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BigW - Logitech Harmony 525 learning remote control $49.94

Posted By: ninkasi, posted 2010/04/02 22:28
More info on the remote itself is here: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/remotes/universal_remotes/devices/6011&cl=au,en

Basically, use it to replace that nest of remotes (tv, vcr, dvd, pvr, radio, etc) with one. Press one button to turn on/off devices and switch them to the right settings eg turn tv & dvd on, and switch tv to aux1.

Normal RRP $149.95, and for what it does that's not bad. I was happy to get mine for $70 some time ago. At $49.94 it's amazingly good value. This is *not* part of the One Day Sale but is from Monday the 5th until the 14th.
Expiry date:2010/04/14
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  • Donkey2010/04/03 00:39:21
    Very good price ninkasi.
  • ozshark2010/04/03 08:06:20
    We've had one for a long while (when they were $100) & I can vouch that they are excellent. Unfortunately they don't like being constantly dropped on hardwood floors :p & so the LED screen on our current one has given up the ghost. Still works fine - you just need a good memory as to what the screen says in any given situation!

    At this price the wife would just prefer I buy a new one......
  • ninkasi2010/04/03 10:31:26
    The kids finally damaged our old 520 (same as the 525, but with a rubber cover over the usb connector and no teletext buttons) by spilling water/juice on it and dropping it repeatedly and throwing it around and standing on it and mashing the buttons as hard as their weedy (but remarkably strong) fingers could press and eventually the stop/play buttons stopped working. I replaced it with a lower spec 515 for about the same price as the 525 from BigW. The great thing is I just logged on and transferred everything over to the new remote - very painless and all back up and running in a couple of minutes.....

    If I'm in BigW over the next week I'll be tempted to get another 525 just to put in the "spares" box....

    I would note that every Harmony remote I've bought has come with two sets of batteries - four AAA in the remote itself "for demo purposes - to be replaced" and a fresh set. I've always left the demo ones in and they've easily lasted for six months. The batteries have also always been Energizer alkaline jobs - and they cost $8.49 at Officeworks so could almost think that effectively the remote costs $49.94-$8.49-$8.49=$32.96.....

    [Of course in general alkalines are alkalines and (assuming they were made around the same time) last around about the same amount unless you go for the really expensive lithium jobs in which case you're not really comparing like for like. A pack of 48 here are $16.95 so that works out to $1.41 for four compared to $8.49 for four Energizers.... actually, I guess I should probably list that as a deal!]
  • betaman2010/04/04 19:53:11
    ninkasi
    The kids finally damaged our old 520 (same as the 525, but with a rubber cover over the usb connector and no teletext buttons) by spilling water/juice on it and dropping it repeatedly and throwing it around and standing on it and mashing the buttons as hard as their weedy (but remarkably strong) fingers could press

    These guys are pros. :D
  • ninkasi2010/04/07 12:08:19
    betaman
    These guys are pros. :D


    You betcha. I also need to get a new tv sometime because they broke that as well! Anyhow, went to Southland yesterday and they were sold out, but they had them locked in a glass cabinet at Melb city store. Were priced at $98 something but came up $49.94 at the register. They had a few more left... Was tempted to get a couple but thought that would be being greedy... ;-)

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