Works great with my Harmony 688. I had to rename and re-map a couple of buttons for convenience, but other than that no problems with VOOM! See my comments here.dtsfanohio said:Does anyone have any experience with the Harmony 659 and Voom? Good, BAd or indifferent ? I noticed Harmony had it as a choice on their website.
I love my Harmony! (my wife loves it even better...)
First of all, Tivo (read: VOOM DVR!) support will be important for us later this year. This was my main reason for choosing the 688. I don't have 659 to compare with, but based on what I've heard from others here are the main factors:Sean Mota said:I still have not decided whether I want to keep it and try the latest model. I was reading about the 688 but it only mentions the big difference to be more support for TIVO (which I do not have). Ilya, is there more to the 688 than Tivo support?
Since H688 has Page Up/Down I didn't have to remap those. And since I don't have a DVR yet, I used some of the transport buttons (in Watch TV Activity) for some of the color buttons: It was nice to be able to map Red button to Red (record) button. I used chapter skip buttons for some other colors. Like Sean, I used unassigned "Menu" button for favorites. In addition, I added some of these buttons (VOOM, FAV, etc.) to the custom list, so they would appear on the LCD display too.MNHTUG said:What are you guys doing for the colored Voom buttons on the 659?
Ilya, maybe you can provide some detail on the remaps you had to do.
Sean, from what I read about 659, there was a problem in some 659 with the backlight. If I remember correctly, it requires soldering... or replacement. Search AVSForum and RemoteCentral and you will find further info on this problem (here is one link for you). This could give you a good excuse to upgrade to H688, if you decide to do so.Sean Mota said:The other problem was that the "glow" button for some reason does not work this morning.
Sean Mota said:Ilya, you convinced me I am returning the 659 and I am upgrading to the 688. Got it for $179. I did not like the stuff about the backlight not working plus the added functionality is a plus
Sean, I wasn't really trying to convince anyone. Just stating facts and explaining my own thoughts. Someone who had both remotes would be in better position to compare them. I think both remotes are very good, but neither one is perfect. The choice is not so obvious. It all comes down to personal preferences. I love my H688, but I really wish it had bigger buttons...Sean Mota said:Ilya, you convinced me I am returning the 659 and I am upgrading to the 688.