getting a new TV, and we asked ourselves: what is that we enjoy most
about the television-watching experience? Is it the high-impact action
of televised poker? The sensitive terminal-illness dramas on that
ladies' cable network? The soul-cratering emptiness that is the
contemporary sitcom? The mentally unstable human dregs who populate
reality TV? Yes, of course, we love all of that and more. But then it
hit us: as wonderful as TV is, our favorite part is the clicking, the
flipping, the endless search for something better on another channel.
It's not the prey we care about - it's the hunt.
So we said,
"Screw the new TV. Let's get a new remote." Now we enjoy the Logitech
Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote more than we ever enjoyed all the
CSI and Law and Order spinoffs combined. For one thing, it's got a little screen of its own, so it's kinda like a remote and a TV*.
Whoa. We just blew our own minds.
that's not the wildest thing about the Harmony 880. Get this: unlike
the baffling setup process of many universal remotes, all you need to
do is hook it up to your PC with the included USB
cable. Then you go to the Harmony Remote web site, answer a few
questions about your home theater components, and the Harmony's
programmed like Patty Hearst. (The software on the included disc may
have been updated, so just to go <a href="http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/440/372&cl=us,en">Logitech's Harmony 880 software site</a> to download the latest drivers.) And its Activity buttons make it easy to just, you know, do stuff - like, you hit "Play DVD" and it deals with whatever components need to turn on or off automatically. The DVD just starts up. It's amazing.
we're perfectly happy with our old, crappy little TV. What's on? Who
cares? Our attention is riveted to the Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced
Universal Remote. That's entertainment!
*-You can't actually watch TV on it.
Warranty: 90 day manufacturer
Command - One trigger finger is all you need
One-Touch Control: Choose the activity you want to do, not the component you want to turn on.
Up to 15 Components: Control video, audio, gaming--even lights and appliances.
Customizable Buttons: Put your most frequent activities at your fingertips.
Learning Port: Add favorite functions from an old remote just by pointing it at your Harmony.
Comfort and Convenience - Never get numb-thumb again.
Charging Station: Put your remote in its own home and forget about changing batteries.
Comfort-Grip Shape: Hold on comfortably and reach all the buttons with ease.
Fully Backlit Controls and LCD Display: Navigate even in movie-theater darkness.
Help Button: Confused? Let the Help Button figure it out for you. (No one else has one.)
Simple Setup - It doesn't get easier than this
Online Wizard: Plug into a USB port and walk right through initial setup or adding equipment.
Incredible Compatibility: From laser disc to Blu-Ray® disc, find your components in our 175,000-device database.
Free Support: Expect total customer satisfaction, whether you have a problem or just a question.
For PC: pre-installed Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP
For Mac®: pre-installed OS X 10.2 or later
An Internet connection
Harmony® 880 Remote Control
AC adapter for recharging base
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
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