Reviews and Problems with Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote
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Not worth the price
Charles W., Newegg
21 March 2008
Summary: I bought this remote for it's RF because my TV is at one end of the room and the rest of my equpment is at the other end. While the RF works very well and makes the thing easy to use(no more "aiming" the remote!), the key layout and feel of the thing is horrible.
Pros: Color LCD, RF unit with upto 8 IR emitters(4 plugs/2 per wire), Tilt sensor, Charging cradle
Cons: Poor key layout, Feels very cheap(it all plastic) and slippery, with no tactical feel LCD low res
Summary: RF extender would not transmit, so I was going to send it back anyway, but the design is simply not worth the price. entering some codes into a regular universal remote takes 5 minutes and will save you two hundred bucks.
Pros: Setup is easy and fast (using a mac) and software is very clean and intuitive. For some, this may be worth the price.
Cons: buttons are small and not all are ideally placed, LCD is very low resolution, remote is extremely expensive and feels fairly cheap compared to some of my other remotes.
Summary: The web based utility is fairly easy to understand. Most controls corresponded to my remote control buttons. Yet my "Watch DVD" activity selection refused to change my Reciever input from DTV/CBL to DVD. Removed and re-input my DVD player several times before she started working.
Pros: Not overly cluttered with buttons, setup wizard is easy to understand, when its working well, worth its weight in gold
Cons: When it's not working well, not worth the ink on the box it came in. Pricey for simply being a device that changes channels and other states of electronic equipment.