I've been reading a fair bit of posts from people who miss the physical number buttons on the newer Harmony remotes. I'd like to better understand this statement and have a few questions about this..
- the obvious advantage of tactile buttons is, of course, being able to feel your way around your remote without having to look down at it. Is this something you do for numbers as naturally as you might for volume, channels, or even transport (play, pause, etc)?
- what is your primary use for the number buttons? If there is a secondary use, which is that also? (Examples include typing in a code to unlock your DVR, directly tuning into a channel, programming a recording, changing setting values, etc)
- if your primary use of the physical number buttons is to directly tune into channels, is there a reason you prefer to use this method over the Favorite Channel Harmony allows you to configure? What is this reason?
- when considering purchasing a universal remote, is the lack of physical buttons a deal breaker to you?
Thanks in advance -- looking forward to reading everyone's's thoughts on this.