Reviews and Problems with Logitech Harmony Smart Control
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 4
Doesn't seem to remember
20 February 2015
Summary: When it works it's great but I have trouble keeping all functions working. One day it will turn everything on but will not turn everything off. Next day it works fine. Later that day it will set sound system to wrong input.
Summary: I love this remote! I had another Harmony remote but that one got a little glitchy. I bought this one as recommended by a friend and I am happy I did. It was super easy to program and has been working beautifully. And I called Crutchfield about a question I had (I love the free tech support) and they were very helpful. Buy this remote!!!
Summary: Previous Universal Remotes (URs) that I have used work by sending multiple signals (IR or other) from the remote to control multiple pieces of equipment . You know, if you have used these, what can happen - - some of the commands work and some don't. You then have to deal with out of sync components, and tiresome remote processes (Is your TV on?, Is your Receiver on? Is you DVD player on? Is you receiver set to the DVD?, and so on).
Pros: Works very reliably once set up and positioned properly. Can be controlled by any number of smart phones / Tablets
Cons: Needs a robust wireless network environment , an a familiarity with how these work . Some trial and error is needed to get the equipment positioned (a one time effort)
Summary: I bought this for my basement because I have a media closet that contains my receiver, cable box and DVD player. This control works exactly how I planned it would! I don't need to open the closet door to control these units anymore. I can also point at the projector screen to change the channel like it is a regular TV which I really like.
Summary: This system is close to perfection. The remote that comes with it is too basic though. You have to use your cell phone, tablet or your original remote to access any special functions. The only reason any of that is bad is due to the loading time. Sometimes even the remote control that comes with it will act very sluggish. I think it is due to the fact that it has to work over your network. Either way it works. Setup was a breeze for both of my media rooms.
Pros: Easy setup, easy to use, endless remote options due to Harmony's app, Price.
Cons: The remote does not offer enough buttons. The remote can be slow and startup on your device can take a while. Especially if there is a firmware update.
Summary: What a great way to family proof my home theater, easy to setup and total acceptance from the boss (wife). Works great with my Yamaha receiver, Yamaha Blu-ray, PS3, Tivo Roamio and Epson 5030UB. No more wife aggro!
Pros: Ease of setup, couldn't be easier. I think my wife could have done it!
Summary: It is a great remote that just works very well. I'm impressed!
Pros: You can customize it to preform special features on individual devices. One push of a button it will turn on the TV, select the input and turn the device for that input and be the remote for it. It works off of radio frequency, so you don't have to to point the remote. If you are feeling too lazy to reach for the remote you can use the App on your phone.
Cons: The set up process is a little involved. there is a small learning curve to understanding the buttons. Read the instructions for placement of the hum and transmitter.
Summary: Easily the best yet from Harmony. No more holding the remote in the direction of your tv & entertainment center. No more having to connect remote to PC via USB to complete setup or make changes. Phone / tablet app remotes are intuitive. Physical remote is great too minus the absence of backlighting & device selection. No noticeable delays after input. Great product.
Pros: Intuitive app Easy setup Easy changes No cords; wireless sync No line of sight Responsive and fast
Cons: No backlighting on remote No device selection on remote
Summary: It comes with an easy setup. And it simply works. I can finally push ONE button to watch TV or DVD or Apple TV without having to go thru 3 or 4 remotes. Just have your serials ready and then it is a kids game. Great value for price. Not only that it works on your iPad, iPhone, Android and no problem to set it up : it is simply automatic!
Pros: All of it great value for money
Cons: You need the SN of all your gears and when it is located on the back of your amp rant is in your closed with all your wires. You get the point