Originally Posted by Bruce M.
So here's a question for the 700 fans out there--
Got a 700 maybe 3 months ago. It's set up to control 6 devices. After the usual futzing around, got it to work correctly, and reliably, with one (or two, depending on how you look at it) exceptions. One, the thing would run out of juice every 3-4 days of what I would call moderate use (wife using it while in our gym for maybe 90 minutes/day). LCD screen is NOT on for all that time--just when she punches a button (although she punches a lot of buttons, as she watches almost exclusively DirecTV recordings on an HD DVR.) Two, the remote would give no warning at all when it was getting low on charge--the very first time we'd get a low battery warning, the remote would cease function. THAT was a true PITA.
We did all the rebooting, reloading, etc., both in and out of safe mode, and these two issues did not change. Logitech agreed that this sort of battery life was not standard, that I should expect maybe 3-5 weeks
between charges and more time than basically no
time between a low battery warning and no function, and sent me a new 700 under warranty.
The new one does exactly the same thing. Now, since Logitech told me to keep the old one, I've got 2 700 remotes--one is "deactivated" but still works on the set-up. The second one is fully activated (and the update remote feature was sweet, I will say that).
So now we can do one of three things: 1) what we're doing now, which is basically always keeping one unit charged so when the other one craps out, we can switch units without too much hassle, 2) try to get Logitech to send us a One this time on a warranty claim, for its rechargeable cradle, or 3) buy a One anyway.
It looks like the programming will switch easily from 700 to One using "new remote", so that shouldn't be a problem.
Any thoughts? Do others have the same issues? The fact that the new one is doing exactly the same thing as the first one has me wondering whether Logitech's time estimate of weeks is just wrong, but this board and Logitech's own forum seemed to confirm for me earlier that 4+ weeks was standard...