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Old 01-24-2013, 11:36 AM
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Logitech Unloading Harmony after disappointing quarter
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:41 AM
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First the Squeezebox line now Harmony remotes...hmmm...maybe for the better. The Harmony remote I owned was a nightmare to set up and use. The buttons didn't want to work half the time and after about a year it became a paperweight.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:01 PM
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My Harmony is awesome and I have used it with great success for many years.
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I like my Harmony One, but I HATE the lag that occurs after each button press. For instance, I hit the volume up button and maybe 300 milliseconds or so later the volume is increased. Do you guys experience this too? A guy I work with experiences the same thing...
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Hmm.. I've never had any issues with my Harmony... interesting development... It was my understanding that Harmony remotes.. were very strongly rated...
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:04 PM
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I like my Harmony One, but I HATE the lag that occurs after each button press. For instance, I hit the volume up button and maybe 300 milliseconds or so later the volume is increased. Do you guys experience this too? A guy I work with experiences the same thing...
I had the Harmony 890. The volume button was the worst one for me. It wouldn't function if I tried to increase the volume but worked fine for decreasing it. I eventually took it apart and added something to increase the height so I wouldn't have to press down so hard. It worked for a while until I got sick of it and destroyed the thing.

That made me feel a whole lot better!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:11 PM
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I had originally purchased an 880 but due to the charging dock design flaw, they replaced it 3 times until I convinced them to just send me a One, which they did. I have no issues with the one.

In the beginning, I was controlling an old Sony VHS machine set to record the same time each weekday so it would have to turn off Time Record and then turn on VHS and then reverse when done. It had issues with the Timer Record toggle and when I asked them about it, they logged into my account and just fixed it to work on their end, which was great support.

Oh and they never wanted any of the remotes back, including the first One that came with the bad bulging battery issue.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:59 PM
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-- Mmm... I love my Harmony remotes.

* You can program/adjust the volume buttons to do exactly what you want them to do; up & down, and with the perfect sync.

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If you don't take the time to 'custom' it to your own preferences (like anything else in life), then you might end up not totally satisfied.
And on the other hand, if you do take the time, you'll most probably end up very happy; just like me.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:03 PM
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-- ...I now bet that a great company will take over to acquire Harmony.
...Or that Harmony will control themselves, with their own finances and people and company.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:36 PM
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Harmony was at one time a company in and of itself. They sold out to logitek many years ago.
Prior to Harmony being bought out the remotes were very well built and the programming software was awesome. You could tweek the thing to your hearts desire. Then came the buy out and the "idiotproof" software that crippled the units abilities to do the complicated tasks as they should be done.

It will be very interesting to see what happens going forward but I have a feeling the days of really tweeking are gone forever no matter the outcome.
To many people were satisfied with the limited abilities to program and ease of getting a handful of equipment to work in a partial fashion. To bad they never realized the full capabilities.
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