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post #31 of 99
Thanks for the update Mike!
post #32 of 99
Mike, did they have any other remotes?
post #33 of 99
Quote:
Originally posted by AcuraCL
If it's Li-Ion that might not be such a good idea. Capacity deteriorates at about 200 charges. And it counts as a charge whether you go from 0-100% or from 95-100%.

Please don't argue without doing some research. I have checked this out and there are more "urban legends" about Li-Ion than you can shake a stick at.

If you're going to refute, post a link to an authoritative source.

Or you could post a link.




Stew
post #34 of 99
I was just about ready to buy the 680 and I see this on the website. PreBuyers remorse

Hey AcuraCL, how many trannys have you replaced in your cl assuming its a 2001 or newer?
post #35 of 99
I wish the Logitech website had clearer close up pictures of the remotes.
post #36 of 99
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by AnthonyP
Mike, did they have any other remotes?
Nothing else new. They did say they have an RF remote in the works, but nothing they could talk about at this time.

Here's a link to a picture I took of the 880: Harmony 880
post #37 of 99
Mike, how was the balance? Did the buttons have a good feel? What glows on the remote? What lights up on the remote?
post #38 of 99
Quote:
Originally posted by Fredoh
I was just about ready to buy the 680 and I see this on the website. PreBuyers remorse

Hey AcuraCL, how many trannys have you replaced in your cl assuming its a 2001 or newer?
Replaced? None. I have a '03. It seems fine. I haven't done the latest recall where they inspect it though. We'll see then :)
post #39 of 99
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Bruno1453
Mike, how was the balance?
It's the same as any of the "6" series remotes.

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Did the buttons have a good feel?
Can't say since most of them were immobile. This was just a prototype, so many of the buttons either didn't move or did nothing.

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What glows on the remote? What lights up on the remote?
The lower buttons were not currently backlit, but they will be on the production model. All buttons should be backlit on the final version.
post #40 of 99
I currently own the 659, which I love, and I had to return it once for a replacement. The replacement had a backlight button that now glowed, unlike my first remote. It was a welcome enhancement. I wonder if the 880 will have the same thing.
post #41 of 99
Note the Time/Date display. If used for Timer Events, the Harmony can finally be used to control recordings on a D-VHS recorder.

Timer Events for HD recordings is something that is not built into D-VHS recorders because it is supposed to be provided from the STB via the Firewire interface....but the STB manufacturers never implemented this important function....so the Remote Control has to do what they both should have done all along...SIGH!!!
post #42 of 99
Quote:
Nothing else new. They did say they have an RF remote in the works, but nothing they could talk about at this time.
there is always an RF remote in the works :) didn't they originally start on an RF remote when the 768 just came out :)
post #43 of 99
Thread Starter 
Yeah, but this is a NEW one. :rolleyes:
post #44 of 99
The harmony remote's have always had time/day, it is needed for the guide
post #45 of 99
Quote:
Yeah, but this is a NEW one.
I know, every year a different version of their RF remote.
post #46 of 99
Do these remotes have the capability (as in easy to use/program) to do the same thing as my Time Warner 8300HD-DVR Remote control? ie. channel guide, record, pause, live, etc. buttons

TIA,

Tim
post #47 of 99
they should have been able to do this since the 659 version... unless there went codes in the Harmony Database.
post #48 of 99
The 880 looks very interesting. When my 768 dies -- which I hope isn't soon -- I will want to look into this new model. I have been VERY pleased with Harmony's design and since I have figured out how to configure menus on my 768 to show the right commands on the right screens it has been easy to use. I would assume the 880 will allow the same kind of flexibility the 768 does.
post #49 of 99
Quote:
Originally posted by AcuraCL
If it's Li-Ion that might not be such a good idea. Capacity deteriorates at about 200 charges. And it counts as a charge whether you go from 0-100% or from 95-100%.

Please don't argue without doing some research. I have checked this out and there are more "urban legends" about Li-Ion than you can shake a stick at.

If you're going to refute, post a link to an authoritative source.
Not true. A properly treated lithium should deliver 500 cycles.

One of the best sources for information on Lithium batteries would be a discussion forum for RC airplanes. RC hobbyists use Lithium batteries extensively as they are an outstanding power source for electric powered aircraft.

I have three electric powered aircraft. Two 24 ounce 65mph WW2 fighters and a 70mph ducted fan Mig 15. All three are powered by brushless engines running 3 cell 2100Mah/2200Mah batteries capable of delivering well over 20 amps.

RC Groups Battery Discussion

Lithium cells will deliver the most "cycles" if not charged to full capacity. A lithium, unlike traditional batteries (1.2v cell) can go up to 4.5v/cell. If you only charge a lithium cell up to 4.1 or 4.2 volts per cell you will get 500+ cycles.

Storing a fully charged Lithium cell in warm conditions can shorten it's life. Lithiums should be stored at 40%-50% charge in a cool area. If you discharge your lithium cells below 3 volts per cell you can drastically shorten the number of cycles and capacity you can get.

Lithium batteries have drastically higher capacity then Nicad or NiMH at the same weight. Always a good consideration in a handheld object that could be dropped on my hard wood floors.

After a lot of stagnation in development, Lithium technology is rapidly evolving driven in large part by the unique high capacity, high discharge and low weight requirements of electric remote control airplanes.

Motorola Engineers on Lithium
post #50 of 99
I have a 688 remote that I spent weeks programming. I'm considering asking for the 880 as a birthday present. Does anyone who has moved from one Harmony remote to another whether the programming done on one remote can be transferred to another? It would at least be nice if I can keep my device configurations.
post #51 of 99
Thread Starter 
Yes, they can. I suspect the 880 will have the same capability as well.
post #52 of 99
Any formal due date released yet?
post #53 of 99
They say beginning of April.
post #54 of 99
They say beginning of April.
post #55 of 99
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Bruno1453
Any formal due date released yet?
Nothing definite yet. It's still way too early for an exact date. They usually don't know for sure until they actually ship from China.
post #56 of 99
Thanks.
post #57 of 99
I was bored so I made a comparison image. I left out the 676 because I have it and I don't like it.

The only downside I see to the 880 is the fact that it doesn't have any dedicated buttons for activities, and no dedicated buttons to map to "live" and "recorded" buttons for DVRs.


http://home.comcast.net/~p.iott/659vs680vs688vs880.jpg
post #58 of 99
Quote:
Originally posted by halo0

The only downside I see to the 880 is the fact that it doesn't have any dedicated buttons for activities
doesn't the LCD list the fav activities, with corresponding buttons to each side? designed so that you can list the activities you want.
post #59 of 99
It does, but I still like having the dedicated hard buttons. My other concern with this is that I think it will require an extra key press to get the remote back into "activity" mode. For instance: say I'm wathing my Comcast 6412 DVR and I want to go to the "MyDVR" screen. Since there is not a hard button for it, I'd have to hit "Device", then hit the button from the LCD for MyDVR. Then to get back into the 6412 activity mode I'd have to hit the "Activities" button, then the "Watch DVR" LCD key. That's 4 key presses to accomplish one thing.
post #60 of 99
Is this "My DVR" key part of the Moto 6412?

If so you can bind the MYDVR to any free button... on the 680 I use the "RED'D" button. And you can add any button to the LCD in your activity...

Not to mention once you go to device mode you back out by hitting the device button 2 times.

But if your MYDVR is a button of the motorola device you can add it to any free hard button or lcd.... look at the options of the activty.
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