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post #31 of 2789
The button on the base, wouldn't be? "Find My Remote!" Would it? Do you need a Mobile Me account??
post #32 of 2789
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

no icon uploading/choosing for activities
the selection of icons you can pick for a command is bigger, but still not customizable

post #33 of 2789
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

no icon uploading/choosing for activities
the selection of icons you can pick for a command is bigger, but still not customizable

is your name randy?

uhhm... what he said.
post #34 of 2789
I just purchased a Harmony One a few days ago. I plan on taking it back and getting the 900 based on two reasons. I don't like the fact that the lcd screen is not clear enough (for my aging eyes) and it doesn't stay on long enough. These two features are worth it alone for me.
post #35 of 2789
only one remote per blaster
if you need multiple remotes to share an extender is the 890pro
post #36 of 2789
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Originally Posted by tamanaco View Post

Amazon has a couple nice pics of the 900 where you can zoom on the device, but it has not been officially released. It shows the MSRP

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Remote-Control-Black/dp/B002IC0YL8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1250007623&sr=8-2

That's odd that Amazon shows four IR ports on the back of the RF extender and also a picture of a stick-on emitter pair. I can see the emitter picture being incorrect, but the four port extender would have to be photoshopped.
post #37 of 2789
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

That's odd that Amazon shows four IR ports on the back of the RF extender and also a picture of a stick-on emitter pair. I can see the emitter picture being incorrect, but the four port extender would have to be photoshopped.

might be our beta models only had the two and the production version includes four. i used a couple splitters from my neighborhood radio shack to increase the number of leads out and it worked fine too.
post #38 of 2789
would be nice if it's four ports now
would have also been nice if we were told of this change
post #39 of 2789
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

That's odd that Amazon shows four IR ports on the back of the RF extender and also a picture of a stick-on emitter pair. I can see the emitter picture being incorrect, but the four port extender would have to be photoshopped.

I don't see the picture you're referring to.

I've read that this model doesn't support sequences. I think that's strange, considering that many want the current sequence capability on the Harmony One to be expanded to more than 5 steps.
post #40 of 2789
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Originally Posted by David Ortiz View Post

I don't see the picture you're referring to.

I've read that this model doesn't support sequences. I think that's strange, considering that many want the current sequence capability on the Harmony One to be expanded to more than 5 steps.

That's odd... those two pictures were removed from Amazon.

Edit: The power of "Work Offline" + "History"
post #41 of 2789
it in fact does not support sequences; supposedly because they based it off the 1100 platform, which doesn't support them
post #42 of 2789
Wannabe: Kindly clarify "sequences". I have my 1000 currently programmed to raise the lights on a pause (sequence of raise lights command and then pause command) and dim lights on play (sequence of lower light command and then play command).

Will I lose this functionality?

Can it still be programmed to setup a device used in an activity like a lighting controller (i.e., set lights to DIM on 'Watch DVD').
post #43 of 2789
of course you can still include lights in an activity
you just can't create a sequence that combines a pause and light command into one
post #44 of 2789
No free lunches in this remote game are there?

Finally what appears to be a useful device and the one bit of flexibility for programming is removed. I get it, make it easy to program, restrict advanced features and thus mitigate calls to customer service; but this is too far.
post #45 of 2789
What?! So I cant program it to raise the lights when I push pause? Thats lame!
post #46 of 2789
If you want to convert the extender to handle emitters instead of using blasters, take a look at ths site:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062457
post #47 of 2789
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Originally Posted by amorenod View Post

It's finally here:

http://blog.logitech.com/2009/08/11/...ny-900-remote/

amorenod, you might as well label the title of the thread "Official" this "one" has the posts going...
post #48 of 2789
I agree, he posts, info, and a few beta testers are here

doesn't get more official than that at this point
post #49 of 2789
Thread Starter 
I'm too humble to do this kind of things by myself, but since it's been requested... done.
post #50 of 2789
Harmony 900 owners: what RF dimmer switches do you recommend?
post #51 of 2789
Too bad about the sequences, I use them with my One as a macro to navigate my tv's menu to switch from Just Scan to 16:9 and back (soft buttons for both).

