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Logitech Harmony 550 Advanced Universal Remote

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Overall 4

Caution when changing computers

dws1234, epinions.com
22 September 2009
  • Excerpt: If you change computers, the Harmony software will have to be reloaded.
  • Pros: Most commands work.
  • Cons: The remote does not work if you have to make any changes.
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Overall 2

Harmony 550 Remote - Thumbs Down

st337, epinions.com
26 July 2009
  • Summary: Do not waste your money on this. Unusable remote due to poor LCD.
  • Pros: Online list of devices
  • Cons: Cannot read screen - makes device unusable. No support.
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Overall 10

Nice way to simplify multiple remotes

kebodz_42, epinions.com
1 February 2009
  • Summary: The are more expensive units out there but I could not justify the added expense, this unit covers all functions of all my devices
  • Pros: Slim, easy to use, customizable settings, glow button, updatable.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8

infuriating excellant

adamf663, epinions.com
6 December 2008
  • Excerpt: The harmony remote is in a class by itself. It's smart, remembers what devices are powered on,
  • Pros: does everything. remote and learning user friendly
  • Cons: software designed for idiots and guaranteed to cause carpel tunnel syndrome.
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Overall 6

An enjoyable, or frustrating remote - your experience will vary!

pepper99, epinions.com
6 November 2008
  • Summary: If you often find yourself frustrated with your AV system you may love this remote. If you know your system well and use it manually often, you may be frustrated.
  • Pros: Takes total control of your system making systems easier for people overwhelmed by them.
  • Cons: The fact that it demands "total control" can be frustrating if you sometimes enjoy manual.
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Overall 10

Harmony 550 delivers and then some

likeisaid, epinions.com
21 October 2008
  • Summary: Give the Harmony 550 a try; If people really do find the software cumbersome, fear not, when you realize you will never have to fumble around with 3 remotes again!
  • Pros: -> Simplicity; ease of use -> Good feel, and ergonomics -> Intuitive controls; Help button actually helps
  • Cons: -> Price does not seem consistent across resellers..shop around
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Overall 2

Absolute garbage!

warghost, epinions.com
25 September 2008
  • Summary: I wouldn't recommend this remote to my worst enemy, and I wouldn't even accept one a gift. Avoid at all costs! There are better remotes at half the price.
  • Pros: Has a motion sensor which turns the glow effects on for a few seconds.
  • Cons: Harmony software is terrible. Doesn't remember commands. Remote fails consistently.
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Overall 2

Not what I expected.

montesa, epinions.com
14 September 2008
  • Summary: Invest a few extra dollars for one of the higher level Hamonys.
  • Pros: Costs less than the other Harmony units.
  • Cons: Very slow channel tuning. IR not as strong as other Harmonys.
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Overall 8

Harmony 550 Remote

leems, epinions.com
29 July 2008
  • Summary: Definitely better than four or more remote controls, it makes it much easier and much simpler.
  • Pros: Lighted buttons are easy to see and use in the dark.
  • Cons: Batteries don't last a long time (3 AAA).
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Overall 2

sounds wonderful, but not so

ggrimes02, epinions.com
18 May 2008
  • Summary: I wish I'd not bought it. It is close to what I wanted but is now a $80 experiment-gone-wrong. Perhaps Logitech will update the software and firmware...I can only hope.
  • Pros: - backlight. - supports many devices - PVR support
  • Cons: device power up required [dealbreaker] Buttons stick non-obvious button names when programming
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