[mythtv-users] Looking for a New remote

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sun Dec 26 00:14:12 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-12-25 at 10:25 -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday, December 24, 2010 04:29:41 pm George Nassas wrote:
> > On 2010-12-24, at 1:09 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> > > I've heard nothing but good reports about the Harmonys from people
> > > who actually own them, all the negatives I've heard come from
> > > non-owners, and are all price-related, which says something.
> > 
> > Really? I have two (880 & 890) and have plenty of complaints.
> > 
> > The setup website is an exercise in frustration. The smooth symmetric
> > layout means I have to usually think about which key I'm on. The
> > charging mechanism doesn't. One of the soft keys has stopped
> > actuating. On a $20 device I would understand but at the $200 level?
> > 
> > I could write more but in the spirit of Christmas I'll stop here to
> > keep the bad vibes brief. Ho ho ho! ;)
> Well that's the first negative response I have seen, there may be 
> thousands, but I haven't seen them.
> I agree that having to go to some sort of website to set things up seems 
> pretty lame, there should at least be an alternative that doesn't 
> require it.
> Most commercial web sites are getting painful for me to visit. Between 
> 10 to 20 trackers, and several ad sites, each requiring DNS lookups and 
> some sort of interaction, the sites take forever to start to send you 
> the ubiquitous Flash crap, which usually does nothing related to the 
> site's purpose or content.
> Even Slashdot is getting ridiculous, over 10 different trackers plus the 
> usual ad networks.
> </bad vibes>
> Anyway, Happy Holiday to all.

I'll confirm the website is a pita - slow, buggy and frustrating to use
behind firewalls/caching gateways.  One of the worst pieces of software
Ive ever used for configuring hardware in fact.


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