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.
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.
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Pros: Not likely to be outdated quickly, Spouse friendly, Awesome tech support, Can download tv listings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
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