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Topic # 5087 27-Sep-2005 14:07
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I went to EB store earlier and guess what?? They are stocking Logitech Harmony 880 for $400.

Guys, do you think it's worthwhile to pay $400 and get the NZ's version (meaning the power adapter plug is NZ friendly)?

Personally I was ready to get it if I was not in "budget-saving" mode... :-(




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  Reply # 21898 22-Oct-2005 20:21
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$400 is considerably overpriced .. hang on another week or two and they should be in wider retail distribution (no idea whats held them up so long) .. probably looking more like a little under $300.

you may also want to consider the 520

http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=343379

The 880 is a nice remote, I've been using one for a few months now and really can't find any faults with it.

(sorry for digging up an oldish post)



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  Reply # 21931 24-Oct-2005 16:01
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I quite like the colour LCD.. otherwise i might look for 680 which is MCE compatible/preconfigured. However if 880 can also be configured with MCE, then I will get 880 rather than 680.


Where else or what other retail shops do you know of selling 880?




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  Reply # 21932 24-Oct-2005 16:24
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Ascent will sell the 880 as well, suspect they're getting their stock from Tech Pacific who show a November 4th ETA for stock arriving in the country.

The 880 isn't "pre configured" as such for MCE, but like the other remote I linked above you just configure them via the logitech website and tell it what devices you have in your HT setup and how you use them and it pretty much sets everything up for you.



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  Reply # 21933 24-Oct-2005 18:20
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hey gremlin, do you use MCE together with TelstraClear Saturn TV? if so, where do you get your EPG NZ listing from? Mr.Geek.nz?

I have EPGrunner set up and got channels from Mr.Geek.nz but no programmes listing at all. and mapping the SKY's feed with TelstraClear Saturn Digital tv channels take a bit of work!

I am wondering is there any chance to find/get EPG NZ Listing for TelstraClear Saturn Digital.




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  Reply # 21935 24-Oct-2005 19:23
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I have Sky digital (well actually I have saturn digital as wel but I pretty much never watch that).

Whether your sky or saturn really doesn't matter though, just use xmlTVNZ to get your EPG data for what ever channels you subscribe too and then use EPGRunner, Quickguide, Bladerunner whatever your poison is to get it into your MCE EPG.

You could use EPGRunner as well if you want, you'll just need to change the channel mappings from within MCE. Whilst playing with things you'll probably find you have to reset your EPG completely though, delete the c:\documents and settings\all users\microsoft\.... something something \EPG folder

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