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post #31 of 119
I too am waiting for the RF version of the "One" and it's been a frustrating wait! Whats going on over at Logitech? They had the Z-Wave chip all profiled out on the PCB when the One was introduced, how hard is it to implement?

*sigh*
post #32 of 119
So disappointed... but I can't trade my 890 for anything without RF.
post #33 of 119
Dito here
post #34 of 119
Just replaced my 890 with MX-810 + MRF-260 and could not be happier sorry logitech you lost me.
post #35 of 119
Does the MX-810 work with Z-wave?
post #36 of 119
Nope but it does not effect me.
post #37 of 119
Bummer!

Best form factor, great buttons, etc.......but no RF! Logitech is missing a MAJOR opportunity here.

I don't want to resort to the 890 but I may have to. Any opinions on the 890 vs. 890 Pro?
post #38 of 119
Exactly I agree 100%, but, now after riding with the MX-810 a couple of months I am very happy. I still have my 890 pm me if your interested.
post #39 of 119
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Originally Posted by EHUPP01 View Post

Exactly I agree 100%, but, now after riding with the MX-810 a couple of months I am very happy. I still have my 890 pm me if your interested.

I am in the market for an IR/RF remote, and would prefer the Harmony One with RF. But, in lieu of that, I am looking at the URC MX-450, also designated the R50. It available on Amazon for $149, with the RF base station for $81.

Did you consider the 450 as well, or was the 810 your only option?

How would you recommend the 890 compared to the MX-810?
post #40 of 119
The MX-810 is far superior to my Harmony 890. I needed RF as well and am using the MRF-260 because it was all that I needed I wish now I would have got the MRF-350 to have more options down the road. On another note in retrospect I am glad the Harmony One is not RF because I would have missed out on the 810 and no touch screen. I think life with that touch screen would be tough for me. Wiping, pressing, wiping, pressing, and wiping.
post #41 of 119
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Originally Posted by EHUPP01 View Post

The MX-810 is far superior to my Harmony 890. I needed RF as well and am using the MRF-260 because it was all that I needed I wish now I would have got the MRF-350 to have more options down the road. On another note in retrospect I am glad the Harmony One is not RF because I would have missed out on the 810 and no touch screen. I think life with that touch screen would be tough for me. Wiping, pressing, wiping, pressing, and wiping.

Sure thing. As an iPhone user, I know that drill all too well. Not a huge fan of touchscreens. Missing my Blackberry Curve a bit when it comes to mobile messaging & email...

So, is the MRF-260 limited in anyway vs. the 350? I have the 260 and the R50 (consumer version of the MX-450) in my Amazon shopping cart, ready to pull the trigger. I just know that when I buy it, Logitech will announce the RF version of the Harmony One.

I haven't yet touched/used the MX-450/R50 so I'm interested in your feedback on the MX-810 as to build quality (young kids using this, dropping it), the ergonomics, the button clickability/feel, etc. I assume this will be a near approximation for the qualities of the MX-450/R50. Hard to do when you can't try them out before buying.

Appreciate your feedback on the MX-810 from that perspective. Thanks!
post #42 of 119
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Originally Posted by EHUPP01 View Post

Just replaced my 890 with MX-810 + MRF-260 and could not be happier sorry logitech you lost me.

One last question for you--

Do you need to setup the IR blaster on the MRF-260 on your TV (assuming that its IR receiver is exposed) for the MX-810, or can you use the IR on the MX-810 remote to control your TV via IR and not RF->IR blaster?

My intent is to use an RF remote for the components closed off in my cabinet (HD DVR cable box, PS3 with IR dongle, Sony HT-CT100 soundbar/receiver) but use the IR function of the remote with the IR receiver on my Samsung LCD TV (LN52A850) which is obviously in line-of-sight with the remote, but without requiring an IR blaster from the MRF-260 base station.

I am needing to run AV cables behind a wall to the TV, so I'd like to avoid running an IR blaster cable as well if possible. I want to ensure I can run this "mixed mode" of both RF for unexposed components, along with IR for my exposed TV.

Thanks.
post #43 of 119
Build quality is good imo and yes you can mix and match what you control with RF and IR in the software. The MRF-260 does not require any programing just set a channel number on it and the same channel in the MX-810 software not sure how that works on the MX-450/R50. The limitations of the 260 vs 350 the 350 has 2 more IR ports and a remote RF antenna so that you can locate it away from the equipment.
post #44 of 119
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Originally Posted by HoodooGuru View Post

So, is the MRF-260 limited in anyway vs. the 350? I have the 260 and the R50 (consumer version of the MX-450) in my Amazon shopping cart, ready to pull the trigger. I just know that when I buy it, Logitech will announce the RF version of the Harmony One.

HoodooGuru, have you pulled the trigger and made this purchase yet? I've been comparing various remotes for the past few days and I'm almost certain I saw somewhere that while the MX-450 and R50 are mostly the same, the MX-450 has RF while the R50 does not.
post #45 of 119
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Originally Posted by Video2008 View Post

HoodooGuru, have you pulled the trigger and made this purchase yet? I've been comparing various remotes for the past few days and I'm almost certain I saw somewhere that while the MX-450 and R50 are mostly the same, the MX-450 has RF while the R50 does not.

