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Old 01-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default need new universal remote

my current remote harmony 650, is almost dead. my kids have dropped it so much the arrow keys don't work.

I'm looking for something cheap but durable. I use the programmable buttons on the remote to launch Sagetv, XBMC, and WMC, depending on what I'm doing.

possibilities.
http://www.buy.com/prod/superior-loftek-rii-touch-n7-mini-wireless-keyboard-2-4-ghz-htpc/220695324.html?listingId=157873603

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Remote-Control-915-000143/dp/B003IZFCFW/ref=pd_rhf_cr_p_t_1

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...&#.UOZYvoI1EyY

or a basic windows MCE remote (my old one lasted like 5 years!)

I'm leaning towards the harmony 300 but one thing I HATE about my current 650 is that the slightest bump causes it to reset. I mean sitting on the couch and let it fall 6 inches onto a cushion and it goes back to it's first menu.
I don't want the same problem with another harmony.

I think a regular remote with play, pause, and arrow buttons would be best for the wife. although the lenova one looks kinda cool

so, any suggestions?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Galaxy tab 2 7" has an ir emitter for just that...
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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Galaxy tab 2 7" has an ir emitter for just that...
LOL but that's not cheap nor durable....unless I got an otterbox case maybe.

I'm leaning towards the harmony 300 because my wife wants one remote to control the HTPC, turn the tv on/off and control the volume on the receiver.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Well, wasn't sure of the price point, I bought one for 150 refurbed. Plus it would serve double duty... Just a thought.
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