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Harmony One RF rumors?

post #1 of 119
Thread Starter 
So the Harmony One looks like a big improvement on the 880/90 other than the fact that there is no RF.
For me, since I have equipment in a cabinet I want to close, I want RF.
Any rumors on a Harmony One (or whatever the number) with RF?
post #2 of 119
Or possibly an RF add-on for "One" early adopters?
post #3 of 119
An RF add-on is not really possible. The RF transmitter must be built into the remote.

I asked Logitech about an RF model at CES and they said there was nothing in the works at this time. However, it's likely that they will add an RF model if the One proves successful, just like they did with the 880.
post #4 of 119
The one looks like the best remote out there currently. When they go RF im in.
post #5 of 119
The circuit board in the Harmony One is ready for the Z-Wave components...

post #6 of 119
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Originally Posted by MikeSRC View Post

An RF add-on is not really possible. The RF transmitter must be built into the remote.

I asked Logitech about an RF model at CES and they said there was nothing in the works at this time. However, it's likely that they will add an RF model if the One proves successful, just like they did with the 880.

It actually seems to me that an RF addon would be completely possible, just not in the remote. How hard would it really be to have a seperate IR controlled RF transmitter module?

You could set it in the entertainment center and it could retransmit IR commands pretty easily.
post #7 of 119
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ovrrdrive View Post

It actually seems to me that an RF addon would be completely possible, just not in the remote. How hard would it really be to have a seperate IR controlled RF transmitter module?

You could set it in the entertainment center and it could retransmit IR commands pretty easily.

Not quite sure what you mean here.
I think the whole idea is to have the non-line of sight/sees through walls RF remote and then have an rf to ir transceiver inside an entertainment cabinet to use blasters to the ir components.
post #8 of 119
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Originally Posted by tvmack View Post

The one looks like the best remote out there currently. When they go RF im in.

Chime in for me gang. The reason why I want to wait for this to be RF is b/c through the years with my remotes I always have had problems with the single touch function; say if you want to watch a dvd three components turn on. (something never seems to turn on/off because IR is limited).

With RF this problem in my mind would be corrected since it would be transmitted through radio frequency. This is even though most if not all use of the remote would be in the same room.

What do you think of this?
post #9 of 119
Hands down, the best Remote I have ever had.
post #10 of 119
Bump... for any updates
post #11 of 119
I'm looking to change from my trusty Phillips Pronto and the Harmony remotes seem a good option, although I am tempted to go for another Philips as it's been a great remote.
post #12 of 119
I have been on the phone with customer support 4 times over the past weekend getting some light commands on my accounts and every time there is a break in the conversation I asked the tech about an RF version and their reply has been "I do not have any info on that at this time" I didn't want to call them out but they didn't say no and their responses were exactly the same as if they were prepped to say that. Take that for what it's worth but give it a try!

Two of the times were with level 2 support which i would assume would have more info than level 1.
post #13 of 119
I heard that the Harmony One RF will be announced tomorrow.
post #14 of 119
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

I heard that the Harmony One RF will be announced tomorrow.

LOL. It's not April 1st yet!
post #15 of 119
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Originally Posted by Truckondo View Post

LOL. It's not April 1st yet!

Yes it is (now.)

Wake me when this thing is RF. I have the 890 and am never going back to pure IR but I do dislike the flat buttons on the 890.
post #16 of 119
Put me down for a Harmony One RF. Also have an 890 and the operation is great. The paint has scraped off the much used rocker switches and it looks grotty, but it does work. Having the gear behind closed doors is essential.

So, like others in the forum, zero chance I will buy the current Harmony One or recommend it or the current 890. But once a ZWave or Bluetooth or something comes out, I'll be back for me and all of those who depend upon me for advice.
post #17 of 119
Any news on Harmony One RF? Yes, I know, just wishful thinking.
post #18 of 119
I am still waiting for it. When it comes I will buy it.
post #19 of 119
I'm waiting too!
post #20 of 119
post #21 of 119
Cedia
post #22 of 119
Cedia, but which year?
post #23 of 119
Cedia is for installers.
Harmony is a CES/ consumer direct company. I have not heard anything about an RF Harmony One or Harmony Two.
post #24 of 119
I was using the OEM Remote that came with my Denon receiver. I had touch screen and learning capability but the One is superior in all respects. I would be nice to have RF built in. Even without RF this is an awesome remote. I am sure at some point they we have to produce sister unit with RF.
post #25 of 119
I believe that both the Harmony 890, and the Harmony 1000 were originally launched at Cedia.

As the Harmony One seems to have replaced the 880, I think that many people (myself included) had been hoping for an announcement at CEDIA 2008 for a new rf remote to replace the 890.

I guess we'll just have to wait.
post #26 of 119
Now that I've got five Z-wave switches I'll need a Harmony One RF w/ Z-wave support to replace my 890.
post #27 of 119
Zip zero nada at cedia Come on!
post #28 of 119
Asked them about an RF version of the One at CEDIA. Nothing new to report. All the focus was on the Squeezebox.
post #29 of 119
That's not good news. I really would have thought they would have something out by this Christmas. I can't believe they wouldn't say anything about it at Cedia if it is coming out by then.

Thanks for reporting back to us though Mike.
post #30 of 119
Thanks Mike.

I saw a "Pre Show Product Showcase" at the following address, (sorry, to new to post a link) that lists a "Mystery Product" at the Logitech CEDIA booth. I thought that it might be a new remote.

cedia.customretailer.net/company/Logitech/44/

I know that there was a major problem with a firmware update that Harmony released around mid-August. I suppose if they had planned on releasing a new model, this might have caused them to hold off.

Does anyone know if Harmony has ever released a product outside of CES or CEDIA? Anything launched at CES probably wouldn't be available until at least Feb. 2009, which seems like a long time to wait for something that might not happen.
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