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post #61 of 1732
The receiver just didn't recognize the button presses. I found a 720 at a local Wal-Mart so I'm going to give it the rundown tonight. If it doesn't improve upon the 550, they will both go back...I have to find something that controls the Tivo at least close to how the original remote does. The 880 I had was better than the 550...thanks man.
post #62 of 1732
It looks like Costco isn't selling the 720 on their website anymore. I smell a recall because of the buttons/lettering.

Tim
post #63 of 1732
very interested in getting this one
would it be possible to use this as an HTPC controller?
post #64 of 1732
Quote:
Originally Posted by timify10 View Post

It looks like Costco isn't selling the 720 on their website anymore. I smell a recall because of the buttons/lettering.

Tim

Well, I just received a 720 from Costco yesterday (it was shipped from their facility in Lynnwood, WA (nice remote, by the way!).

I think I'll send them email and see if they have been recalled. If I get a response from them, I'll post a response here.

-G
post #65 of 1732
I've seen Costco pull a hot selling item off the site when they run out of stock.
post #66 of 1732
I just picked a 720 from ebay for $134. I can't find them anywhere in Rochester, ny. I probably would have paid more locally.

I will keep you posted if I have the characters rubbing off. It will be busy with my Samsung 6187.


Tim
post #67 of 1732
Quote:
Originally Posted by G.M. View Post

Well, I just received a 720 from Costco yesterday (it was shipped from their facility in Lynnwood, WA (nice remote, by the way!).

I think I'll send them email and see if they have been recalled. If I get a response from them, I'll post a response here.

-G

Costco responded and stated that there was no recall and the remote should now be available on their website.

-G
post #68 of 1732
Quote:
Originally Posted by G.M. View Post

Costco responded and stated that there was no recall and the remote should now be available on their website.

-G

Not yet!

The Costco Web site is showing Logitech's 890, but no 720.

Gary
post #69 of 1732
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary Press View Post

Not yet!

The Costco Web site is showing Logitech's 890, but no 720.

Gary

Yes, you're right, Gary. I was a little to fast on my eye scan on the e-mail reply; it is not in stock.

-George
post #70 of 1732
so what's the retail price on this?
I don't want to get cheated on ebay

thanks
post #71 of 1732
Retail is 199.00
post #72 of 1732
I am looking to purchase a 720.. can anyone confirm if I will be able to use it to control some lutron dimmer switches I have that also work by remote? I'd like to have one remote that does all my A/V but also my lighting.
post #73 of 1732
Thread Starter 
If your Lutron dimmer switches can be controlled via IR, then the Harmony has the ability to control them.

You'll either find the appropriate IR control codes already in the on-line Harmony programming database or you can learn them from any remote that can already control the dimmers.
post #74 of 1732
the 720 is now available through the walmart site:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5026272
post #75 of 1732
I posted the following as a separate thread in the forum, but realized I probably should have posted it here--so I'm copying it to this location as well. I'd appreciate any response, to either post!

--Bill


Hi--

A quick question from a newbie here...

I'm considering several of the Harmony line of remotes, as well as the H/K TC30 (which is basically a Harmony). I like the idea of having the TV program listings on the remote's screen. I know that the Harmony 6xx remotes support this (with up to 2 weeks of listings stored at a time), and that the 880 does not.

Does anyone know whether the new 720 supports this? And what about the H/K TC30? I've not been able to find this information elsewhere, so I'm hopeful someone here can help.

FYI, if you're wondering why I don't just use our cable/satellite's program guide, the answer is simple--we don't subscribe to either. So having a feature like this for our OTA viewing would be very helpful.

Thanks for your help!

--Bill
post #76 of 1732
Could someone post a few high-res screenshots of the 720? Logitech still hasn't posted high-res pics of the 720 to their press site.

If anyone has a 720 and a 880, please take a shot of them side-by-side.
post #77 of 1732
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfdtv View Post

Could someone post a few high-res screenshots of the 720? Logitech still hasn't posted high-res pics of the 720 to their press site.

If anyone has a 720 and a 880, please take a shot of them side-by-side.

