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: 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 Roku box and eventually, a home theater PC. I needed to keep the cost as reasonable as possible to keep it within the "spouse acceptance factor.
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.
Pros: I have had this remote for 2 years and have never had a problem, it's laid out well, is comfortable to hold, and has a nice colour LCD screen. The battery charge usually gets me through about a week and a half. So it only operates 6 things, how many ite
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. The 700 is not the top of the line series, but it did everything for my purposes as I dont have a million devices and didnt need a touch screen on my remote.
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.
Pros: None - this remote delivers on none of it's promises.
Cons: Poor battery life, even with new rechargeable set-up; Doesn't remember key commands; constantly tries to correct non-existent issues when it's working properly; says there is a problem with components when there are none; sets inputs to incorrect settings
"It works, and has two configurators, basic and advanced"
27 February 2011
Pros: Windows and Mac OS support, plus Firefox support. Logitech Harmony Remote 7.7.0 software has significantly more function and flexibility than the default online setup. Good enough for my modest needs.
Cons: Documentation didn't indicate that Harmony Remote Software 7.7.0 was a downloadable alternative to the default "simple" online configurator. Backlight and a charging dock would be nice, but not essential for me.