Posted by RCE Defiant on 01/13/08 23:02
"Kevin Reilly" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 Gunther Gloop wrote:
>>3. I don't like the idea of the touchscreen being used for frequently-used
>>buttons such as the colour buttons. In fact, I found the lack of colour
>>buttons the biggest reason I kept going back to my Sky+ remote instead of
>>It's nice to know where the blue "favourites" button is without having to
>>look to the touchscreen all the time (and without having to move my hand
>>too much, stretching it all the way up the loong remote).
> I noticed this on the web page before I'd read your mini review, and am
> forced to agree. My primary uses for any universal remote would be to
> drive a Topfield PVR with MyStuff UI upstairs, and a Virgin Media V+ box
> downstairs, both of which have very specific functions on the colour
> It would be difficult enough for me to look to the screen every time I
> needed one of those functions (or to remember what alternate button I'd
> remapped it to) but my fiancee simply wouldn't be able to cope if the V+
> box was saying "Press Yellow to delete" and there was no yellow button to
> If we end up with a Harmony remote it looks as though it'll be the 555 or
> 785. The physical buttons are a must.
> "I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel."
> Stuart Pearce
The 885 has the coloured buttons.
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