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Harmony 688-Any UK Stores Stock This?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by Beancounter, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Beancounter

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    I am really keen on the harmony 688 but would like to see one in the flesh so to speak before i buy. Does anyone know of any stores in the UK that stock this or failing that the best place to buy online?

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    I don't know of any shops, but you can buy it direct from the Logitech online shop.

    Logitech shop

    It costs £119. :)
     
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    Check the 688 before you buy. They are very good but the buttons are not easy to find.
    The 655 is available from Dixons or on line from Logitech and is similar but with a better button layout. It aso has red blue green and yellow hard buttons which can be useful.
    It is also slightly cheaper.
    Mike.
     
  4. Beancounter

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    Thanks :)

    I was wanting the 688 as it is better for PVRs according to the website. As I have Sky + and a Fusion PVR then I thought that would be a better purchase.

    I went into Dixons last weekend knowing they stocked the 655, couldn't see one on display so asked the assistant, got a typical Shaun of the Dead look! :confused:
     
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    I can't see why the 688 is better for pvr's, I run my Humax pvr happily from the H655, and it has the coloured buttons as mentioned.

    p.s. the Preston Dixons had a H655 hanging up with the rest of the aftermarket remotes today. (I also got my H655 at Dixons - in Burnley).
     
  6. Beancounter

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    I have just ordered the 688 from the Logitech website after reading various reviews so hopefully I will get on ok with it. I have had a Kameleon and a Pronto in the past and didn't get on too well so hopefully this will prove a better purchase.
     
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    Bean

    If yours doesn't work, as mine didn't, give their tech support helpline a bell. They were very useful, and identified that the wrong firmware was in it - mine came loaded with version 2.5, not 2.9.

    Now has anyone actually programmed one to work with Sky+ ?

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    I have a 688 and a 655, both work OK with Sky+.
    I could not remember the model number but Sky plus is in the database.
    Mike.
     
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    Which do you prefer?
     
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    The functions are almost identical but I prefer the 655 as I am an old git and I need glasses to operate the 688 at night.
    Mike.
     
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    I have a 688 but im having problems with the direction up/down/left/right buttons , they dont seem to scroll like the sky+ remote . Do your's have this problem ??
     

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