OK guys 'n gals, I think it's getting to the time when I just need to replace my current Logitech Harmony 890 Pro remote. I've had it for about 6 years now and I've never been completely bowled over by it. It's always been a little problematic and my family has had trouble using it since day 1. It worked better when it was brand new but as time has gone on it has no RF connectivity at all. I HAVE to use the Harmony Wireless RF extender outside the cabinet where my equipment is racked in plain view of the remote. From 12' I have to twist and contort to get the remote to "hit" to change the volume, scene, device, whatever. I can connect the remote and RF Extender to my laptop and refresh everything and it works fine for a day or two, then it's back to the same crap again. Plus, the tab that holds the battery compartment on broke so the battery door has to be taped to stay on, the markings are rubbing off, it's NEVER worked with the DirecTv receiver I've got (can't change channels with it, I have to use the DTV remote), and I've constantly got to listen to my family gripe about it. I'm just plain tired of it.
So, is there an RF remote out there actually, really works? I don't have to fight it to get it to change the volume or the channel? It has scenes available so it's super easy for my family to use and it's easy for me to program? And, I don't have to take out a second mortgage to buy it??? I've lived with this for 6 years, surely somebody has come up with one that works by now!
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EMOTIVA MPS-2 -- DirecTv HR20
SONY BDP S3100 -- ATHENA AS F2-1 LCR
KLIPSCH RS-42 Surrounds -- VELODYNE 15" DLS-5000R Sub
FURMAN M5500-EX Power Conditioner -- HARMONY 890 Pro