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post #2041 of 2058 Old 10-05-2014, 06:51 AM
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I'm still on my original battery after four years.

Same here, only charge it every couple weeks. However, I only use it to turn everything on/off, control volume, operate the BR player fwiw.


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Same here, only charge it every couple weeks. However, I only use it to turn everything on/off, control volume, operate the BR player fwiw.


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^^^ That's good news guys.

I will be setting mine up shortly (within the next month) and I want to get a replacement battery or 2 from Amazon, however, I want to make sure I get the right battery model since these will only serve as emergency back ups down the road.

Any insight?

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I am still loving the 1100. I watched Planet terror Blu ray last night and during the movie realized that I would prefer the Return button right to the right of the Hard page up and down buttons. I went and grabbed my laptop and made that simple adjustment. Complete with selecting the button icon for it. Now that is just to easy.
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Couple of questions about the Harmony 1100 remote:

Is it still officially supported with technical and update support?

How long does the included battery usually last/how many years go by before replacing?

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I've replaced my battery one time via Amazon. It's a good idea to take it out once in a will to make sure that it isn't starting to swell.

Otherwise I would keep using a battery until it no longer held a charge for more than one days normal use.
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Been a while since the last post, i picked one up on craigslist last nite, was unaware this remote came out in 2009. How are these guys holding up ? I plan on using it for its RF capabilities too......
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Been a while since the last post, i picked one up on craigslist last nite, was unaware this remote came out in 2009. How are these guys holding up ? I plan on using it for its RF capabilities too......

Had mine 3-4yrs without problems


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Been a while since the last post, i picked one up on craigslist last nite, was unaware this remote came out in 2009. How are these guys holding up ? I plan on using it for its RF capabilities too......
I have had mine for years. In fact, I purchased another from http://www.harmonyremoterepair.com/ as a back up in case something does go wrong with the original 1100.

As for RF, I did not like. I tried it a few years ago by purchasing the Harmony RF extender for $99. The response time was so slow, I hated it. Took it out and never looked back.

The Harmony Touch Ultimate is another matter. A neighbor picked one up and I programmed it for him. The Touch's RF response was extremely quick. I did not notice any lag.

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Thanx, thats encouraging....

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I have had mine for years. In fact, I purchased another from http://www.harmonyremoterepair.com/ as a back up in case something does go wrong with the original 1100.

As for RF, I did not like. I tried it a few years ago by purchasing the Harmony RF extender for $99. The response time was so slow, I hated it. Took it out and never looked back.

The Harmony Touch Ultimate is another matter. A neighbor picked one up and I programmed it for him. The Touch's RF response was extremely quick. I did not notice any lag.
I really dont need the RF for this install in my apt. ,but i'll give it a try and see how it works, thanx for the info on further purchases if needed
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Will i be programing from MyHarmony or the old Harmony
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Thanx, thats encouraging....



I really dont need the RF for this install in my apt. ,but i'll give it a try and see how it works, thanx for the info on further purchases if needed
HarmonyRemoteRepair.com is a great place to pick up a Harmony that is no longer made. The owner, Q, does a great job repairing harmony remotes and he also sells used/repaired Harmonys.

I have purchase (for neighbors) four 1100s, one 900, one 850 and each one was in perfect shape and has lasted.

He also just repaired a 1100 for a neighbor (Tony). Tony's wife (Fayette) had just read an magazine article about remotes at hotels/motels on how dirty/germy they are. Hotel remotes have even found to have excrement on them. Fayette panicked and sprayed a lot of heavy duty oven cleaner on their 1100 to clean it.

I don't have to tell you, the 1100 died. I had them send it to HarmonyRemoteRepair. Q fix the 1100 and sent it back. Working perfect.

For those of us that do not like the new Harmony Touch and want to keep what we have, I highly recommend keeping Q's web site for any future need.

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Will i be programing from MyHarmony or the old Harmony
If one has never programmed a Harmony, the MyHarmony makes it pretty easy.

I personally like the old program, the 7.7.0. I think it is a little more in depth for what I like to do with my personal remotes but it is a lot harder if one is just starting out.

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If one has never programmed a Harmony, the MyHarmony makes it pretty easy.

I personally like the old program, the 7.7.0. I think it is a little more in depth for what I like to do with my personal remotes but it is a lot harder if one is just starting out.
I have been programing them about 7 or 8 years, but never an 1100, i to prefer the older software to the MyHarmony, its tweakier
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I have been programing them about 7 or 8 years, but never an 1100, i to prefer the older software to the MyHarmony, its tweakier


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This is a real nice remote. All the RF stuff works. It lags slightly, but so do i Lol.

I really like the eight side buttons i can assign common buttons only found in devices. I had to learn a few commands. All in all works fine.

How many times can i reflash this before it gets squirrely, or is it designed to do this
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This is a real nice remote. All the RF stuff works. It lags slightly, but so do i Lol.

I really like the eight side buttons i can assign common buttons only found in devices. I had to learn a few commands. All in all works fine.

How many times can i reflash this before it gets squirrely, or is it designed to do this
I have changed and tweaked mine many, many times. Always fine tuning never a problem

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I have changed and tweaked mine many, many times. Always fine tuning never a problem
Thanx for the repair link and assistance.
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Couple of things I'd like to get answered if possible. I've had my 1100 for about three years and basically set it and forget it. Now I've built a theater and with doing so have had to get a digital TV tuner for the projector and have a couple of issues. I'm using a Homeworx and no matter how I try cannot get the recall hard button to work for the box. Also, I have a BenQ 1085 and do not know how to time the remote for the proper double off signal to turn off the unit. It gets the first signal fine, screen shows the need for power off to be pushed and I just can't get spacing right. Therefore I'm back to a pile of remotes for a single button use now and again. Frustrating.
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When I hit an activity (such as Watch Big Screen) my soft button words do not appear. I have to hit the DVR button (upper left) and then go back to 123 button for them to appear. Why?
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