so what’s the effect of using a brand new and exiting TV technology like IPTVe? you have a living room flooded with remote controls 😉
so my "home entertainment" system looks like this:
- Dolby Digital Reciever
- BluewinTV SetTopBox
- Digital Cable SetTopBox
- DVD Player
And of course all are from a different vendor… you get my point, right? 😉
that’s why I decided to purchase a Logitech Harmony remote control. i chose the Harmony 885 because of a bigger display, so you can configure more custom buttons per display page.
the setup was really easy for all my equipment, because everything was found in the huge logitech database, so no need to configure anything manually… until it gets to the BluewinTV STB 😀
i know that the STB is manufactured by Linksys… but since nearly every model has a different RC controller that does not buy me anything.
so there’s no way around manual configuration: for that you have to "learn" every keypress of the original BluewinTV remote with the Logitech Harmony 885 … so it takes around half an hour to have all keys in the system. But after that (to be honest: annoying) "programming" everything is fine… i just need to select "Watch IPTV" and the remote is automatically setting up my TV, my Dolby Digital reciever and my BluewinTV STB … no more handling of 3 remote controls 🙂
BluewinTV works like a charm with the Harmony 🙂 It’s even way better from my point of view than the original remote, because unlike this one, you don’t have to point the Logitech Harmony EXACTLY towards the STB… the tolerance here is much higher 🙂