Do the master/mini blasters plug in to an outlet or are they battery powered?
post #52 of 2789
Yup, the lack of Sequences is quite puzzling. I use them as short macros for the computer, Minimize Window, Close Window, Shutdown Menu, and on and on. I can just tell my family where I have mapped [Alt], [Space], [Tab], and all the letter keys so THEY can memorize the jumble of keystrokes needed to run the computer.

Or...
post #53 of 2789
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Originally Posted by wonderbread57 View Post

Too bad about the sequences, I use them with my One as a macro to navigate my tv's menu to switch from Just Scan to 16:9 and back (soft buttons for both).

Do the master/mini blasters plug in to an outlet or are they battery powered?

the mini blasters connect by a 2.5mm cable into the back of the main blaster
post #54 of 2789
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Originally Posted by HoloQuest View Post

Yup, the lack of Sequences is quite puzzling. I use them as short macros for the computer, Minimize Window, Close Window, Shutdown Menu, and on and on. I can just tell my family where I have mapped [Alt], [Space], [Tab], and all the letter keys so THEY can memorize the jumble of keystrokes needed to run the computer.

Or...

trust me...just like the 1100 beta test...this immediately got brought up...thread was immediately locked so it didn't turn into a 'flame fest'...even though I don't use sequences...I see the need for them and argued that it needs to be included...I just don't see logitech adding them back in
post #55 of 2789
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

it in fact does not support sequences; supposedly because they based it off the 1100 platform, which doesn't support them

This is truly the worst news about a remote I was really looking forward to...

I have the Harmony One now and love the form factor, and was looking forward to moving the RGBY functions from soft-keys to the new hard-keys, but the lack of sequences has me now waiting for the Acoustic Research xSight Touch. Hopefully one day AR will decide to release it here ...
post #56 of 2789
gang,
iconharmony has been updated to include the new 900 favorites.
the higher-resolution screen on the remote allows for much more detail and legibility in the icons.
post #57 of 2789
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Originally Posted by squareeyes View Post

gang,
iconharmony has been updated to include the new 900 favorites.
the higher-resolution screen on the remote allows for much more detail and legibility in the icons.

I saw...you rock...already requested a couple of new icons (cable company added channels)
post #58 of 2789
this remote is easily two times the cost it should be. Seems to be a logitech thing lately to have unreal msrp's on everything. Their gaming keyboards are the same way now too. Example, I paid 50 bucks for a G15 keyboard, regular price a couple of years ago. This keyboard has a built in LCD. That same keyboard now, doesn't come with the screen anymore, and sells for 90 bucks. Identical keyboard but with no lcd, G11. I'm in Canada btw. Their new G19, well over 200 bucks Canadian.....crazy. I used to swear by logitech, but the prices and reliablilty is becoming bothersome.

This remote is not worth 499 bucks. Maybe worth 200 imho. It's very nice, but not that nice.
post #59 of 2789
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Originally Posted by newfmp3 View Post

this remote is easily two times the cost it should be. Seems to be a logitech thing lately to have unreal msrp's on everything. Their gaming keyboards are the same way now too. Example, I paid 50 bucks for a G15 keyboard, regular price a couple of years ago. This keyboard has a built in LCD. That same keyboard now, doesn't come with the screen anymore, and sells for 90 bucks. Identical keyboard but with no lcd, G11. I'm in Canada btw. Their new G19, well over 200 bucks Canadian.....crazy. I used to swear by logitech, but the prices and reliablilty is becoming bothersome.

This remote is not worth 499 bucks. Maybe worth 200 imho. It's very nice, but not that nice.

doubt you'll find it for 200 anytime soon, unless you have a coupon for half off somewhere...

but at the same point, the MSRP isn't what you pay in most cases...for instance, the One has an MSRP of 250, but you can find it from 180-200 no problem.

what a remote is worth to YOU <> what logitech should charge. I expect you'll see it more in the $350 range in a month or so and eventually in the $330 area
post #60 of 2789
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Originally Posted by squareeyes View Post

gang,
iconharmony has been updated to include the new 900 favorites.
the higher-resolution screen on the remote allows for much more detail and legibility in the icons.

OMG, if they translate to the 900 as good as they look online...OMG!
What One?
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