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4.5 out of 10

Logitech Harmony 688

The easy-to-use Harmony® Remote 688 from Logitech® allows your Read more

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Overall 10

Outstanding remote (if you know how to program it)

ajoch, shopping.com
12 April 2006
  • Summary: Recommended as long as you are willing to put in the time to get it setup just right and are not frustrated by web-based programming.
  • Pros: Excellent programmability, usability, ergonomics, convenience
  • Cons: Web interface awkward; need to re-program multiple times to get settings right
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Overall 8

Harmony 688 Remote

jonroeder, shopping.com
27 March 2006
  • Excerpt: I have this remote for my bedroom, and the Harmony 659 remote for downstairs. They are both similar in function and the fact that they can simply plug into your computer for updates and programming is FANTASTIC. The only difference that I can remark on is the difficulty I have with the buttons on the 688. I find it harder to navigate in the dark, compared to the Harmony 659 that I use for my main system.
  • Pros: Internet programming. Can actually operate ALL components and features, unlike other 'universal' remotes.
  • Cons: Buttons are easier on other remotes I have used.
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Overall 4

Great potential but falls short

dewey59, shopping.com
29 August 2005
  • Excerpt: This remote has excellent potential - the power and capabilities of the device are outstanding. Unfortunately, it's many shortcomings outweigh the benefits. It is an abomination ergonomically. It is extremely difficult (if not impossible) to reprogram or customize. You have to connect to the internet and go through a painfully slow process everytime you want to change or update anything - even just reassigning one button!
  • Pros: Excellent at the basics.
  • Cons: Internet connection required, difficult to customize, poor tech support.
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Overall 10

Well worth the money over lesser remotes

hitechhobo, shopping.com
1 April 2005
  • Excerpt: Well, I have a Harman Kardon receiver for my home theater and I needed a remote to control everything. The problem is the on/off command is actually 2 distinct signals. I tried a cheap remote from Wal-Mart, no luck. Tried the Kameleon remote, it would turn it off, but not on. So, I broke down and bought the Harmony 688 and haven't looked back.
  • Pros: Not likely to be outdated quickly, Spouse friendly, Awesome tech support, Can download tv listings
  • Cons: Couple of buttons a little small and not intuitive, Uses batteries quicker than cheap remotes
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Overall 10

Simple to use, but takes a bit of time to get used to

dsong02, shopping.com
29 March 2005
  • Summary: definitely worth it if you can afford to shell out $200 for a quality remote
  • Pros: Versatile, powerful, intuitive, and designed around actions, not devices
  • Cons: Settings require internet connection
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Overall 10

Amazing Remote

shall36, shopping.com
17 March 2005
  • Summary: This remote is super flexible and easy to use. It will handle most any situation that you can throw at it. Tech support is super!
  • Pros: Easy to use, very versatile, backlight, LCD menu
  • Cons: Very small buttons.
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Overall 10

the missing link

jallen013, shopping.com
22 February 2005
  • Summary: if you've got multiple components in your home theater this product is worth whatever you have to pay.
  • Pros: easily configurable, easily upgradable, easily used
  • Cons: cost (unless you don't have internet access)
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Overall 10

Great remote, very useful

dperique, shopping.com
18 February 2005
  • Summary: If you have a relatively complex home theater setup, this remote is a wonderful addition. Even with the cons, I highly recommend it.
  • Pros: Great remote; backlight; automates home theater setup; good help system on the remote
  • Cons: No real user manual. Web access required to program
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Overall 10

Endlich Ablöse für die Fernbedienungs-Sammlun g am Wohnzimmertisch Logitech Harmony Remote 688

gipsy100, Dooyoo
12 May 2006
  • Conclusion: Geniale Idee. Das Ergebnis macht den erheblichen Konfigurationsaufwand wieder wett!
  • Pros: Lernfähig, LCD-Display, 1-Touch-Funktion, Help-Taste
  • Cons: Zeitaufwendiger Programmieraufwand mit unflexibler Software und nur mit Internetzugang
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Overall 10

La Technologie pour tout contrôler

the_nuru, Ciao
31 March 2006
  • Summary: Bonjour à vous, Ayant changé de téléviseur (voir autre avis), et ma télécommande universelle devenant de moins en moins pratique je me suis décidé à regarder sur Internet. Profitant d'une erreur de prix sur Amazon, je me suis jeté sur cette télécommande très particulière. Enfin une télécommande qui simplifie le contrôle de tous vos systèmes sans passer 3 jours à configurer. Installation : L'installation est simple très simple mais nécessite une connexion Internet.
  • Pros: Facile d'utilisation, bonne prise en main
  • Cons: nécessite une conenxion Internet pour la configuration
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