So for Christmas Nikki got me a Universal remote made by Philips. It was nice. It looked good I’ll give it that. Programming was relatively easy. But no matter what I couldn’t get it to control our AT&T reciever. Even after using the original remote to “learn” the new remote all the buttons, it still didn’t work. I had the Logitech 880 on my christmas list, but the budget couldn’t swell enough to cover both the remote and my MP3 player I wanted. So she decided to go with the MP3 player (between you and me I’m glad she did, I love that thing, And not only does it play the music, but I have added past and current seasons of my favorite shows to watch when I have time to kill.) and in doing so the Logitech remote had to be skipped over. However as I mentioned earlier the new one just wasn’t working. Oh, I forgot to mention what happened when I called Philips tech support. The tech support phone call went kinda like this:
Them – “The directions are pretty simple, just follow those”
Me – ” I did. and it still doesn’t work. Is there any warranty if it is a faulty product?”
Them – “Oh yes. Its 74.99 for a repair.”
Me- “It’s Brand new why does it cost me to send it in or have it replaced?”
Them – “Because you purchased it from a third party vendor, Our warranty does not cover it.”
etc., etc., etc. I cant believe it. but they wouldn’t budge on it, and believe me I tried.
Yesterday, I spotted a miracle in front of me. Craigslist is great. Its what ebay started out to be without the auctions. It’s “I have this I want to sell. It costs this much. Let me know if you want it.” or ” I have this I am looking for.” There it was “Harmony 880 Logitech Remote – $80 (Austin)” Cheaper than I had ever seen it. I emailed her and said “I’ll take it just let me know where to get it.” Later that evening I picked it up. brought it home and I LOVE IT. Its took maybe 15 minutes to get it set up. At that point I can get it to work for all of my devices. I dont have it customized yet but it works. HOLY CRAP that was easy. it took Nikki and I another 30 minutes to customize everything and I am still playing with things to get them just the way I like them. Like today I found out that I can program in my favorite channels and then I can set and icon for each so that I press a button and the first 8 show up with the channel icons for each individual network. Awesome. So needless to say I love this remote. It even controls my Xbox. Isn’t technology wonderful???
Speaking of technology I just watched Untraceable with Jodie Foster. Good movie. I liked the whole concept, and I recommend it. Nikki can only recommend the first half. This is normal for most movies with her. The first 30-40 minutes is all she gets to see.
Well I guess thats all I got in my head for now. Damn that remote kicks ass.