Originally Posted by WaltN46
I have a very old Harmony 880 that is pretty worn out. I want to replace it with a 650 because the One and the new Touch are just way to expensive for remotes. Does anyone know if
A - You can "upgrade" from an 880 to a 650 without reprogramming? There is a "new remote" section in the software, but I've never tried it.
B - There are different models of the 650? On Amazon, I went to one page and it said "there is a newer model of this", but that page is ALSO a 650.
Any help appreciated.
You will have to redo the activities and customed buttons. The devices will be transfered OK. I've done this a couple times (H360 to H700), and IMO these are important things to keep in mind:
- Make screenshots of the activities and customed buttons. Or copy them down on paper. It will help to recreate them. The process would become very easy.
- The 880 has more devices than the 650. You can transfer more devices than the 650 officially can have. Remember to create more devices than you have (using another brand of TV, or Blu-Ray, or Fan, Lights, ...), so that you will have room to growth later when you acquire a new device.
My Harmony 700 has 11 devices, a few are extra TV, Blu-ray, Fan devices which I don't have.
- Ask (email) Logitech support to clone your current 880 account to another, and then use that to upgrade the remote. Keep you current 880 account in case you ever want to start from scratch. You can have as many accounts as you want.
- I don't think there is a different 650. I have not seen one reported by anybody.