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post #61 of 140
Hey Burhhardi....Have used a RTI T2+ remote? I was woundering what you think about the 880 vs. T2+(So Far)?
post #62 of 140
or even the 880 vs. MX-850?
post #63 of 140
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Originally posted by oscar71
or even the 880 vs. MX-850?
the 880 is really not a whole different beast the rest of the harmony line, it does add the 64k color LCD and rechargeable battery

BTW, nobody has asked, but what sort of batteries does it use? Are they cylindrical NiMH or more like a flat cell phone battery?
post #64 of 140
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Originally posted by loopy
the 880 is really not a whole different beast the rest of the harmony line, it does add the 64k color LCD and rechargeable battery

BTW, nobody has asked, but what sort of batteries does it use? Are they cylindrical NiMH or more like a flat cell phone battery?
Good question. I was assuming it is battery pack of some sort since one of the reviews mentioned Logitech offering a replacement battery. Why would you need them to offer it if they were cylindrical. I believe it is also a lithium battery, not a NiMH.
post #65 of 140
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Originally posted by elspankdog
Good question. I was assuming it is battery pack of some sort since one of the reviews mentioned Logitech offering a replacement battery. Why would you need them to offer it if they were cylindrical. I believe it is also a lithium battery, not a NiMH.
right, they're lithium ion, but they still make them in cylindrical format.
post #66 of 140
Quote:
Member

OK, the 880 just jumped to a 8.5, that's up 0.5 points. The wife says she doesn't know why, but perfers this one and she also says she feels she can understand it better too..so perhaps it was just me. After programing the 880 somemore, I am liking it better too.
Just FYI for anyone sho cares.
wow so your wife liking it better rates only a .5 extra:)

I think it is just normal to feel comfortable with what they are used to.
post #67 of 140
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philips aint nitpicky about the whole authorized dealer thing, thus you can get a TSU3000 with docking station for less than $300 off ebay, and that is a new unit. Anyways, I hope you can get a pricematch

1) 250 is MRSP for the 880, my guess is hat you will find it for less soon

2) the 880 has a coloured screen

3) You don't need to go to ebay to find a good price on a Pronto

4)why do you hate Harmony remotes?
post #68 of 140
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Originally posted by AnthonyP
4)why do you hate Harmony remotes?
what gave you that idea? I just think they're overhyped, which is quite typical of most Logitech products
post #69 of 140
I bought two today at the Tulsa BB store on Skelly. The sales guy says that they had four to begin with; have sold three.
post #70 of 140
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what gave you that idea? I just think they're overhyped, which is quite typical of most Logitech products
a lot of your posts seem to have a negative spin when talking about the Harmony.


It's a 250$ colour remote, last year when Harmony was not Logitech the B&W was 250$, and you don't want to know what I paid for my 768 when it just came out. Not to mention that you think 250 is too much for a graphical colour remote but the MX-850 that is much more expensive and B&W is a good deal
post #71 of 140
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Originally posted by AnthonyP
a lot of your posts seem to have a negative spin when talking about the Harmony.


It's a 250$ colour remote, last year when Harmony was not Logitech the B&W was 250$, and you don't want to know what I paid for my 768 when it just came out. Not to mention that you think 250 is too much for a graphical colour remote but the MX-850 that is much more expensive and B&W is a good deal
I think you read to much into what I say and take it to personal. Are you a Harmony employee? You seem aweful defensive about it, you're a canadian, they're a canadian company, am I offending your canadian pride?

As to why I prefer the MX-850 over the Harmony, it offers RF, it wins points with me. The color LCD is nice, it COULD be nicer with RF.
post #72 of 140
Considering they are owned by Logitech they are US, and as far as I can rememeber the actual remotes are produced in Asia :). And no I don't work for them nor did you hurt my pride.

I can understand different tastes, I just can't understand shooting something down because it does not fit your taste. You made it sound in this thread that 250 was too much for a remote and in a different thread you are pushing a more expensive remote
post #73 of 140
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Originally posted by loopy
... but what sort of batteries does it use? Are they cylindrical NiMH or more like a flat cell phone battery?
Flat battery. Rectangular ~ 1-1/4" x 2-1/16" x 1/4"
Li-Ion recharageable Battery
950mAh 3.7v R-IG7 S/N: TWP1127 L/N: 0304
post #74 of 140
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by loopy


BTW, nobody has asked, but what sort of batteries does it use? Are they cylindrical NiMH or more like a flat cell phone battery?
I thought I coverd that? I guess not, it's Li-Ion, not a NiMH and it's flat like a cell phone.
post #75 of 140
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Originally posted by loopy
what gave you that idea? I just think they're overhyped, which is quite typical of most Logitech products
If you love your 850 so much, why are you threadcrapping so bad?
post #76 of 140
Thread Starter 
Oscar aked how the 880 compares to the T2+ and MX-850...


