Reviews and Problems with Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote
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Value for money 8
Logitech Harmony 890 Universal Remote
11 September 2012
Summary: This system nearly stopped the complaints from my wife about multiple wireless remotes. After multiple attempts to control my theaters many systems (which consists of RS1 projector, Onkyo master receiver, Sony receiver, PS-3, Dish receiver, Sony DVD, Chinese curtain puller, HDMI switcher and Lutron...
Pros: Controls most everything, even weird off brand equipment
Great functionality but for the price I would expect better quality
Dennis M., Newegg
28 August 2009
Summary: There are other universal remotes out there including Logitech ones and as far as I can see, this one is priced so high not because of the quality but because it has a large, color LCD screen. What I didn't know at the time of purchase is how little value that screen brings to every day use.
Pros: The remote is extremely easy to setup and use. When I bought it, it took me 30 minutes to load their software, enter the model numbers of my TV, A/V Receiver, Satellite Receiver and DVD player and instantly with one press of a button I could watch TV or switch to watching DVD. Before I got this r...
Cons: As many other people reported, this remote developed a typical problem where 3 out of 40 buttons became unresponsive. Unfortunately it is the 3 buttons I really need for regular TV browsing, so now I am back to having to use a satellite remote in one hand and "universal" in the other. For the pri...
Summary: I guess it is a decent value for the price paid.
Pros: Works with all my components. I like the activity feature and so does my wife.
Cons: 1. First 880 delivered was not functioning correctly, the tilt backlight feature was not working. Logitech sent a replacement. 2. Buttons are to similar in feel. 3. Button backlight is to dim. 4. Device features are buried deep in a non-customizable, generic menu. Makes tweeking a setting on a si...
Summary: I had a 676 before this one and it was more comfortable and ergonomic than this one. Glad I didn't pay full price...it ain't worth it.
Pros: Controls everything. Can make display fonts bigger. Nice display.
Cons: Bad ergonomics. Has trouble with an LG HDTV tuner. Buttons too tiny. DVD / play buttons are way on the bottom of the remote and (did I say tiny?) are awkward to find and see in a dimly lit room. The volume and channel buttons are again way to small, hard, and very uncomfortable to use and see.
Summary: Due to the software being desgnied for the mentally handycap and the mulitile posts about failed buttons i will give it 3 eggs. Hey logitech how bout an expert mode?
Pros: Does what i says
Cons: Software is designed for your mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa - which is great if you are technically challenged. For instance i have multiple devices that can play digital music. So when i set up an activity to play digital music the software tells me what device i want to turn on instead of lett...
Summary: Great concept, good user interface after a little learning curve, but the hardware is not up to par. If you purchase, be advised that you will run into at least one of the problems I listed above.
Pros: This is overall a great universal remote. Color screen is nice, remote lights up when it detects movement, controls almost everything under the sun! Love that it comes with a rechargeable battery and charging station.
Cons: Like a previous reviewer said, this remote is made very cheaply. Bought this for my parents for Christmas to control their satellite, DVD/VCR, and new HDTV. They have an older satellite receiver and for some reason, some commands do not work with this remote. Even learning the button from the old...
Summary: I am reluctantly ordering yet another 880 for mom. When they work they are that good.
Pros: The first 880 I had was garbage - wouldn't fully charge, malfunctioned, and finally the IR failed. However Logitech Customer Service was excellent (rare these days) and the replacement they sent has performed flawlessly.
Cons: First 880 remote failed miserably within a month.
Summary: If it worked the way you expect even 90 percent of the time I think this would have been a great product. It was a bit scary that it decided to do firmware update when I logged on the first time and then seemed to crash in the middle of the update.
Pros: Programmability being important for an item like this I would say it was pretty simple to program the activities. The buttons also have a good response.
Cons: It fails to turns on/off or perform the chosen activity half the time. I bought this to simplify the use of our setup for my visiting inlaws who don't speak/read English - so the help screen is pointless. The icons behind the text make the text hard to read. The buttons are a bit small making you...