need new universal remote

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs' started by mcveigh, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. mcveigh

    mcveigh Diamond Member

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    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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  3. monkey333

    monkey333 Senior member

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    Galaxy tab 2 7" has an ir emitter for just that...
     
  4. mcveigh

    mcveigh Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  5. monkey333

    monkey333 Senior member

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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.