[mythtv-users] Looking for a New remote

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Sun Dec 26 18:39:25 UTC 2010

On 25/12/2010 16:01, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> On 12/24/2010 12:59 PM, Greg Woods wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-12-23 at 11:06 -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
>>> I'm sure you will get glowing testimonials from Harmony users, but I've
>>> always considered them too pricey.
>> It really does depend on what you are trying to accomplish. In my case,
>> the programmability of the Harmony is absolutely necessary in order to
>> get my wife to use Myth or watch DVD's on her own. The complexity of all
>> the different inputs on the TV, different inputs on the amp, whether the
>> TV needs HDMI enabled or not (disabled=component), two different DVD
>> players, two DVR's, etc. is just too much of a pain for her to deal
>> with. Since I got the Harmony, she now uses the TV other than SD-only
>> through the analog-to-digital converter. It's been a huge win for us.
>> She can just press "watch MythTV" and it sets up everything.
>> But yes, they are pricey. A Harmony will cost five times as much as a
>> "traditional" universal remote.
> With Boxing Day Sales tomorrow, you should be able to find a bargain.
> I picked up a Harmony 300, open box clearance deal for $20.00 at Best
> Buy about 2 weeks ago. The 300 does everything the more expensive units
> do, without the fancy screen, etc. Except for having to fight my way
> past my own muscle memory about button placement, it is a dream to use.
> $20.00 !!!

Yeah 300 is great if MythTv is your only source, but the 300 allows for
only one activity, which means it's pretty useless if you also have
a Blu-ray player (say). The 600 is a good compromise.


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