Reviews and Problems with Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote
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Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote Control
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29 October 2009
Summary: I have owned this remote for at least a year and my cradle has finally quit altogether. Before I bought this remote, I too read all of the reviews about the bad cradle, but figured that I would try it and just return it if the cradle gave me any trouble.
Summary: DONOT BUY! This remote would be great if it did not wear out. Called logetich, they said they would give me %50 off a new one. 50% off the MSRP was around $125!! I am very disappointed with this product
Pros: Easy to control all your devices, easy to program with the software.
Cons: The buttons wear out after a year with moderate use. The remote is basically useless because the channel, volume, and power buttons do not work or have to be pushed very hard.
Summary: This remote is easily a 4 or 5 egg item, I had hoped the QC on refurbed items was a little higher so I took the gamble and lost this time. Hopefully the replacement will work as intended.
Pros: After learning the programming method, setting up this remote was a snap. It controls my Popcorn Hour, Panasonic Plasma, Samsung cable STB, and old Series 2 TiVo with no problems. Interface on remote is simple enough and my wife was able to figure it out without my help in under 10 minutes. That ...
Cons: It does feel a bit flimsy, and of course all of a sudden my #2 button on the key pad just stopped working. I am trying to get help through Logitech this week on how to fix this problem.
Summary: It's good for the activity macros and it is a serviceable means of getting around the guide. They failed on the easiest part. These are the buttons on a remote of this expense? A $15 remote, you can actually dial in a channel directly. I never liked the feel, but eventually the flimsiness will win.
Pros: Turning all your gear to the right inputs and on/off with one click. When you program it, it knows in "DVR mode" the volume will be the receiver or whatever you told it, channel the cable box etc. No need to switch devices.
Cons: The macros are about all it's good for. The buttons on the entire bottom half are spongy and feel like trash. This includes the numpad and the three rows above (see pics this isn't random they are setup the same). This spongy cheap feel effects the numpad the most. As it is quite a block of butto...
Summary: I returned mine. Bottom line, its a great concept, but this looks and feels like a first attempt, and an outdated one. I suggest including a better programming interface, better buttons, and logic for programming where possible.
Pros: Programmable. This is an excellent feature with great potential.
Cons: Programming this thing is TEDIOUS. You cannot insert things, you must "move" any new items from the bottom up, step by step, through a cumbersome web interface. If you have a multi-step action you are programming - or making changes to something at the beginning of your action - it is really anno...
Summary: I hope to update with better review if replacement works properly.
Pros: Works with all devices and activities is great. Looks great and confortable in hand.
Cons: One column of button don't work - 3,6,9 and response is very slow compared to normal remote. Trying to scroll through menus takes 1-2 seconds per press. This appears to be just a bad unit, hopefully replacement will be better. Have had a couple problems with powering off devices when it shouldn't...
Summary: Okay, so here's the deal - Logitech's Harmony remotes are incredible electronics. They're key examples of usability - programming your remote has never been this easy! However, there are some issues with this particular model. I bought mine more than 2 years ago, and loved it at first..
Pros: - Easy to program via web - Versatile - controls almost everything! - Simple to use - Rechargeable batteries are EXCELLENT
Cons: - Dim backlighting/small button labels - Doesn't connect well with charging cradle - Longevity (or lack thereof)
Summary: I programmed, then reprogrammed, then reprogrammed some more to get the remote to work correctly but it still would not work. My roommates couldn't figure this remote out since it always jump to the wrong thing and they don't know what to do.
Pros: Didn't take very long to program. Works great when it works. Good battery life
Cons: It could never switch my stuff to the right mode when starting up. My TV or receiver will always jump to the wrong input, then i gotta press Help and then it goes to the right input. Why can't it just go to the right input mode to start with? Takes a long time to turn on and switch mode on all eq...
Summary: 8. It operates on 4 AAA batteries and your lucky to get 3 months out of them so it might be best to get rechargeable’s as this thing eats batteries. I thought that this remote would work well for me after getting by some quirks but I was wrong and should have returned it when I had the chance I have...
Pros: Pro’s: It comes with a ton of commands for most remotes and the display is very nice. They have changed the directional buttons to a nice saucer type button which is much better then older models. Con’s: Too many for the character limit but here are some: 1. You have to be online to program your ...
Cons: 4. It doesn’t learn all signals properly I have Sirius and it has difficulty learning the Select Jump command it will do Select enter but not jump. 5. I have 8 devices to program and since the web times out I will have to play with the remote and map the functions and names I want for them in Exc...