Excerpt: This is a replacement for an old Harmony One (several years old which had a button that stopped working). The new one does everything I want (and I have a complicated set up). Only wish this had a rechargeable base instead of needing batteries
Pros: Ergonomic Design, Nice Button Configuration, Nice Features
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: 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.
Excerpt: No "Universal Remote" will truly replace the individual remotes that come with your individual components - BUT this is one of the closest you'll find - at a reasonable price. I have a "new" TV an "old" receiver, an "old" DVD carousel player and a "new" DirecTV set top box.
Pros: Don't Have To Be A Techie, Durable, Easy To Program, Easy To Set Up, Ergonomic Design, Nice Button Configuration, Nice Features
Excerpt: I have a harmony one myself and love it, so when I needed a way to help my parents operate their home theater I went right for a harmony remote. The activity buttons made it easy for them to understand, and I can adjust their setup at my convenience to work out any issues they have.