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Topic # 26917 7-Oct-2008 12:11
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Hi All. This is my first ever post (very exciting!).

I have recently purchased a Phillips Prestigo Universal Remote Controller. Looks cool and works very well with both the LG Plasma and the Samsung HDD Recorder but will not recognise the Extra Terrestrial DVB-T box. Any ideas?

Have just purchased a DSE-620 unit for the bedroom. I wonder if this will work with the Phillips Universal remote?

Anyone had any similar experiences?

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ScottyNZ

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  Reply # 169555 7-Oct-2008 12:42
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It took me a while but I did manage to store most of the ET remote commands on a universal remote.  Some worked better a bit on a angle when training it, this may help for you.  Peter may know the number it uses, you could ask him if you're really stuck.

Is that the philips one with the black face/touch panel style?  Looks very cool, what's it like?



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  Reply # 169578 7-Oct-2008 14:03
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Thanks for the reply. I have tried training the remote to read the signals from the ET remote but to no avail. Have only just bought the Phillips Prestigo 9600 - looks nice and works well with the TV and HDD but aint too flash on the stereo unit and just wont go at all with the ET unit. :(

Hasn't solved the issue of getting 5 remotes off the coffee table so far...

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  Reply # 169589 7-Oct-2008 14:28
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Yeah it's a mess these days, that part of modern technology hasn't quite improved on anything!
I find with universal remotes you really need one that allows you to label a button differently depending on the device you have.
Buttons like EPG or aspect ratio etc are specific to one device and you have to lump it on one random button on many universal remotes.  Then you have to remember which one you stored it on when you come to use it.  I had a budget universal remote and it had so many buttons available it was more confusing that helpful.

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  Reply # 170719 12-Oct-2008 15:07
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That's why Harmony remotes are so good. Besides a huge database of devices, they allow you to name soft buttons based on the device/activity so you know when to press EPG or AR or whatever




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  Reply # 170782 12-Oct-2008 20:55
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I have a harmony & a Philips universal (not a Prestigo)

The harmony will work with ANYTHING
The Philips has a Limited databse of codes (but I like it more, better layout & button size)
I did find that the Manual on the Philips is INCOMPLETE. Go to the Philips web site
for the programing instructions that may not be in the manual ( ie how to enter actual codes manualy)

If you want to keep the philips, you will have to live with its limitations



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Reply # 170789 12-Oct-2008 22:00
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Thanks for the replies. Have had enough nonsense from the Phillips and have gone and bought a Harmony 525. What a fantastic little device. Within an hour I had my five devices set up completely with every button on every remote covered nicely.

Even the STB that wasn't in the database was able to learn the IR signals from the original remote.

The activity button allows me to press one button ad send a stack of IR signals at once - very cool. Go the Logitech Harmony!

Will be trying to flick the phillips off on Trademe.


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  Reply # 170820 13-Oct-2008 09:20
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Sounds good guys.  Does the Harmony 525 have the 'soft' buttons that can be labelled differenly on the screen for different devices? -Or do you have to go to the more expensive remotes to do this?



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  Reply # 170980 13-Oct-2008 22:23
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Yip the Harmony 525 has a LCD screen with programmable soft keys so that you can teach it any command on your original remote. Cool eh?

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  Reply # 171977 18-Oct-2008 17:04
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For what its worth I purchased an extra terrestrial STB last week and got it going with my Logitech Harmony 525.
Its going great (the remote that is - still having an issue with DVB-T reception).

I think the Logitech software uploads new devices that people set up with their remote controls, if that is the case there may now be a Set Top box called eXTRAterrestrial - If there is its the codes I set up - so if you can see that just load it up to your remote and you should be good to go.

The 525 is a great product - the logitech setup software seems a bit bloaty and slow - just be patient - it does work though you may be scratching your head a bit.




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  Reply # 171994 18-Oct-2008 19:40
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There used to be a Firefox Plug-in for the Logitech remotes.
Anyone tried it??



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  Reply # 171999 18-Oct-2008 20:20
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I love the harmony so much I want to  buy a second one to control the TV, DVD Player and STB in the bedroom. Does anyone know if you can operate 2 seperate remotes off the same software and online profile? Doesn't seem obvious to me...


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  Reply # 172017 18-Oct-2008 22:36
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No you will need to create a new profile which isn't hard. Each profile knows about the devices you have so it would be hard to use the same for two controls. I have a 880 and a 520 (same as 525 without the teletext buttons). They are used in different rooms and have different components under control - hence two different profiles and logons to the Logitech site.




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  Reply # 172891 22-Oct-2008 21:31
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Thanks fot that. Also answers my question about the difference between the 520 and the 525.

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