I have decided to go with the Harmony One and the Hot Link Pro IR repeater. I have components closed in a cabinet, and the Hot Link Pro IR repeater system has rave reviews. Plus, I prefer the features and ergonomics of the One remote. Just waiting for a rebate/sale/price drop.
post #46 of 119
My 58" plasma TV put out too much IR noise for the HotLink Pro to work properly. Had to go RF to get a reliable signal.
post #47 of 119
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

My 58" plasma TV put out too much IR noise for the HotLink Pro to work properly. Had to go RF to get a reliable signal.

I have a Samsung LN52A850 LCD TV and I plan to mount the IR receiver behind the outside bezel of the TV. According to the research I've done on this, it shoudl alleviate any potential IR interference that may exist in the room (from the TV, other components, etc.).

Which RF system/repeater did you go with? I may still need an RF backup in case this IR system fails me...
post #48 of 119
Does anybody else think a Harmony one RF will be shown next week at CES?

If it doesnt get announced next week I may have to pick up the URC MX 810. My big thing is that i hate not having the extra hard buttons that the Harmony One has. THe URC MX 810 just doesnt have enough buttons to mimic the most basic of Tivo functions im looking to have recreated with physical buttons. For example i dont want to have to scroll through five screens of buttons to get to the tivo button which i use all the time. Does anybody know of a good RF remote other than the Logitech 890 that has a lot of buttons you can customize. I realize the 810 allows customization of buttons but really i can't make the 7 button be my tivo button.
Hopefully i wont have to compromise.
Lemme know your thoughts
post #49 of 119
I too am curious about seeing whether or not the "One" will be shown in a RF model at CES. If it isn't shown this time around, then I believe Logitech will probably not come out with one, which would be a shame.

I too am looking at URC's products....Logitech is really missing the boat here!


If anyone has any info on a RF version of the Harmony One, please speak up!!!
post #50 of 119
i suppose with 3 days to CES we will just have to wait.
post #51 of 119
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Originally Posted by normychas View Post

THe URC MX 810 just doesnt have enough buttons to mimic the most basic of Tivo functions im looking to have recreated with physical buttons. For example i dont want to have to scroll through five screens of buttons to get to the tivo button which i use all the time. Does anybody know of a good RF remote other than the Logitech 890 that has a lot of buttons you can customize. I realize the 810 allows customization of buttons but really i can't make the 7 button be my tivo button.
Hopefully i wont have to compromise.
Lemme know your thoughts

There is a dedicated menu button. On my Tivo config, I've only got a few soft keys. Thumbs, a Tivo Icon, and aspect. I also have the Tivo button mapped to Menu. IMO, the MX-810 has sufficient buttons for a Tivo. I think the default config has pages of buttons. Perhaps the only button I might add is "clear" so I have one-button delete. But all that would still fit on one page. I have both Harmony and URC remotes and the build quality of the URC is much better than the Harmony.
post #52 of 119
Logitech is definitely up to something....

http://www.i4u.com/article22528.html
post #53 of 119
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Originally Posted by normychas View Post

THe URC MX 810 just doesnt have enough buttons to mimic the most basic of Tivo functions im looking to have recreated with physical buttons. For example i dont want to have to scroll through five screens of buttons to get to the tivo button which i use all the time.

Just use the hard "Menu" button.
post #54 of 119
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Originally Posted by CFoote View Post

Logitech is definitely up to something....

http://www.i4u.com/article22528.html

Boy, if this is what they're announcing at CES, I wouldn't hold out much hope for an RF version of the "One". The "improvements" in the 1100 over the 1000 appear to be limited to color and a higher resolution screen (unless I'm missing something)...hardly earth shattering and, imo, barely worth actually generating a new model for.

--Mav
post #55 of 119
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Originally Posted by Maverickster2 View Post

Boy, if this is what they're announcing at CES, I wouldn't hold out much hope for an RF version of the "One". The "improvements" in the 1100 over the 1000 appear to be limited to color and a higher resolution screen (unless I'm missing something)...hardly earth shattering and, imo, barely worth actually generating a new model for.

--Mav

Don't forget that they didn't mention Z-wave support.

What is interesting is that they say there is new software. I assumed that it meant in the remote, but then again it seems as if they are talking about the online tools. Maybe the updated software would allow new feature for their other remotes (better sequencing support).
post #56 of 119
OK, just spoke with the PR Manager for Logitech. There are NO other planned announcements in the Harmony line. The 1100 is it.

URC here I come...I guess I'll pay the piper and grab a MX-980.

Chris
post #57 of 119
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Originally Posted by CFoote View Post

OK, just spoke with the PR Manager for Logitech. There are NO other planned announcements in the Harmony line. The 1100 is it.

URC here I come...I guess I'll pay the piper and grab a MX-980.

Chris

I'm a little surprised. As good as the One is there clearly are some areas of demand from owners that would take that product and "put it over the top" if they implemented those requests.
post #58 of 119
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Originally Posted by CFoote View Post

OK, just spoke with the PR Manager for Logitech. There are NO other planned announcements in the Harmony line. The 1100 is it.

URC here I come...I guess I'll pay the piper and grab a MX-980.

Chris

So I wonder if URC will figure out their increased February sales are from the 1100 announcement? A fixed 1000 is a no sale to me.
post #59 of 119
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

So I wonder if URC will figure out their increased February sales are from the 1100 announcement? A fixed 1000 is a no sale to me.

I agree, it is not impressive at all....oh well. I guess as consumers we can vote with our money.
post #60 of 119
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

So I wonder if URC will figure out their increased February sales are from the 1100 announcement? A fixed 1000 is a no sale to me.

Which URC product would you put favorably against either a 1000 or this thing?
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