Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




7071 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

#268144 2-Mar-2020 09:34
Send private message

Hi,

 

 

 

So I've kept a Harmony 525 IR remote going for many years and been through a few hardware bodies a few times.

 

Latest one has some issues, so time to replace again.

 

 

 

What's the vibe out there nowadays?

Should I grab another 525 (will all be second hand now) or is there something else going along these lines now?


Since getting Sony android TV and ditching TiVo, we're down to just 3 devices now anyway, TV - old school Onkyo receiver and Xbox One S.
Had wondered about doing the IR blaster thing and integrating with Alexa, but not sure how often I'd actually use that!


Create new topic
Banana?
4979 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2429902 2-Mar-2020 09:46
Send private message

We have a Harmony650 in the bedroom, and it's great.

 

Not rechargeable, but I've had it probably 5 years now, and replaced the batteries maybe three times (I actually think it's only twice, but even if I had to do it annually it's OK).

 

The 650 is useful as it can map the unusual buttons to the screen, but if you have original remotes that don't have unusual buttons or functions, the Harmony 350 might do the trick for you.


2432 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2430012 2-Mar-2020 11:32
Send private message

Or get a new receiver with ARC and HDMI CEC and just use the TV remote. I gave up on Harmony remotes a few years ago once I discovered how well HDMI CEC works, I have Apple TV plugged into a Receiver, plugged into a Sony TV. I control the whole lot with the Apple TV remote. All this over a 15mtr optical HDMI cable with the receiver and Apple TV in another room.





Delete Social Media

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.