- Ditto on the buttons. I'm not a big fan of the feel of the buttons, or how they feel when you push down on them. I definitely prefer the seperate buttons on the previous Harmony remotes or the HTM remotes (like the later rev MX500).
- Not a fan of the plastic on the whole remote. The plastic definitely feels like the plastic used on Logitech's mice and I think it's too slippery for a remote. I think they should have kept the grippier plastic from the previous Harmonys, or the HTM remotes.
- The missing Audio/Video buttons/menus. I really wished they kept the extra buttons/menus so you could stick audio/video-specific buttons in there instead of with all the other buttons that would go on the soft buttons.
- I wish there was more heft to the 880. I was quite surprised at how light it felt, compared to the MX500.
- The transport buttons could have a better layout. I really don't like how the play/pause are on the right side. I think they really belong in the middle. Instead of:
stop | | play
rec | rev | ff | pause
It should be:
rev | rec | pause | ff
Yeah, I could change them in the software, but that doesn't change what's printed on the buttons. If I were the only one using my system, I might do it, but at this point, it's not really an option.
- They lack of simple macros. I don't want to setup an activity to go through my TV's menus to toggle whether the set displays grey sidebars or black side bars.
- I really like the high(er) res color screen. I was setting up a Harmony 688 for my parents, after I got the 880, and I was really surprised at how little info could be displayed on the 688's LCD screen. The extra dedicated lines for which activity is selected is so much better than what's displayed on the 688.
- I love that there are 8 soft buttons and all 8 are usable. I also love that you can go forwards and backwards in the soft menus.
- I love the rechargable batteries. The battery life on a single charge is nice too.
- I love the tilt sensor. Yeah, it can be a bit finicky, but I really love that it lights up as soon as I pick it up.
- I love the activity-based methodology of the remote, and how it'll keep track of whether a device is on or off. I know, this is the basis around all the Harmony remotes, but the 880 being my first Harmony, it was really enlightening to use the remote, and wrap my head around the new way of controlling my HT.
- The web-based programming and the breadth of remote signals in its library.
I think that's about it. If I can think of anything else, I'll add to it.