Originally Posted by dbbarron
Does anyone know if the RF technology is more reliable than the current logitech RF repeaters (which are one way and somewhat unreliable). Would be nice if the new RF was bidirectional for confirmation of transmission and had extended range.
Also, can we assume the software on this unit is as solid as the One software and not flakey like the 1000 series software?
With those two items addressed (more reliable RF and solid software), this is a no brainer for me. I'm dying to get rid of the 1000 and had been considering a 890, until now.
I have been somewhat frustrated with my Harmony 900. It has been unreliable in turning on and off all my devices (cable box, AV receiver, DVD and TVHDD) I watch a lot of television and seldom a DVD. The cable box, AV receiver, and DVD are in a closed cabinet above the TV. So you would think that the RV would be reliable. But I have to 50 percent of the time either control the remaining device still off via the DEVICE selection to get the TV off or to get the cable box off. Or of course I can control the out of sync device by going to the device and pressing the on/off button. That seems a bit too much after spending $400 plus the paying for extended 2 year warranty.
I now have now gone thru the unhappy experience of my Harmony 900 screen going pale grey and ceasing to operate anything and had to reset the devices and activities via computer and then downloaded. Now when I use the remote, the TV will not come on when I press the Watch TV on the remote, but the cable box and the AV receiver do come on.
Either I do not have the RF system defined properly or I need to use the IR signal by pointing the remote to the TV which is in view of where I sit operating the remote about 10 feet away from all devices including the TV.