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I get up and walk over to stuff because I like to push buttons.
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I have the 880 and love the remote. Once you have it configured, it's amazingly easy to turn on any combination of components.

Here's what I had to do to play Xbox 360 before the 880:
1. Turn on Plasma Display
2. Switch video settings to Component 3
3. Turn on Component Switchbox
4. Switch switchbox to Xbox 360
5. Turn on A/V Receiver
6. Switch A/V to TV
7. Turn on 360

Now, I pick up the 880 and hit one button. Everything turns on and configures itself.

The only gripe I have with the 880 (and I hear it's the same problem with all the 8 series) is the stupid charging station. It's a MAJOR PITA to get it to charge. I literally have to reseat the 880 about 15-20 times before it's properly seated. And you need to charge it every 3-4 days.

It's also my 2nd 880 as the first one died after 3 months and had to RMA. Logitech does have a pretty good RMA process, though.
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Looks almost just like an XBox 360 remote, but not white.

My roommate has one.
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I have an 880 also, the Harmony remotes are awesome.
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Originally Posted by jjk454ss View Post
I have an 880 also, the Harmony remotes are awesome.
How long have you had it, and do you have the docking issue?

The Xbox 360 remote from Logitech is the same remote as the 550, only it's white and includes the xbox jewel button.
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I am sorry but this is a complete waste of money just because people are too darn lazy.

I support Logitech...and these remotes are quite nice....but they encourage laziness.....and that I will NOT support.
post #17 of 23
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How long have you had it, and do you have the docking issue?
My first one I had for a long time, at least a year I would guess. That one had the docking issues, but Logitech sent me a new dock and it worked great. That remote got spilled on, and my new one came with the newer dock and I have had no problems with it.

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I am sorry but this is a complete waste of money just because people are too darn lazy.

I support Logitech...and these remotes are quite nice....but they encourage laziness.....and that I will NOT support.
This could be the stupidest thing I have read in a long time.
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post #18 of 23
This is a great remote, thanks for posting! NewEgg has this at $103...
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This could be the stupidest thing I have read in a long time.
oh so YOU must be one of the lazy ones then. Thank you for admitting it.
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I have the 636, it sells at Sam's Club for like $80 bucks and is the best version to get outside of the 800 series. Also it takes regular AA batteries (4) and I have not had to change them since I bought it in January. And I'm with Kilmar, the best thing about this is that I don't have to do 15 things just to go from dvr box to watching a dvd, and whats even better is that I don't have to explain to my fiance how to do all those things, I just show her the movie button and the TV button, lol.

Edit: For those who know nothing about this product you install the harmony software on your pc, tell it the model numbers of your electronics and plug the remote in via usb and BAM all the buttons are programmed for you, then you can set up actions like what Kilmar described by telling it which components are involved and what state you want them in and the remote remembers the states everything is in so you don't tell it to turn off the dvd player and turn on the cable box and it accidentally does the opposite, lol.
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