I swallowed my thrifty instincts and bought a Harmony 900 a few weeks ago and have never used it for one evening of TV. The reason is that is unrelaible as hell for RF. All of components are in a cabinet and I NEED RF. I am currently using a stock NON-RF DirecTV remote with a "battery radio" to RF/IR blaster setup. To explain, I have a little dummy battery that "listens" to any brand remote you put it in and sends the codes in RF to a little IR blaster you put in the cabinet. Truth is it works GREAT, way better than the Harmony 900 and it cost me like $30 on e-Bay.
My dilema is now I have a HTPC to control, and I want one power button instead of switching off my stereo seperatly, etc. I want something universal like a Harmony w/ custom screens for HTPC buttons etc. Since the 900 is a dud is there anything else out there that does all the HTPC functions well and has RF ability that works further than 15' reliably? I thought I would be easy to please, I really only have 3 components a DTV box, a HTPC and my stereo. The 900 is hit or miss and I noticed that there is no "list" button when I am in Satellite mode. I did only invest 30 minutes time into programming it though.
What about the MX-450 MX-880, etc.???