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universal remote question

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by falcon241073, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. CABill

    CABill Hall Of Fame

    Mar 20, 2005
    Amazon lists refurbs under $120 separately but New, sold by Amazon itself is $128.29 with free shipping and no tax for me in CA. Several other new ones (HiDefLifestyle appears to have increased price) are all below $150 too. It is possible that the new 880s on Amazon for < $150 are "B stock", but I don't really know how to tell A from B. I have mildly higher expectations when Amazon sells itself than some of their other sellers.
  2. lilredjettdiwagon

    lilredjettdiwagon New Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Has anyone tried the 890. Pros and cons if any?

    Thanks in advance :)
  3. hdaddikt

    hdaddikt Legend

    Jul 2, 2005
    I use an 880 for my total HT system and it works like a dream.

    I have a mini system (TV2, VCR, and DVD player) in the bedroom and wanted one control for all.
    The problem is even if I use a UHF remote there is no way to lock it to the Dish receiver if it is not a Dish remote.

    So I use a small remote to control everything in the BR except the 622. For that I still have to use the Dish '2' remote.

    To add to the confusion, both TVs are Sony. So if I use an RF remote it will change TV1 the same time as TV2.
  4. fmcomputer

    fmcomputer Legend

    Oct 14, 2006
    WOW, I feel like an old timer. Still using Harmony SST 659 still works great thru many component changes.
    Samsung 56" DLP
    Replay TV
    I/O Data AVLinkPlayer
    Yamaha Receiver
    VIP 622
  5. hdaddikt

    hdaddikt Legend

    Jul 2, 2005
    I am an old timer, that's why I feel like one! :D

    If it's working, go for it! Great line of remotes.
  6. garywiley

    garywiley Mentor

    Jun 16, 2007
    I also have the 720 and love it. Costco has them on sale for $120.00.


  7. falcon241073

    falcon241073 AllStar

    Jun 3, 2007

    Brand new from HiDefLifestyle on Amazon.com not Amazon directly. The listing on Amazon said it was new, not refurbed. What is "B" stock?? Nothing was wrong with the remote or the box it came in. No visible imperfections what so ever.

    HiDefLifestyle prices rise and fall like the tides. I went on their site the day my remote arrived and they had jumped to $134.99. Then 2 days later i went to my brother-in-laws house and showed him the rmeote and the price was $119.99. And checked as of this posting and it is $134.99.

    The ad said brand new in box, not a refurb or used. When it arrived everything was wrapped tight and still had all the protective stickers on everthing.

    I am going with new, lol:D
  8. ssmith10pn

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    Jul 6, 2005
    B stock means it was returned to the store for what ever reason and the factory tested and repackaged. Ushally means the buyer didn't want it or too stupid to set it up.

    My cost from AVAD (Southeast Distributors) is 150.00
  9. falcon241073

    falcon241073 AllStar

    Jun 3, 2007

    Would they not have to sell as a "Refurb" in that case or atleast note it on the product? Almost all the remotes on Amazon are in the general price range of what I paid, with $10 to $30. They sell "New", "Refurb", and "Used" on their pages.
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