Summary: I had the Logitech 1000 and hated the remote, would reboot on me, lock up, send the code mutli-times. I stopped using that and just used the remote that came with my Cable box, got tired of manual switching to my game system and my media box that I started looking for a new remote.
Pros: Responds fast, lets me controls all my devices, even my media box. Also like how this low price remote still allows you to "learn" IR codes.
Cons: only supports 5 devices, which is ok for right now. Not sure if this was my error, or something with the remote, but when i had the Logitech 1000 I was able to set up "Play Game" without a game device, but this remote i have to put a device, either a game system or my media box, problem with that...
Summary: I decided to get away from paying cable and to use a over the air broadcast with a Microsoft Media Center computer and Xbox 360's for extenders at the TV's. I decided to purchase 4 of these remotes, one for each TV I have. I purchased them used and they all came in very good condition.
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do and is fairly easy to program. This is my first universal remote and it took a little getting used to, but after tweaking it a little it now runs my home theater, blu-ray, tv, satellite box and xbox without any problems. It was nice to put the other remotes away!
Cons: Not sure if this is a con yet, but I put fresh batteries in the unit before using it and had to replace them after three months (which was a little surprising). Maybe I had a bad batch of batteries, but I'm going on my 5th month of ownership and only time will tell.
Summary: Actually not a bad remote control. I purchased it so I could consolidate all my remote controls and it works excellent in that fact, I can even customize what each button does for each device if I don't like the defaults or if I want to add a function to an unused button.
Pros: Easy and straight forward to setup the remote to work with the devices. The "Activities" function is awesome when it works. I can now control my XBox 360, TV and satellite box with one remote.
Cons: The Activities function only works occasionally without problems. Most of the time, when I choose an activity it will either turn one device on and not the other and sometimes will not turn anything on at all.
Summary: I was hesitant to buy a recert., but because it is through Newegg I gave it a chance. I definitely am NOT disappointed...actually I bought a second one yestreday! Really can't beat the price!
Pros: First of all, the price on the re-certified remote is fantastic. I waited a long time to buy a Harmony after a friend's recommendation, and I have yet to be disappointed. As others have said, the Harmony's ability to learn functions from the other remotes is excellent. It is really nice to not ha...
Cons: Well the 510 doesn't have RF capability so I still have to use the controller for my PS3 unless I want to buy the adapter.
Summary: Changing inputs on my TV were not working so I put the remote into 'learning' mode, assigned an unused button to mimic the proper command sent by the original remote (the Logitec actually reads the command from the old remote and allows you to assign whatever that command is to virtually any...
Pros: It's programmable via computer so what buttons it does not have you can reassign. It can intercept the signal from the original remote, replicate the command and allow you to assign to any button.
Cons: No 'input' key finds you scrolling through pages to find the right command. No Blu-Ray category (they still are calling it DVD). Didn't quite sync up with my 3 y/o Vizio 52" TV without spending an hour messing with the programming.
Summary: This remote is a much nicer remote than my old, JP-1 compatible remote, but working with the Logitech/Harmony macro structure is a little frustrating. If you want to make small tweaks to your "activity," i.e.
Pros: Huge database of media devices Relatively easy set-up Default Activity macros are pretty good
Cons: Difficult to create your own macros Activity based macros insert unneeded devices Only 5 devices
Summary: Buying refurbished means that someone else's information is stored for this device and there is no way to reset it. The web site allows you to get past this and set up another account that seems to work fine.
Pros: Should control the four devices I have - TV, stereo, cable box, DVD player in one remote. Really easy setup if your device is in their database. Really nice access to devices with one button.
Cons: I bought this somewhere else before Newegg had them (for more $). The first one was DOA - the LCD did not work. Second one works but I was disappointed that it did not recognize the new DVD player I just bought. It's not in their database. Cannot set up Media Center remote unless your computer is...
Summary: Price was perfect, helped me get over my 'refurbished' concerns. 5-device limit was fine for me (I run xbox, TV, Receiver, Macbook and DVD player). Very simple setup. As mentioned previously, the power button doesn't turn off individual devices (and cannot be programmed to).
Pros: Fantastic remote, manages my limited home theatre setup, including XBOX and Macbook. Refurbished unit was at a great price ($40).
Cons: Refurbished remote, arrived with a rattle. That's reason for docking an egg. Other downside, power button isn't programmable (only affects activities, not devices).