09-24-2008 10:16 AM
The DVR box and the HTR are the only items which appear to operate better using the RF extender (less intermittent behavior). All of my gear is located on shelves behind semi transparent doors which have cloth inserts to allow RF to operate better.
In checking the configuration, both the DVR and HTR HAD been selected to operate via RF EXT., so I was headed in the right direction. I went through the troubleshooting for the DVR and followed the questions. It suggested reducing the lag time to 500ms which I did and then reprogrammed the software as requested.
After hooking everything back up,the DVR worked like a dream both on and off. Problem solved so far. Lets see how long it takes my wife to screw it up(haha).
As for the replacement charger, I am awaiting an email from Logitech confirming everything. I'll keep you updated as it unfolds.
Has anyone out there given thought to my last paragraph in my former posting?:
"There are 3 lights on the extender... Most of the time the center light is on, the light to the Right is labeled RF, and the one on the Left is labeled STATUS. There is also a "Connection" button slightly above these three lights. Can someone explain each of their purposes and how I can tell if the extender is set correctly for controlling my HTR & DVR via RF or whatever its supposed to be."
09-24-2008 10:19 AM
(Note: I am not affiliated with Logitech®, Inc.) Have you seen the FAQ Sticky? Useful Links Definition of Delays
09-25-2008 04:24 AM
Are you a WannabeFAQreader?
09-29-2008 04:11 PM
Speaking of Logitech, they have decided to replace the entire package, Remote, RF extender, cables, power supplies, battery, Everything BRAND NEW! I have the new 890 charging right now.
After it gets fully charged by tomorrow, I will call them to register the new unit and transfer all of the settings to the new remote and RF extender. This was really a class move on their part. Now If I could keep my son away from the remote, as he constantly forgets to put in back into the charger!
What I decided to do, was put the battery I bought about 4 months ago into the new unit and it appears to be charging normally. So I wonder if the original charger was defective? So many variables to ponder.
So I have to give Logitech 5 thumbs up for their generosity and standing behind their products, even after the warranty period expired.
BY the way, I have been using the New Harmony ONE in my other HT room and it really is a very nice alternative to the 890. Highly recommended!
09-29-2008 06:21 PM
09-29-2008 06:44 PM
09-29-2008 06:47 PM - edited 09-29-2008 06:47 PM
Message Edited by rehaz1 on 09-29-2008 06:47 PM
09-30-2008 02:57 PM
I also had the opportunity to discuss a number of issues that had me befuddled about how the combination of the RF extender and remote work. Some changes have occurred to the RF extender. you no longer have to teach it to recognize equipment it will be managing. Logitech upgraded the software for instantaneous recognition Eliminating any further fussing. IT WORKS! They also added an easy on/off short lead power cable for the Extender. This keeps the main power plug and cable connected to the AC when you have to remove the RF extender for programming.
They also added and RF filter choke to the power cable on both the charging cradle and Extenders.
They also introduced a much improved method to keeping those PITA IR emitters attached to your components, with the introduction of a larger "boot" with adhesive surface that encapsulates the emitter and cable and provides a much larger sticky surface area. Very neat looking as well.
The charging cradle now includes a fairly strong center pin magnet to keep the remote firmly planted in the cradle.
Battery life is supposed to be extended to 2 weeks under normal use.(well see)
So there you have , hot off the presses!
All in All, I am a very happy camper!!!! They did OK by me!