[mythtv-users] Looking for a New remote
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Sat Dec 25 16:01:44 UTC 2010
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.
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