logitech 880 remote

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  1. Feb 24, 2006 #41 of 127
    jfischer

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    You're getting screwed out of it, just like me. I just checked my rebate status and got this:

    I have already fired off a polite but firm letter to Logitech demanding my rebate. It is not my fault that they have multiple UPCs for the same damn remote. I complied with the terms of the offer, and I fully expect them to honor the rebate.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2006 #42 of 127
    workindev

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    onin24eagle

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    I have the 880 and it's the best remote ever! It's weird at first, but once you learn to think of things as "activities" it's easy to understand. I love that you can see everthing in the dark, and the charging cradle is awesome. I use it to control one sd tivo, hd tivo, 2 dvd players, 1 a/v receiver, and sirius satellite radio.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2006 #44 of 127
    LlamaLarry

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    Wow! order placed! I've been wanting a second one for the bedroom (LCD TV, SD DirecTiVo and DVD player = 3 remotes on my nightstand).
     
  5. Mar 8, 2006 #45 of 127
    onin24eagle

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    Wow, good idea. I think I will get one for upstairs as well. :up:
     
  6. Mar 9, 2006 #46 of 127
    chris_h

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    I have several mx-500 remotes and love them (and I have the IRClone gizmo for programming via PC). The thing I like most is the find-by-feel ability. The key sequence I use most when watching tivo is (3) FF, then later a play. Can users of the 880 comment on how easy it is to find keys by feel? Thanks.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2006 #47 of 127
    tivoboy

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    So, I used the TIVO remotes, and then the MX-500 and now the 880.

    honestly, I use the 880 and previously the mx-500 to simply coordinate and have all the remotes contolled and setup the macros for users who are remote newbies. I don't have the TV, cable box, dvd, or CD remotes out at all

    The 880 works nicely for TIVO, play, stop, menu, clear, info, FF, rewind, etc. They are in a pretty nice position, but differant than the stock tivo remote.

    But, i do often just use one of the TIVO remotes if I am watching TIVO or the HD tivo a lot. The TIVO remote will continue to feel the most comfortable. The 880 is MUCH better than the mx-500 in the way, my opinion, but the TIVO just fits nicely.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2006 #48 of 127
    LlamaLarry

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    Double wow! Remote will be delivered tomorrow using their cheapest/standard shipping!
     
  9. Mar 9, 2006 #49 of 127
    tivoboy

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    double wow, was the deal a month ago, where it ended up being 115$ from dell, BEFORE the rebate.

    :)
     
  10. Mar 9, 2006 #50 of 127
    LlamaLarry

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    That would have been worthy of a double wow at the very least. No one tell my wife I missed out on saving $60+.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2006 #51 of 127
    onin24eagle

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    Like most remotes, it all depends on how much you use it. The longer I use mine the less I have to look at it. I would say it is average in the "find-by-feel" category.
     
  12. Mar 10, 2006 #52 of 127
    TCG

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    Just saw this msg on DevsDeals..."by xanteen on Mar 09, 2006 - 08:52 AM
    I have read that Logitech is not honoring the rebate if you buy it from Dell. The rebate has something to do with a Tivo promotion, and Dell is not an authorized source for the purposes of this promotion. Some people have had the rebate honored after calling Logitech customer service, though. YMMV. "

    Not sure if I should jump on this deal or not now.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2006 #53 of 127
    Charlutz

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    The Harmony 6xx series remotes are a little better in the find by feel category than the 880 and 688. The 680 is great for dvr users.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2006 #54 of 127
    wje

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    I guess it's a matter of personal preference. I've gone through a lot of remotes, including an expensive Sony monstrosity and a Pronto. I really like the 880!

    It's not perfect, but it does sooo much in a small package. My biggest problem with the 880 is that the buttons are a bit small and close together. Many a time I have hit Skip while trying to hit play! Regardless, I'm very pleased with it.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2006 #55 of 127
    toneman

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    Technically, one could argue that Logitech can't reject your rebate if you use the rebate form that has the Tivo "requirement" on it, since nowhere on the form does it state that you have to purchase the remote from a specific vendor.

    But if you wanted to give Logitech less of an opportunity to reject your rebate, you could use this rebate form instead:

    http://www.projectorpeople.com/SLIS/downloads/rebates/Logitech/Logitech_Rebate.pdf

    It is the exact rebate form as the Tivo one, but w/o anything that mentions Tivo (or any other vendor, for that matter) on it.

    Although not as great as the previous Dell deal on the 880 (which I missed out on), it's still a pretty good deal--assuming of course you get the rebate.
     
  16. Mar 10, 2006 #56 of 127
    jfischer

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    They also won't honor it if you bought it from eCost during the TiVo promotion. eCost apparently sells a version of the 880 with a different UPC than what Logitech wants to honor. I've been screwed out of my $50 rebate by these jackals at Logitech.

    No more Logitech products for me, ever.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2006 #57 of 127
    triscitman

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    I purchased mine from eCost too. My rebate was rejected as well. I will be placing a not so polite phone call in to Logitech.

    As soon as I get an answer from them, I'll post.

    Update-
    Phone number is: 1-866-533-6880
    Then 1 for English
    Then 2
    Then enter zip code plus #
    Then 1 to confirm
    Then enter last name #
    (system then retrieves information)
    Then 2
    Then 0

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  18. Mar 19, 2006 #58 of 127
    JustAllie

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    :mad: Logitech's rebate people rejected my rebate request as well. Now I have to call them and see if I can convince them to change their minds. Apparently the UPC code was supposed to end in -0403 and mine ended in -0215. Who knew?!? I never would have thought to check the UPC code number on the rebate form as long as the model number matched.... not to mention the fact that I didn't know the full UPC number until I had already paid for it and had it delivered. :mad:
     
  19. Mar 20, 2006 #59 of 127
    triscitman

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    Just called Logitech Rebate.

    They checked on my rebate and realized I had the wrong UPC. After putting me on hold, the CSR came back and told me he would "correct the error." He then told me to expect my rebate within 6-8 weeks, as they have to reprocess the rebate application.

    I did not yell or say anything. It appears they knew there was a problem and took care of it.

    Hopefully the rest of you have as good of luck as I did. And hopefully after they reprocess my rebate, I'll get my $50.

    Please note - I purchased mine from eCost, so the post above is accurate. They will initially deny the rebate. But if you call, it looks like they will honor it.

    -Greg
     
  20. Mar 20, 2006 #60 of 127
    jfischer

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    I'll give them a try tomorrow - they're closing in 5 minutes and I don't want to have the "I just wanna go home and get drunk" guy take my call :)

    Thanks for the update!
     

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