Post Number: 2166
|Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 9:20 am: |
now for something completely different.......
i like many amongst the group have a ton of remotes
i had a marantz universal for my av receiver- that i never really used to its max because of making sure which buttons did what for about 10 yrs old that i decided to test it aquatically when my glass of water fell on it. fried it. looked on ebay for a replacement and decided the price tag was a bit high.
so i looked around the internet and discovered logitech's harmony universal remote 550 for $60 bucks incl shipping at www.pcrichard.com
I am totally blown away- logitech has compiled app 5000 remote codes for this unit.
i plugged the remote into my computer via usb and started downloading codes. After a while i got a little confused since the unit lets you rename buttons etc. so i called logitech's tech service which will help you for the first 60 days FREE
i got this really cool guy on the phone and we went through each of my components-how i use them= where i had issues and he reprogrammed my remote to do several things automatically by pressing 1 button from his desk.
The unit can also learn by pointing one remote to the other etc., which i havent done yet.
The unit also allows you to prioritize what you listen to most to make access easier.
so now when i want to watch tv in 5.1 stereo, i presss one button. the tv comes on, the cable box comes on, the stereo comes on and i can leave three remotes in the drawer. press one button and they all shut down
Technology- what a concept.This unit can handle up to 12 remotes!
runs on 4 aaa batteries- one set is in the unit and they supply a fresh set also which they recommend doing since there is a demo button one can press while the unit is still in its unable to be opened by humans packaging-lol
went to ebay and bought rechargeables and charger for the future.
Highly recommended by me for all us remote- where is it? oh no batteries are dead- type people
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 10:00 am: |
Can you set it to replace this one? ;)
Post Number: 7521
|Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 10:10 am: |
For what it's worth. I have a Logitech Harmony Remote H659. It did all the cool stuff Jeff wrote about. It took me awhile to program everything the way it worked best for me; but after I got it all the way I liked, it worked great. Until the buttons wore out, which was way too quickly given what I paid for it. I don't plan to buy another Logitech; the short button life was for me a bit disappointing. Hopefully they've done a redesign for the model that Jeff has.
Post Number: 2169
|Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 10:12 am: |
I have remotes that seem to use different technologies. I wonder if they make one that will do the typical tv/cable/stereo and also work with a PS3 and xbox360. If it will do that, then I'm very interested!
Post Number: 2167
|Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 12:19 pm: |
ps 3 is blutooth bob- wont work- however after turning on the ps3 via controller
i have mine set up to turn on the receiver, switch to the proper input on both the tv and receiver, turn off the sound on the tv, turn off the cable box.
dont know what you had on yours but mine has push buttons that click ever so slightly.
seems well made and this model got good reviews
i do wish they used something other than blue for the bakcground light
Post Number: 2170
|Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 5:05 pm: |
That's the point, Jeff. No reason why someone couldn't make a multi-capable remote that transmits IR or bluetooth as the programming dictates. I just don't think anyone has made one as yet and was hoping that Logitech might have done so.
Post Number: 2108
|Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:41 am: |
I have a thing called an ass. Every now and then I'll get up off it and lift the tonearm to turn the record over;-)
Post Number: 707
|Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 6:57 am: |
jacko..does your ass need batteries or should we veer clear of that avenue???
Tone arm..what is that..is that the same as the steel needles I use on my phonograph???
Sure plays havoc with those silver cee dee disc things and I still cannot hear anything
Post Number: 2088
|Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:03 am: |
Interesting conflagration of concepts - Universal Happiness, Universal Remote, Remote Happiness, Remote Universal Happiness - ze mind bogglez.
Post Number: 1342
|Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 10:36 am: |
I've recently bought this one but not programmed it yet. I just got fed up with forever losing the black remote controls I have for everything. So I hope this one works. It was cheap.
Post Number: 2043
|Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:32 am: |
WOW thats big
Post Number: 2168
|Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:10 pm: |