logitech 880 remote

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by robortho, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Silverstring

    Silverstring New Member

    Oct 3, 2003


    I also ordered my remote from ecost.com, but, unlike some others, the part number above the UPC matches exactly(H880 966187-0403). I'm sending my rebate in today, and I don't anticipate any problems.

    I didn't get a good a deal as some others, $174+ $1.99 Ground shipping(I'm both patient and poor)= $175.99- $50 Mail-in= $125.99.
  2. killerdc

    killerdc New Member

    Jan 21, 2005
    Rockwall, Texas

    Man that sucks. I missed that one. I guess I need to check every day. That is a helluva deal. Thanks for the posts dev. Let us know if anything else comes around.
  3. Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell New Member

    Jul 13, 2002
    Santa Fe
    btw -- my rebate check arrived, yesterday. I think it was about 8 weeks; but, I don't recall.

    I did start going to the Harmony rebate website and checking in a couple times a week -- maybe that jogged it loose?
  4. triscitman

    triscitman New Member

    Mar 2, 2004
    For those who are still looking for their rebates, I still haven't received mine. I had to resubmit on 3/24, so at 8 weeks, we are looking to late May to get a check.

  5. srt

    srt New Member

    Jan 26, 2006


    finally, nearly 5 months to get the rebate. I will not buy another product from this company if there is a similar alternate available.
  6. headcase

    headcase New Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    Btw, I've tried just about every Harmony Remote model to date, and I'm finding that the 890 (basically an 880 with RF, so you can change channels VERY far away with no more IR dependency - yipee!), and I think the 680 has the optimal button layout and feel, but the 890 rocks for it's ability to customize and RF.

    Once Harmony starts updating their existing line up with RF-enabled versions, I hope they come out with a 680 RF version -- that would be ideal.

    And for folks not caring about RF (eg. your gear is all visable and within line-of-sight for an IR beam), then I'd go with the 680 over an 880. Much more user friendly for TiVo daily use.

    My 2 cents.
  7. joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

    Jul 26, 2004
    Toronto, Canada

    actually, i'm amazed at how responsive the 880 is. with no clear site at all to my components, 15-20' away, it works like a charm.
  8. Spiff

    Spiff Pawn in game of life

    Mar 1, 2004
    Fox Cities,...
    Got my $50 rebate this week. :)
  9. Mangoman53

    Mangoman53 New Member

    May 3, 2004
    Pittsburgh. PA
    Go to www.dealwatcher.biz. You can put in your email address and keywords (Harmony) and when a deal pops up on your keywords, you'll be notified. You have to register with them to get the deals emailed to you, so use an email address that you don't care if it gets junkmail, although I don't think I have got a noticible increase since registering. I just figure they will send some. If you don't register you can still browse the site.

    I got my 880 for $109 plus tax and after rebate from Dell last week. ($249 MSRP - $120 Dell Instant Coupon Code - $20 Logitech rebate, free shipping)
  10. billyacc

    billyacc New Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Anyone experience any problems with their TIVO after using the remote? I can not get any sound from my TIVO (Toshiba RS-TX20) and the icon on my 880 remote has what looks like a pause symbol on the LCD screen. Any help would be appreciated.

  11. Lenarro

    Lenarro USSB Forever!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Hudson, FL
    For anybody keeping score, I just got the $50 Logitech rebate in just less than three months.
  12. hoopsbwc34

    hoopsbwc34 Unpaid Tivo Salesman

    Jan 28, 2003

    Just got my $50 rebate this week... dealwatcher.biz got me in on the $69 deal in April :) It sold out so fast, there would have been no other way I could have gotten it in time.
  13. Dilweegie

    Dilweegie New Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have two 880's. When selecting an activity one of them takes three times as long as the other and it's mildly annoying having to wait for the remote before I can press any keys. Any ideas why this would be? I didn't program in any delays...
  14. rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

    Jun 4, 2002
    Marina del...
    This is not really the place for this type of question. Have you checked our www.remotecentral.com?
  15. Fluffybear

    Fluffybear New Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    I received my Harmony 880 a few days ago and can not figure out why everyone thinks it is so great. Personally, I think it stinks. Had the box not gotten wet and my wife threw it and the receipt out before I had the chance to really sit down with it, I would return it in a second.
  16. bsgoren

    bsgoren New Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    S. Florida
    Good luck spending hours/days/weeks programming another remote. :rolleyes: I've found the Harmony Remote to be the best all-one-one solution when you have multiple components in a typical to upper-end HT system. We now have 2 in our household and they work great...even my wife thinks they're awesome. :)
  17. Charlutz

    Charlutz New Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Columbia, MD
    "It stinks" doesn't really give anybody much to go on to help you. What don't you like about it? Is it not doing something it's supposed to do?
  18. hoopsbwc34

    hoopsbwc34 Unpaid Tivo Salesman

    Jan 28, 2003
    I'm kinda with you on that Fluffy. It's been hard for me to move from the MX500 to the 880. But there are advantages and things I like about it...now that I've forced myself to use it for a month. Had I not gotten such a great deal, I'd have returned it as well.... but now I'm glad I kept it...
  19. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Most Harmony remotes are a great solution but the 880 is not one of their better efforts. I'm with fluffybear on this one. The 880 just doesn't cut it IMO. The thing feels plasticy and cheap(I'd hate to drop it, even once), the buttons have no real tactical feel(the bumbs really don't help all that much) and the spacing of the buttons is bad.

    Plus, the number keys are too far towards the bottom of the remote. I had a heck of a time typing in a channel and pressing the enter key, without fumbling the remote. Now to be fair, I have this complaint, to an extent, about the 676 and 680 too, but the 880 is worse IMO.

    Logitech seems to want to go towards style instead of comfort/useability. While remotes, like the 688 and 880 "look" good, their comfort/useability leave a lot to be desired.

    IMO Logitech needs to get prototypes into the hands of real people, for REAL useability testing, before deciding on a design/layout.
  20. bsgoren

    bsgoren New Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    S. Florida
    We have the old Harmony 659 as well as the newer Harmony 880 remote, and although the 880 definitely is more cramped with smaller buttons, the quality is about the same. For what it does and for the price I got it for (with a $120 Dell.com discount + a $20 mfgr rebate), I don't expect an all metal remote like you get with a new Sony XBR hdtv.

    I do think the older Harmony 659 (not made by Logitech...before the co. sold the Harmony remotes to Logitech) has a better tactile feel (which makes it more accurate when pressing the buttons), but nonetheless, the newer 880 has a bigger screen (and in color) with graphics, it's rechargeable (while the 659 eats batteries every month), and it does the job just as well. :)

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