01-06-2010 04:36 PM
Can I ask those who intend to post first to read the guidelines at the very start, from the originator WannabeActuary, about the purpose and content of this thread?
A few posts have gone rather beyond that recently - and I'm about to do the same, very briefly though!
To the poster who took it for granted that the 900 would do Sequences, and Sequences of many more than five commands, I suggest that a purchase with this price bracket deserves better pre-purchase research!
To Logitech I'd like to know whether, in addition to the three other forms of research which went into making the decision against Sequences, it was or would have been possible actually to calculate from the database of all users what percentage of them actually had Sequences in their accounts?
Now, back to the guidelines....
01-06-2010 05:38 PM
One more question. What logitech documentation would a perspective customer read to determine whether or not the 900 and 1100 have sequences? Is it on the product web page or packaging or any reviews? Is it mentioned in any ad copy on popular vendor sites like amazon or best buy?
01-07-2010 12:31 AM
I officially sign my name to the petition asking for sequences on these two remotes.
MythTV mediacenter, Logitech Z-5450 active speakers, Philips LCD tv, Logitech Squeezebox, Wii. Activities controlled by Harmony 895
01-07-2010 03:38 PM - edited 01-07-2010 04:14 PM
I can honestly tell you that the one thing that has stopped me from buying a new harmony remote is the lack of macros. Regardless, if Logitech felt the feature was important or not they should have left that decision to the consumers that use it. Providing the ability to do macros would not have turned away consumers that did not understand the basic need of what the feature is used for, but removing the feature does with 100% certainty cause you to lose those core home theater enthusiasts that wanted the macro feature.
I think the product was rushed to market hence the numerous problems with both the 900 and 1100. Given the fact that the 1100 was released months before the 900, and these problems were expressed, Logitech could have taken the 2-3 months necessary to correct these flaws and shortcomings before introducing the 900 to the market. Now you have two overrated and expensive products that is tainting the reputation of the Harmony product. When the first harmony remote came out I felt Logitech struck gold and if they stayed on that path no one in this sector could touch the quality of their product. Now after seeing them introduce not one but two products that lack the high standard of quality that is expected from them I can only hope that third time would be the charm, but they brought out the 700, instead of providing a solution to the shortcomings of the 900 and 1100.
I have no idea what direction the Logitech product cycle is heading in; I can only be optimistic in thinking that they rushed 3 subpar products to market that still does not properly fill that Home Theater void just to keep their name recognizable. I can only hope this year Logitech will release a remote that is truly worth the 400-500 price tag it commands. I have a dedicated home theater and I dealt with using multiple remotes and getting up to operate my lights and equipment for the last couple of months in hopes that Logitech would come to their senses and release a 1100 type remote with not just decent or subpar but industry leading RF capability, macros, and additional feature sets that will set them apart from the competition again, because right now to me Logitech is just another basic universal remote with their current product offering.
As a side note Logitech, if the concern is about not having the budget to pay one of your developers to code the macros feature into the 900 and 1100, then I would have to say I would be willing to offer my services to do it for free. All I need is a copy of your source code to work off of.
I petition that if Logitech is not going to introduce a new remote this spring that provides the features lacking from their current models, especially macros and better RF performance, then they should provide a software update that will add the capability to the 900 and 1100. If they cannot do this through a software update then as a developer myself I seriously question the project lead that dropped the ball on that.
01-10-2010 01:09 PM - edited 01-15-2010 02:59 PM
No method to have a one-time delay on initial power up of any device that would provide the needed delay so a subsequent comment like switching input is received. Having the global timeout delays is not a great solution as it imposes the delay whenever switching from one activity to another and the delay after initial power up simply adds to frustration.
Just a very brief dent in the guidelines, as they've again been shattered:
The Power-On Delay is the one to ensure that "a subsequent comment like switching input is received".
As its name suggests it is sent when its device is powered on, NOT "whenever switching from one activity to another".
The initial delay is needed so it shouldn't be frustrating!
01-15-2010 01:53 PM
I add my name to the petition. It's an unacceptable feature to be missing on an expensive remote. I admit that I did not do my homework on this issue before buying as my cheaper older Harmony does do them, so I just assumed that their top-of-the-line model would. I am still undecided about whether to keep it or return it. Either way, I will probably look elsewhere next time.
01-20-2010 01:32 PM
YES! please bring sequences to the 1100.
first time Harmony user, love my 1100. Sequences would add another level of ease and sophistication to this fine piece of art!
01-22-2010 08:30 PM
Add me to the list of disgruntled users of what was supposed to be the most advanced $400 remote ever... yeah right... if I can't program it to skip ahead 3 minutes (even though I had an RF remote that did this 10 years ago), then I feel let down... Sorry Logitech, but you are losing my future business unless you fix this problem...