Summary: Did some research and found this remote was compatible with Congruity which you will need to program if you're running Linux. Simple, just install Congruity from source forge. Plug in the remote via usb, go to the harmony website and have at it.
Pros: Well built, extra batteries included, easy to program and extensive database. Works with Linux!!!!!!!!!!
Cons: Somewhat small volume keys, but nothing to loose a star over
Summary: I had a little trouble setting up one of my older components, but got great and immediate help at the Harmony forums. Their database of recognized components is enormous and even includes my 6 year old RCA DVD/VCR.
Pros: We also have a multi-remote setup and it was driving me crazy to have to get 2 or 3 remotes together to do something. Of course, at least one always seemed to have sprouted little feet and run off to hide. Hubby was unable to do anything except watch TV unless I was home. Of course, he claims tha...
Summary: This is a great remote for the price, even better if you get it on sale! I'd been wanting to replace my multi-remote setup for quite a while because my hubby was always too confused to remember how everything was hooked up, and which remote controlled what.
Pros: lightweight, programmable through computer, customizable
Cons: wizard software a little annoying, 5 item limit
Summary: My wife thought I was crazy spending close to $100 on a remote. Well, it didn't take long for that to change! Our set up is pretty complex: Onkyo SR876 (center for) Sony Bravio Scientific Atlantic HD Panasonic Blue Ray XBox 360 WII Sony CD/DVD Carousel Media Center PC with HDMI So, having a remote...
Pros: Programming on Logitech site is very easy. Control over multiple configurations and their order on screen.
Summary: Always wondered why anyone would spend this much on a universal remote. Now I know.
Pros: Great looking, works with all of my devices, amazingly cool
Cons: The "wizard" interface used when setting the remote up on your pc is a little annoying. Very easy to use, just takes a bit of getting used to for the more advanced functionality to work properly. Program really needs a "copy and paste" for the advanced functions, setting up the "sound" button men...
Summary: I had no problem programming this to control my Xbox 360, 5.1 surround, TV or cable DVR. It may take you a few tries to get all the settings just the way you want but it's worth it. I got my Dad one of these and it works with all of his stuff too.
Pros: It's the only remote I use now.
Cons: The defaults needed some tweaking... Surprise! If the remote has to go through a lot of steps to turn on an activity, sometimes it will miss one or two. This is fixed by simply hitting help once.
Summary: The PS3 is controled only after I bought a NYCO IR converter and remote for $20.00 The only thing it won't do is turn on the unit. If you think about it you need to load a game or a movie anyway, so no big deal. It will however turn it off.
Pros: This is all you need to control an average household media center. I control an HDTV, Computer, DVR, DVD, A/V Reciever, Lights in the room, and yes a PS3. Set up is easy,easy,easy. And after a couple of weeks. when you wish a button was quickly available a Quick tweek and you can accomplish this ...
Cons: The only gripe I have is the volume and channel buttons are a little small and have no depth. This is a small gripe and for the most part I never have to look the remote is controled by feel.