logitech 880 remote

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

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I think that's an unfair statement. I've had the 659 for 2-1/2 years now, and the quickest I've EVER needed batteries is 8-10 weeks. And, once I set my backlight to a shorter interval, that increased. And, it increased again, when Harmony/Logitech updated the firmware. Right now, I go through a set of batteries every three months at the EARLIEST.
     
  2. joetoronto

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    i'm thinking the more you use it, the less amount of time the batteries would last, Bierboy.
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Surely, the more you use your remote, the quicker you'd go through batteries. But, if anything, I use the remote more now than I did when I first got it. And I'm getting much longer battery life with the firmware upgrades and shorter backlight time.
     
  4. joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

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    cool, i like the rechargeable battery myself but i'm wondering how long it'll last.

    rechargeables are great, until they have to be replaced.
     
  5. Charlutz

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    I think the benefits of the harmony outweigh the cost of spending $10 every two years on a rack of 20 triple A batteries at BJ's. I've spent a little more than that on my widescreen, hd tivo, receiver, speakers, sub, cables, speaker stands, dvd player, etc. Just to put it in perspective.
     
  6. Dilweegie

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    Fine, I'll rephrase to make it more forum appropriate:

    I have two 880's. When selecting The "Watch HDTIVO" 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...
     
  7. bsgoren

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    Do you have a wife that changes channels every 2 seconds or TiVo's soap operas everyday and watches them???? If you did, I bet your batteries in your 659 wouldn't last 3 months. :D btw - At least my wife does the 30-sec. skip through the commercials, so all she tortures me with is the actual program, which turns out to be just 35 min. instead of 1 hour (or I'll just go upstairs). :D

    Anyway, now we have the 659 upstairs in our bedroom (with no HD D*TiVo), and I installed new Energizer e2 batteries in it. I'm sure they'll last much longernow. But, the 880 downstairs that runs our familyroom HT setup with the HR10-250 is great...we just put it on it's rechargeable base before going to sleep, and we don't even have to think about batteries! :)
     

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