Reviews and Problems with Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote
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8 November 2006
Excerpt: style on/off commands for many activities. There are 2 problems with these remotes. The first is the long process involved to teach these remotes each one of your system components. The second problem is the lack of memory for macro functions. For instance, you can macro a command (turn on TV, set input to 2, turn on receiver, turn on DVD, press play), but the problem is your devices always need to be on a standard state or you’ll end up on the wrong input, or your TV...
Pros: Incredibly Easy to setup, Charging Station, Constantly Updated Database of Components, Nice customization options and easy web interface
Cons: A computer with internet is pretty much required to set it up
Excerpt: No matter how many times I think I’ve found the cure to my out-of-control remotes, I always end up disappointed. Much as I’d like to get one clicker to handle everything, I’ve never quite been able to whittle down my infrared fiddlesticks to a single magic wand. So it was with some degree of skepticism that I tackled the Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote from Logitech.
Pros: Has a color screen; uses the PC to program it; works as advertised; attractive design
Cons: Requires you plug the remote into the wall for charging;