My harmony one remote is pretty much starting to fall apart here after less than two years of use, buttons are starting to not respond, come lose..ect..ect.
I am looking for something more sturdy and came across the URC remotes which seem to be highly recommended if you don't mind programming them (i have the programming software already
I have narrowed it down to the
I have just your basic setup with
Dish Network VIP922(hopper and joey next month)
additionally downstairs i have
Dish Network Receiver
In the future i am going to be adding stuff like light control and such but that is probably 3yrs away so whatever remote i get now i will most likely be needing a new one anyway by the time that rolls around.
The choice is pretty much down to the 450 and 880, I like the looks of the 450 better somewhat though. The 780 is also an option if you guys recommend it.
I have a question about the "guide" button...When programming it , it of course opens up the guide on whichever box you are using. But what buttons are you guys using to go "page up" "page down"? I do not see any of those buttons on these remotes which makes me wonder do you have to arrow down or up to flip between pages, which would mean it would basically scroll through the guide channels instead of changing pages.
Also, i have read conflicting reports that when you switch activities or whatnot it will not remember what is turned on already and may actually shut a device off when it is on already when switching activities?
Any help appreciated!