Summary: Using the Harmony software on the pc to make the remote switch to the pc for input very intuitive.
Pros: Other than forcing me to break out a magnifying glass to read the model numbers off the back of my devices, this was dead-simple to set up. Now controlling HDTV, TiVO, Samsung Home Theater and media pc with ONE remote instead of 2-3. Niiiice.
Cons: "Activity" buttons are pretty small, making for smaller print area on them - hard to see, but thank goodness they're color-coded! Harmony pc software is designed for a 1024x768 display, which my HDTV isn't :). Small interface tweak would help.
Summary: All in all, it does a decent job, but I would have probablly opted for something I could use more blindly.
Pros: Computer based setup is nice, although the actual installation was a bit akward. The wizards to setup what you want it to do are very straight forward and simple to program. Seems to be working pretty good with all of my components so far, with the exception of the myhd-130 in my HTPC box.
Cons: I wish the buttons were more distinct. Can't feel my way around the remote to get the button I want because they are too close to one another, and all too similar. The LCD doesn't really display very useful information for some of my devices. The top function buttons aren't translucent and have v...
Summary: I am a fan of this remote and I would recommend it to someone who wants an all-in-one remote. I like how easy it is to update the remote, cant wait for that PS3! I am very content with it now that I have had it for a month or so and say I give it an A-
Pros: Seems to be able to communicate with any and all devices one might have. Has the right buttons for shortcuts you want and has customizable lcd for anything else. OHHH it glows!
Cons: Took me a few hours and several remote updates to get it all working correctly. Like many of these large remotes, does not feel great in my hand.
Pros: It offers extremely flexible configuration, overall good ergonomics, and is a truly "universal" remote. Once everything is configured properly, you really can put your other remotes away, even if you are a power user. It is great for the gadget hound that wants to streamline their home theater an...
Cons: Powering on/off the system feels a little awkward at first since you must wait for the remote to cycle through and power on/configure all the devices for the chosen mode. (It still beats juggling with 3 or 4 remotes, though!) Configuration, particularly when using customized buttons/functions/men...
Summary: This is my second Harmony remote, I think it's a great invention. Ultimatly there are better remotes but they usually cost several hundred dollars more. The Harmony remotes are simple and unique.
Pros: Without this remote I have to push five different buttons on three different remotes just to watch TV or DVD, with this remote it only takes one button. Once it's programmed it's so simple a child could use it. Recognizes rare audio equipment.
Cons: Took me almost five hours to get all the kinks out with my, somewhat unique (very high end [Outlaw Audio, Dish 921), equipment. No macros.
Summary: I don't like that programming the remote *requires* an internet connection. The software should be strictly a client-side app which allows you to download updated hardware lists on demand...
Pros: Works as advertised and the Harmony database of supported electronics is huge.
Cons: The "Activity" buttons are designed for fingers the size of a 2 year old's. The out of the box software (version 3.x) was b0rked; it launched a browser that took you to some gomer's web page. After getting the latest software from the Logitech site (version 5.x), it worked flawlessly.
Summary: If Logitech could improve on the website program and speed things up it would be a five star product.
Pros: This is a good product and does work as advertised but.... If you are not comfortable on line programming this or not skilled in such things it could be frustrating. It took me several hours to personalize this interface. But for a practical standpoint I had it downloaded and ready to use in 30 m...
Cons: On line programming is less then ideal although if you have moderate computer skills and understanding it is not too difficult to work out and personalize. Do not buy if you have dial up net access. It will take for ever and cable is recommended due to the slowness of the website programming.
Summary: Takes a bit of getting use to, but it's a great remote. THe buttons are a bit small for FF and skip for Tivo functions, but overall a great remote. THe internet use makes it a breeze to set up. Support was very good at Logitech when I called.