Originally posted by apetryk
The 688 works fine with the 8300HD.
I'm considering purchasing this remote, but haven't checked the local BB to see if they stock it. TigerDirect has it listed for only $150, but I have no experience with them, so I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with them and is there anything I should watch out for?
At any rate, I have some questions. I assume you had to program the List, Replay, Live, and A/B/C buttons, since the remote does not have separate buttons for these DVR functions. Was that done online and then downloaded? Was it simple to do? Is it simple to use the LCD buttons?
I've seen reviews, though I'm not sure how old they were, that indicate there was no automatic option to control on/off for the 8000HD. Has this been fixed for the 8300HD or did you have to 'fix' this yourself after downloading the code-set for the 8300HD?
Do you have a receiver and is the remote able to control most functions. I have a Denon 3803 and the 8300HD remote won't even turn it on/off, all codes for Denon were removed from the remote (AT8400D) I received. That is the main reason for looking into an after-market remote, although I like the idea of the 'Activity' buttons.
One question about that. Let's say the TV is already on. If you then select Play DVD (which includes a command to turn the TV on), will it turn of f the TV? The reason I ask is my plan would be for me to let my wife use the 8300HD remote. She usually just watches TV using the TV speakers. When I get home from work, I prefer to turn on the Denon, etc. So, if I come home and select Watch TV and the TV is already on, will it stay on?