Oscar,. I am not familuar with any of those, sorry. Just the Sony's and the PHilips Pronto (only used it once at a frends house).

Do either of the two you mentioned have rechargable batteries? How about a USB connector to sync with the PC?
How are they setup, code larning and then program a macro?
On the Harmony series, you enter your devices on the Harmoney website and it will hold you hand and setup the stuff for you and then you just sync the Harmony with the website. Harmony will also help you walk thru all this too and they have great support. The Harnmony looked more modern then the two you mentioned (according to the pictures I saw on the web).

I wish I knew more about those two to give you a better answer. What are their pros and I'll try to let you klnow if the 880 can do that, or not.
Regards, Matt
post #77 of 140
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Originally posted by oscar71
or even the 880 vs. MX-850?
Take a look at this thread. The comments for any of the "6" series Harmonys will apply to the 880 as well. Basically, the 850 gives you macro on any button and RF capability that the Harmonys do not. The Harmony gives you the "smart state technology" which can be important if you don't have discretes for your components.
post #78 of 140
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Originally posted by AnthonyP
Considering they are owned by Logitech they are US...
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ab...categoryid=150

"Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the Swiss Exchange under the symbol LOGN ..."
post #79 of 140
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Originally posted by pdubyu
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ab...categoryid=150

"Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the Swiss Exchange under the symbol LOGN ..."
Intrigue Technologies was in Canada, they made the Harmony line. Logitech did not close it down. So do they just sit around doing nothing with all their remote expertise?
post #80 of 140
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Originally posted by loopy
you're an idiot and I'm not gonna answer your stupid question
I may very well be an "idiot", but the smell or your TROLL DROPPINGS is making everyone sick. Maybe you should change your ID from Loopy to Poopy.
post #81 of 140
pdubyu: never new that, always assumed they were US, learn something every day
post #82 of 140
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Originally posted by Patrick TX
I may very well be an "idiot", but the smell or your TROLL DROPPINGS is making everyone sick. Maybe you should change your ID from Loopy to Poopy.
I don't think that's needed here, please take it elsewhere.
post #83 of 140
AnthonyP, yeah we really live in a global economy. When I first heard of Nokia, I had no idea they were Finnish.

Back on topic, I'm about ready to start stalking this remote before I pounce on it. It looks like to be the perfect solution for my own 4 remote chaos.
post #84 of 140
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Intrigue Technologies was in Canada, they made the Harmony line. Logitech did not close it down. So do they just sit around doing nothing with all their remote expertise?
1) he was correcting my mistake. where I said Logitech was US

2) like I said, I don't think they ever built the remotes in Canada, I think it was in Asia. I think SW development and some engineering (if not all) plus the help desk is done here

3) who cares where it is and where we are, it is a global world. I would not support something just because it was Canadian. I try to give people the info so that they can decide the best product for them
post #85 of 140
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Originally posted by pdubyu

It looks like to be the perfect solution for my own 4 remote chaos.
I have exactly the same problem. I have to use 4 remotes everytime
to control my HT. This is why I really want to get one of this.
post #86 of 140
I just picked up my 880 at BB yesterday. I upgraded from the 659. I love it! Works great, easy to setup as before, tech support customized some buttons for me while we were on the phone....

You cant go wrong with this remote!
post #87 of 140
Burkhardi, The RTI T2+ has a docking station that recharges the battery. The great thing about it is that there is a IR Library that has a lot of codes in it. If the codes for the device you have arent in there, you can create the device in the library, learn the comands from the remote you havem and add it to your IR Library for future use. That feature comes in handy when you have a unique device like a mutiplexer for multible security cams around a house. You can then make a "Security Cameras" page and add buttons like "front door cam" that will got to that input on the multiplexer. The down side is that it retails for around $600+. Im hoping you can make pages and custom labled buttons on the 880.
post #88 of 140
Here's some juice for any Western PA(Pittsburg area) remote nut...There are 6 in Greensburg, 4 in Cranberry, 2 in Waterfront... What, you are still sitting reading this.....Get up and grab 'em...If I didn't live 5+ hours away from the stores I'd be there in a heartbeat...Good luck!!!
post #89 of 140
I just got this message as I was browsing the BB websites:

"We are making updates to our online store. Please come back soon. Use the links below to learn about in-store specials and more. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Maybe they're adding the Harmony 880??? Check back in the AM!!!
post #90 of 140
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Originally posted by Gendal
Called one bestbuy here, they didnt have it today. It took so long to get to somebody who could check I didn't have the heart to try the dozen other local locations.
They're not displaying them. You have to ask the right person. I had to go through the same thing with BB everytime something new comes along.
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