A new toy came over the weekend, a Harmony 890 IR/RF Universal Remote.

I wasn’t totally sure how well the RF would work, and I was leery of the $325 price tag at Amazon, so I actually picked this up for around $100 on Ebay with the RF Base Station included, so a ton of savings.

I started configuring the remote last night, it was a breeze as every single component I own was already in the Harmony database. I customized a couple components (added some favourite TV channels and custom buttons for the Popcorn Hour). I was even greeted with a nice little surprise, the remote is compatible with my Crestron Lighting System! :)

I now have one remote to control my basement home theater area. With the added bonus of having all of my A/V equipment tucked away neatly in the mechanical room, and the ability to dim and brighten the lights all from the comfort of my recliner.


One Response to “Harmony 890”

  1. Sonja on August 18th, 2013 10:35 pm

    Now to teach the wife which buttons to push. :)

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