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Originally Posted by bryansj /forum/post/16979955
OK, what's the deal with the mini blasters? Is that stupid idea going to be what keeps me from upgrading my 890? I currently have four zones that I need to control and the unit has three flashers (main and two mini blasters) instead of the previous nine (eight emitters and one flasher). Does the base unit still accept 3.5mm connections for direct IR connections or stick-on emitters? You would think that with the PS3 adapter they would make use if its 2.5mm port with this new remote.
Also, what about Z-wave or zigbee?
Edit: I watched the CNET review. They say the RF system is significantly better, but I don't agree. There are two ports on the back of the main blaster for the two mini blasters. So I would assume you could plug any IR emitter into those ports, but you still only have two ports. If they are so much better then you could probably plug in four mini blasters into the 890's RF extender. The only thing that would be "better" is that you don't have to plug a USB cable into the RF extender for updates.
Also, with the non-stick-on emitter route you lose control of porting IR through individual ports to control devices that have identical IR commands such as multiple DVRs.
How disappointing after waiting so long...
Originally Posted by dbbarron /forum/post/16980056
Does anyone know if the RF technology is more reliable than the current logitech RF repeaters (which are one way and somewhat unreliable). Would be nice if the new RF was bidirectional for confirmation of transmission and had extended range.
Also, can we assume the software on this unit is as solid as the One software and not flakey like the 1000 series software?
With those two items addressed (more reliable RF and solid software), this is a no brainer for me. I'm dying to get rid of the 1000 and had been considering a 890, until now.
Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary /forum/post/16980099
as far as the 3-4 harmony 900 comment...not sure why you would have 3-4 harmony 900s trying to work together...but it wouldn't be needed....also, only the 890Pro allows for multiple remotes in one account/setup...because it's the only remote that can communicate with other remotes. so you could setup two 890Pros in one account and have them paired with the same extender and control the same devices...one remote would know what state the devices are 'expected to be in' based on the other remotes current activity
Originally Posted by bryansj /forum/post/16980151
It just looks like Logitech had too many support calls about people not putting the stick-on emitters in the correct location. They should have at least added some extra ports on the back then I would be happy.
Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary /forum/post/16980163
splitters my man...no one says you can't use an adapter to split the port into two connections each
Originally Posted by bryansj /forum/post/16980174
Does the software allow the two ports to be assigned directly assigned per device?
It also looks like I would need to switch out my Z-wave to IRLinc http://www.amazon.com/Receiver-Contr...9996220&sr=8-1
Originally Posted by RadYOacTve /forum/post/16980609
I didn't see it anywhere but is there a release or availability date?
Also, Wannabe mentioned in the Logitech blog that they included a sleep timer...nice addition on top of everything else.
My system setup isnt complicated, everything is in the entertainment center and i think this should work perfect without having to run another cable. The $400 is a bit steep tho!
Square...time for new icons?