Pros: All I can say is wow. I should have gotten this remote a long time ago. What caused me to purchase it is my 22 year old Pioneer Receiver/Amp. I picked up my remote for it the other day and it was dead. I was like man, because the Pioneer remote controlled most everything on the Amp. After a coupl...
Summary: I've never been able to leave the other remotes hidden away. If any device self powers off, the Harmony takes about 50 button presses, reading glasses and 2 minutes to get the system back on. Every remote has come out of my drawers and now sits next to the couch.
Pros: Replaces most remotes.
Cons: Absolutely no support for modern computer systems other than Windows or Mac. My Harmony is now impossible to program since my old Mac can no longer be updated to the latest Java. Chromebooks, Linux, Android, iOS are not supported. This device is Oracle Java dependant. Prepare for manual installat...
Pros: Wonderful in that it eliminates 5 other remotes
Cons: have to mash some of the buttons several times in order to make the thing work. Sometimes pushing one button will toss the TV screen into whatever it is you don't want. Not anywhere as nice as my Monster AVL300
Summary: The Harmony 650 was a great purchase. I was looking for a low price remote that could eliminate three others and the Harmony 650 did all this and more. I did not want to spend hundred of dollars only to drop it and have to repurchase.
Pros: Ease of set up, Great features
Cons: I wish the numbers and letters on the buttons had a bigger font.
Summary: This is a great remote at a bargain price. I have been using a Harmony One for about four years for my main home entertainment system and wanted another for my less used living room set up. The Harmony One's replacement wasn't worth the price for the limited use it would receive in this set up.
Pros: Easy as sin to program, buttons are intuitive, lightweight
Cons: One minor inconvenience is having to select the Roku as a device while it's in use to select media, fast forward, etc. but then having to reselect the receiver to control the volume. (I may have messed up when I added the Roku to the remote and haven't had time to troubleshoot this issue)
Summary: I got the Harmony 650 to replace my Harmony 550 which conked out after about eight years of use. In a nut shell, the 650 is a better remote in every way than the already excellent 550 remote. It's even easier to program and has better ergonomics. However, I do miss the blue back lighting of the 550.
Summary: In terms of programming ease, the Harmony 650 is significantly more user friendly that my earlier version Harmony 550. The software provided prompts the user in a very logical and easily understood sequence to set up each device to be controlled by the remote.
Summary: Helps to get rid of multiple remotes. Relatively easy to set up to emulate multiple remotes and control multiple devices with a single remote. Tech Support was helpful when I got stuck on one part of the setup.
Summary: This is my 3rd harmony remote. Purchased this one for the basement. Also have the 700 and the Ultimate. Only reason not giving it 5 stars is the battery is not rechargeable as the other remotes. Highly recommend for the price.