Have a look at this thread; it has pics of them all!


http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...hread.cgi?4251

-GeorgeM
post #78 of 1732
Better yet, Logitech posted high-resolution pictures of the 720 to their web site last night:

http://assets.logitech.com/logitechp...node&node=1575
post #79 of 1732
Thread Starter 
Click to read: CNET Reviews the Harmony 720

Review Conclusion:

"Nitpicks aside, the 720's sleeker design and slighter better color screen left us preferring it to the older Harmony 880, and the $200 list price seems right in line with what you're getting, if not something of a bargain. There's always room for improvement, and we're sure Logitech is already plotting new design tweaks to upcoming models, but the 720 certainly is a fine remote that's another step forward for the Harmony brand."
post #80 of 1732
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfdtv View Post

Better yet, Logitech posted high-resolution pictures of the 720 to their web site last night:

http://assets.logitech.com/logitechp...node&node=1575

I guess the 720 must now officially exist in the U.S.

oops -- spoke too soon. The 720 doesn't appear on the U.S. Logitech site in their listing of Harmony models.
post #81 of 1732
Quote:


oops -- spoke too soon. The 720 doesn't appear on the U.S. Logitech site in their listing of Harmony models.

Harmony has said they aren't promoting the 720 on their main page because distribution is limited to Costco, Target, Sears, etc.
post #82 of 1732
To anybody who has used one yet, does this remote have a pretty bright IR emitter or does it have to be pointed directly at the components?
post #83 of 1732
Thread Starter 
I rarely point my 720 remote directly at my equipment; usually more ceiling oriented. YMMV.
post #84 of 1732
I've written up a full review of the 720 on my site: here.

I've had it for about 2 months now, and I'm just in awe over how awesome it is. I also had the "letters rub off" issue, but I didn't find it to be that big of a deal. My previous remote didn't even have any letters, just the symbols on the buttons themselves, so it wasn't an issue for me.

I have a Panasonic receiver, and the remote works great with it, but the IR input on the component itself is actually slanted downwards towards the floor (WHY!?!) so I have to actually point the remote at it pretty accurately or else use the "Devices -> Sound -> On" procedure (The "Help" works just as well, but the Receiver is the last thing it asks about, so there's a lot of "Yes" clicking that makes it easier to just turn it on direct).

Overall, the remote has been great and I love it. It's certainly one of the greatest things I've bought for the living room since the TV.

P.S: I hope the URL above isn't considered spam, I just don't think posting the whole review here would be the best/easiest course of action. I bought the remote after reading about it in this very thread quite a while ago, and wanted to post up my thoughts on it back here now that I have one.
post #85 of 1732
Thread Starter 
Re: text rubbing off

I received a replacement remote over a month ago and the text is holding up just fine this time.

Speculation:
As I was one of the first folks in the U.S. to get one of these, perhaps there were issues of some sort with the early batches.
post #86 of 1732
so nobody know if this remote is MCE compatible?
post #87 of 1732
Thread Starter 
Any Harmony remote can control any device if that device can be controlled via IR.

Harmony makes a remote (the 680) that they say is designed for Media Center PCs; it's button layout may or may not strike your fancy.

A very large percentage of the differences between Harmony remotes is simply the number of buttons and their arrangement (screen size or type, and shape of remote make up the rest of the differences).

I purchased a 720 as my needs were for a remote control that had a button layout that was conducive to DVR usage (i.e. the transport controls were located where they were easy to use where my hand naturally holds the remote) and I have found the 720 to be very good for that function.
post #88 of 1732
thanks Ladd
so you would say aside from design layout, the 720 would be able to interact with a MCE
compatible IR interface on a HTPC?
post #89 of 1732
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by syphon00 View Post

so you would say aside from design layout, the 720 would be able to interact with a MCE
compatible IR interface on a HTPC?

I can't imagine why any Harmony would not control an MCE if it has IR input.

Additionally, since "Media Center PC" is listed in the online Harmony database as a device that can be added to a remote's programming, I would think you are on pretty safe ground.

You can go to the Harmony database and poke around yourself, if you wish, even before you make a purchase. Click HERE
post #90 of 1732
thanks again man
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