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Old 08-07-08, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bookcase3
I just got a Harmony 880, and I'm loving it. But when playing DVDs, the "pause" button is very unresponsive -- you have to really press down on it to get it to work, whereas all of the other buttons work with barely a tap. Do you think this is a flaw with the remote, or is there a quick fix? Thanks!
sounds like the remote to me. they respond and feel the same to me on mine.
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Old 08-08-08, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
sounds like the remote to me. they respond and feel the same to me on mine.
Yeah, someone on the Logitech forums told me to use Customize Buttons for the activity by swapping the pause and play buttons to see if it was a problem with the pause function or the button itself -- unfortunately the problem lies with the button, so back to Amazon it goes.
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Old 08-08-08, 10:19 AM
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I have the Harmony One if anyone has any questions
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Old 08-08-08, 05:51 PM
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I just listed my 880 on eBay

I used it for about two months and it worked great but my wife hated the buttons so we went and got the Harmony One. The button layout on the One is a lot better and the touchscreen is pretty, but I wish there were hard buttons on the side of it. Nothings perfect I guess.
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Old 08-09-08, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Mordred
I just listed my 880 on eBay

I used it for about two months and it worked great but my wife hated the buttons so we went and got the Harmony One. The button layout on the One is a lot better and the touchscreen is pretty, but I wish there were hard buttons on the side of it. Nothings perfect I guess.
What are you using it with?
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Old 08-09-08, 11:29 AM
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What are you using it with?
Sony XBR4
Sony DA4ES Receiver
TivoHD
Sony 5-Disc DVD Changer
Pioneer Region Free DVD Player
PS3 (with Nyko IR)
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Old 09-10-08, 11:21 AM
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So, who else has reviews of the Harmony One. Some guy at work said he got one as a gift as does not want it....offered it up for $100. I'm really tempted, but the wife might be upset at $100 remote. I could sell it for $150 probably, but I don't want to screw the guy at work....
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Old 09-10-08, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow View Post
So, who else has reviews of the Harmony One. Some guy at work said he got one as a gift as does not want it....offered it up for $100. I'm really tempted, but the wife might be upset at $100 remote. I could sell it for $150 probably, but I don't want to screw the guy at work....
For $100 it's a steal. I sold my used 880 for $110 on eBay so you could easily get 150 for the One.
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Old 09-11-08, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow View Post
So, who else has reviews of the Harmony One. Some guy at work said he got one as a gift as does not want it....offered it up for $100. I'm really tempted, but the wife might be upset at $100 remote. I could sell it for $150 probably, but I don't want to screw the guy at work....
I upgraded my 880 to a ONE yesterday and love it. It feels much better, the buttons make more sense - especially the volume buttons and it's so much less cluttered than the 880. It also fixes the problem with the cradle and the contacts. The contacts are MUCH bigger on the remote, and they're nicelt recessed so they don't accidentally get scratched. Everything feels better made, sturdier and much more ergonomic.

It's night and day - I've been almost giddy using it.
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Old 09-11-08, 07:54 AM
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I picked up a Harmony One to replace my HTR MX-500 last month. I'm glad that it does everything that one did and then some.
I really like the ease of set-up (no more macros!) and it's as customizable as I need it to be. The touch screen and motion sensing backlight are pretty cool too.
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Old 09-11-08, 08:31 AM
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Well, I decided to buy the remote off the guy...he said he will bring it Monday. I may actually keep it (I was thinking of EBAYing it). I had the 360 remote back in the day (until it broke...it's not 6-month year old proof...daughter got a hold of it). I did NOT like the way the buttons felt on the Logitech 360 remote. I hated the click click click for channels and volume.
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Old 09-11-08, 05:37 PM
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Well just FYI buy.com has the 880 for $92(AR). Not a bad price. We love ours. It runs Mit's 57734,Dish HD DVR(722), HD DVD A35,Denon3808 and I have a 360 elite(doesn't turn it on or off)
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Old 09-15-08, 09:00 AM
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Just got my Harmony One today from the guy at work. Still in the box...although, it was opened at one point by him. Fine with me for $100 cash....
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Old 09-16-08, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow View Post
Just got my Harmony One today from the guy at work. Still in the box...although, it was opened at one point by him. Fine with me for $100 cash....
Definitely a good deal. I'd have jumped right on it as well. I have a 550, and it's great for the $50 I paid for it, despite a few drawbacks.
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Old 09-16-08, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow View Post
Just got my Harmony One today from the guy at work. Still in the box...although, it was opened at one point by him. Fine with me for $100 cash....
YEs very good deal we have the 880 and G/F loves it. My kids have a very easy time with also
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Old 09-16-08, 02:23 PM
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Well, I set it up last night and I really enjoy it. It was pretty easy to setup as I was already familar with my old Logitech 360 remote. I like the layout of it and the buttons are MUCH better than the old 360 Harmony remote.

Good deal....yeah.
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Old 09-16-08, 04:47 PM
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I was thinking about picking up one of these remotes for my gf's grandparents for Christmas. They currently have five remotes and spend about ten minutes stumbling through all five just to get a dvd up and running.

Are these easy to use for old people? And how about visibility, is it easy to find the buttons? Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-16-08, 04:50 PM
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I wouldn't recommend the 880 for an old person or anyone with large hands.
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Old 09-16-08, 09:03 PM
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I wouldn't recommend the 880 for an old person or anyone with large hands.
Definitely not the 880, but the Harmoney One has a much simpler design with larger, easier to read/push buttons.
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Old 09-17-08, 07:55 AM
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If you do buy it for old people, just make sure YOU set it up. You may need their remotes to program some buttons....I know some did not come through with the software, so I had to have my remotes to program buttons.
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Old 09-17-08, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow View Post
Well, I set it up last night and I really enjoy it. It was pretty easy to setup as I was already familar with my old Logitech 360 remote. I like the layout of it and the buttons are MUCH better than the old 360 Harmony remote.

Good deal....yeah.
It's the first Universal I've used that didn't "feel" like a Universal. It's just...right.
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Old 09-18-08, 05:56 PM
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Definitely not the 880, but the Harmoney One has a much simpler design with larger, easier to read/push buttons.
Thanks for the guidance.

And as for setting it up for them, that would also be part of the xmas present.
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Old 09-18-08, 09:18 PM
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I got my Harmony ONE yesterday and love it. It was simple to setup and super easy to use.
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Old 09-20-08, 07:08 AM
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Yep, after having the Harmony One for a week I am STILL loving it. I need to find the USB adapter for the PS3 to use the remote with it. Anyone know where to find it? Do I have to buy the whole Nyko remote?
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Old 09-20-08, 12:52 PM
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Do I have to buy the whole Nyko remote?
I think so. But it's cheap. Got mine for 14.99 on Amazon.
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