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Harmonys with Media and Colour buttons
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Post 1 made on Wednesday April 23, 2008 at 07:35
Long Time Member
April 2004
I'm looking for a replacement for my trusty old 659 which is slowly starting to die, and I'm looking for model suggestions.

One of the buttons/functions I can't do without is the Media button for controlling my CD jukebox.

I'd also like to get a model that has the dedicated coloured buttons as many of my devices use these for functions (eg. PVR, HDTV).

My looking at the models it seems the 885 may be my only choice without having to go to the "pro" series.

Is this correct?

And it looks like on the 885 I get the coloured buttons, but at the expense of the sound/picture buttons.

Are there other models that have both a media and dedicated coloured buttons?

OP | Post 2 made on Thursday May 1, 2008 at 08:49
Long Time Member
April 2004
I noticed a picture of the 882. Is this the same as the 885?
Post 3 made on Saturday June 21, 2008 at 11:15
Founding Member
November 2001
I think the 882 is the Japanese version. I could be wrong. Looking at the picture it seems the only difference is the bottom row of keys. Instead of +/CLEAR, 0/Space and E/ENTER you get 10/0, 11/* and 12/#. Still no Sound and Picture buttons.

I too miss the Sound and Picture buttons; Logitech seem to have abandoned them in favour of other butons that people need. It would be nice if they could redesign the software so that these functions could be assigned to soft buttons for those people who require them.

One thing I will add though. I've had two 885s and they've only lasted a year each before some of the buttons started failing. This could just be bad luck on my part. Has anybody else here had similar experience?

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