In 2009, there was a bucket of remotes in our theater room.
I had tried velcroing some of my remotes to this RemoteRack product. Not bad, except newer remotes were curved, and wouldn’t stay on.
A friend at work suggested the Logitech Harmony 890 as a way to consolidate all functions into one remote. I found a refurbished one on Amazon, and it was the best money I ever spent.
The Harmony was also capable of controlling electrical devices in the home, e.g., lights, fans, coffee maker, etc. I soon purchased the X10 modules to implement this.
I felt like a megalomaniacal Bond supervillain with all these devices under my control, a good feeling, by the way. (More detail in the TTM X10 Amazon Store)
This year, after receiving a $200+ cable bill upon the expiration of my year-long $50/month whining discount, I didn’t feel so good. I wanted to get control of this insanely high expense (and we didn’t even have any premium channels!)
New mission: cut or at least whittle down the cable TV cord. My progress will be documented in this new blog.
I don’t know how the story will end. Stay tuned.