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Logitech Harmony 650
6.4 out of 10

Logitech Harmony 650

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Overall 4
4.0

Buttons wore out. Can't use the number buttons to get to a channel. Play button is gone also.

BobDoodles, CNET
28 December 2015
  • Summary: Buttons failing, often does not turn on or off all devices. I give it two stars because its easy to program.
  • Pros: Programming is fairly easy and it recognized every device that I have.
  • Cons: My biggest problem with the remote is that the buttons are failing and it's only 2 - 2.5 years old.Will often not turn on all devices.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as easy as the PR states

martyh, Crutchfield
24 November 2015
  • Summary: Installing the software and connecting the remote to a PC is, indeed, easy. Entering all your devices (assuming you know the brand and model number) is easy as well. What isn't as easy and the PR leads you to believe is setting up the activities to get the remote to do what you need it to do.
  • Pros: Easy install, easy connect, easy initial setup.
  • Cons: Easy doesn't always work, so be prepared to invest time, and more time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Logitech® Harmony® 650

Anonymous, Crutchfield
26 August 2015
Overall 4
4.0

More frustrating than useful

BHWinslow, CNET
25 July 2015
  • Summary: Setup and programming isn't too hard or complicated. But the remote has always required sniper sharpshooting accuracy even at an average distance of less than 10ft from the devices being controlled. On average, about 50% of the time, a device will not power on or off when you select an activity.
  • Pros: When it works, it's great
  • Cons: It rarely works, and range is terrible
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Overall 4
4.0

Only for Legacy OS's

Frank H., Newegg
16 March 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Logitech® Harmony® 650

BS, Crutchfield
14 January 2015
  • Summary: Programming between old and new is simple if you use the older software even though they say not to. Can't custom program a single button to say channel 300 only a 3. The number buttons are at the bottom of remote and hard to press and hold with one hand. Colored screen is useless, not necessary.
  • Pros: Works
  • Cons: Not laid out well, unbalanced, useless features
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Overall 4
4.0

Absolutely broken software

priad978, CNET
29 December 2014
  • Summary: As of this moment, 28 Dec. 2014, the software for this controller is completely broken. They initially had a web based software that marginally worked after a few attempts, but then went with a desktop program.
  • Pros: Does what it's supposed to do...when it works
  • Cons: Doesn't always does what it's supposed to do...what?
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Overall 4
4.0

Works great until the buttons wear out.

Fest911, Logitech
28 October 2013
  • Summary: The Harmony 650 remote was great when it was new. However, the number buttons started to fail intermittently after a year and a half. Now at about the two year mark, the number buttons hardly work at all, and the thin black coating is wearing through at the edges of the buttons.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lots of flaws

John C., Newegg
25 October 2013
  • Pros: Very convenient when it works
  • Cons: Resets itself when your system is on so that the remote thinks everything is off - so you have to cover the beam and turn everything "on" again so the remote is in sync with your devices. Button presses don't always work - sometimes you have to press hard or multiple times. Beam is weak.
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Overall 4
4.0

Item looks nice, but won't connect to my computer

David L., Newegg
21 October 2013
  • Pros: The remote looks to be in good condition but
  • Cons: I can not get it to connect to my Windows 7 laptop. I tried 3 USB ports that all work with other devices (including a Logitech mouse fob).
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