprietary RF code to communicate from the remote to an RF Wireless Extender that in turn receives that RF signal and emits an IR control signal.

    The Dish DVR TV2 remote uses a Dish proprietary RF code to communicate from the RF remote directly to the DVR.

    The two RF systems are not directly compatible with each other.
     

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