Hi. I've been using a Harmony 650 for some time and want a change. As far as remotes go all I know is the Harmony remotes.
Can someone please suggest different brands of remote that6 will meet my needs?
I have 6 devices-3 in living room and 3 in bedroom (TV, SAT and DVD). Would like to have one with computer setup like the harmony. Price-wise I'm willing to spend between $50.00 and $150.00.
You don't need 6 devices. You need one remote per room. Otherwise you're asking for trouble. Just get another 650 (or 600). If you really want just one remote, the 700 is 6-8 devices depending on how you set it up.
Then you only need 5 devices, which the 650 already has.
How does anyone in your home watch in the 2 rooms at the same time with only one remote? Do you never have to use Help to get the power states in sync? Is not inconvenient to search one room or the other for the remote?
Seeing it's only me and my cat I'm the only one using the remote. I watch most of my tv in the living room and at night I shut everything off in there and turn everything on in the bedroom and watch tv before falling asleep.
I'm just looking for a change, a remote where the 'Select' button and the up, down, left and right aren't so darn close together.
The layout of the 700 is exactly the same as the 650. So if you don't like the 650, you won't like the 700 either. To answer your question, rechargeables lasted me about a month on the 700. You can replace them with alkalines if you want. Just don't plug in the charger.