Excerpt: I have just recently purchased the Logitech Harmony 700 Universal Remote,and I am so happy that I did this. I was a bit skeptical at first and hesitant with doing this because I just wanted to have a product that I bought that actually performed the way that …
Summary: I found this to be an excellent remote. In contrast to another review, mine came in OUTSTANDING condition -- I couldn't even tell it had been refurbished. I purchased mine Nov. 9, 2012, and as of today (April 21, 2014) it is working perfectly. I have never had any trouble with it at all.
Pros: Very nice remote; sends strong signal such that you don't even have to be pointing directly at the device to control it, backlight is a great feature, nice ergonomics, screen is sharp and plenty of resolution. The remote does everything I hoped it would and more.
Cons: The backlight lights up all buttons EXCEPT those above the screen (the "all off" button, the "watch a movie" and "watch tv" buttons, etc. This is a only a minor annoyance, as these buttons are not ones you use more than once (i.e. when turning on or off a device), but still they should be back-lit.
Summary: My family and I have been using this remote since November 2011 and have not had any major issues with it. This is my first experience with any universal remote control. At the time of it's purchase (November, 2011), I needed to control a Directv receiver box, my A/V receiver, our DVD/VCR device, a...
Pros: Allows use of one remote to control many devices. Rechargeable, meaning no expensive batteries to replace. Feels good in your hand.
Cons: My computer will NOT charge the power. Needs to use the wall charger that came with it.
Summary: Whoever is "refurbishing" these remotes for Logitech needs a new career. There are clear signs of heavy use (buttons worn down, lcd screen scratched, etc...), the remote is malfunctioning and there was clearly no "refurbishment" done to this used remote, but hey I did get free pine straw in the box...
Pros: Cheap Newegg's shipping
Cons: No quality control Product shows heavy signs of use Faulty USB cable included Remote still faulty No documentation or installation materials included
Summary: This is my first Harmony Universal remote and I like it a lot. Its not so huge and clunky that its uncomfortable to use. It was easy to program by plugging into the pc and going through the online configuration.
Pros: Easy to program. Configurable with wide range of devices. Eliminates need for other remotes.
Cons: Slow to recharge. Sometimes drops commands. Cant put it in a default mode upon startup.