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I have 880, thinking of getting 1100
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Post 1 made on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 09:45
Long Time Member
January 2003
will I be disappointed?

The 880 has been a great remote but it's days are numbered. Buttons are starting to go out but I've been very happy with it for the past 4 years or so.

I've been searching for a replacement and I've always like the look of the 1000/1100 and like the idea of the touchscreen.

I just need to know that everything I could do with the 880 will be able to be duplicated with the 1100.

Oh and does the 1100 support favorite channels?

Post 2 made on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 10:29
Long Time Member
February 2007
If you're used to the wand-style 880 then you may be disappointed with the ergonomics of the 1100. Coming from a 880 I would opt for the 900.
A few differences between the 880 and the newer remotes:
-There are no sequence programming available in the 1100 and 900. If you had programmed any of your buttons w/in an activity with a macro [sequence], you will not be able to carry that functionality over to those two newer models. You can still add a series of commands to the start and end of each activity though.
-You can add different commands to the 1100 and 900 touchscreens and label them with different icons from a set provided by the Harmony software.
-The 1100 sometimes requires two-handed operation as you look down at the screen to see if you're pressing correct 'buttons'. The 900's ergonomic hard buttons facilitate one-handed operation and the buttons are different shapes so that after awhile my thumb 'remembered' the layout without having to look down.
-All the remotes support favorite icons with the 900 screen looking a bit higher in resolution than the 1100.
-The 900 comes with a RF blaster and mini-blaster in the package. The 1100 RF blaster is sold separately, although I've seen some good deals on both via different online retailers.
Hope that helps.
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Post 3 made on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 18:19
Lurking Member
June 2011
You will be disappointed with the 1100 if you depend on assigning a sequence of commands to a button. The 1100 does not have sequence, so if you want a button say for ex to pause the dvd and bring the lights on, you cannot do it.

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