Re: Harmony Button repair
- From: Der Gecko <anon@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2010 09:54:02 -0600
In article <i0q4ln$3qp$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Stewart
"Wes Newell" <w.newell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:42:57 -0700, Stewart wrote:
Well, he is well within his rights to espouse the qualities of what
works well for him, but he would have no way of knowing how well it
would work for anyone else under their circumstances.
I've yet to see anyone mention one thing that can be done with a
remote that I can't do with my $7 remote. But I've listed things I
with mine that you can't do with a Harmony. I think it's great you
like your expensive remotes. But I'd be a fool to use a Harmony even
it were given to me since it won't do what I want. And that to be
assign buttons as I see fit, not just as a copy of the original,
lacks many codes for most devices. All, I'm pointing out is the
is not really a super remote. Just an expensive one with many
You are not just pointing out that a Harmony is not a super remote.
What you are attempting to point out is that everyone else that uses a
Harmony is an idiot, yet you have no clue as to how anyone else needs
to use them.
If your $7 remote works for you, that's fine. My Harmony remotes work
very well for me and everyone else that needs to use it in the
household. And most of their models are much less than $250, so you
may want to at least get more updated information.
My 5 year old grand daughter can use them, and needs no additional
help if something doesn't actuate correctly for whatever reason.
Like you, I like my Harmony and I paid far less, about $120, IIRC. I
bought it for my father-in-law, who has trouble remembering which input
does what, which remote to select, how to watch those round discs. I
liked is so well, I kept it and bought him his own. Then I bought one
for a friend of his, who had the same trouble. Macro based operations
are extremely useful to them and to me.
That said, my Harmonys have every function of all the remotes available
to them, provided you can remember what the buttons mean. But it
doesn't make sense to me to try, regardless of the type of universal
remote I'm using. For instance, I still set my TV with its own remote
when I alter its more esoteric settings. It's seldom required, the
remote is accurately labeled, and I don't have to decide which
functions to program into the Harmony, beyond the basic operation.
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