Summary: Set Up software asked to ID cable box brand&model. 1.5 hours of frustration later I found a forum post saying to change brand to Xfinity. This could have been anticipated. Many Cable Co's rebrand their boxes. Furious...just furious. Almost smashed it
Pros: Quality product. Great Screen. Good Ergonomics.Ability to have favorites and ignore channels you never watch is awesome.
Cons: Horrible planning for set up software. Hate having to connect to PC to reprogram, wifi or bluetooth anyone?
Pros: The removal of buttons allow for the remaining buttons to be more accessible and easier to use. This remote does a good job of having often used buttons as physical buttons and rarely used buttons accessible via the touchscreen.
Summary: I wish to thank Logitech for sending me a free Logitech Harmony Touch to use and review, and then keep !!! That's a class act. I'll start with any slight negatives I have regarding the remote.
Pros: Smaller profile, higher resolution touch screen, web based programming and favorites.
Cons: Micro USB cable (only two feet long), not as user friendly to beginners as a Harmony One.
Summary: The Logitech Touch is an advanced, yet easy to use remote even the novice can set up and use. The hardest part of setting up the remote control is writing down all your Manufacturers and Model numbers to type in as devices to control with your new remote.
Pros: Simple to use, easy set-up, nice remote charging station, good battery life.
Cons: no removable battery, some limitations with advanced user set-up, price might be a little on the high side.
Useful and fairly intuitive, even for non-techies.
1 November 2012
Summary: I was lucky enough to be selected to receive a free Harmony Touch in exchange for sharing my experience with the device. I was previously using a Harmony 650 with my custom Linux Home Theatre PC. It was working very well, and I was very excited to get going with the Touch.
Pros: Good battery life, edit custom buttons on the remote, easy setup.
Cons: Top and bottoms buttons and be tricky to use at the same time; custom buttons on screen is a long list and I would prefer pagination.
Summary: I received a Harmony Touch from Logitech because I own several Harmony One remotes and have recommended them highly. I was looking forward to the Harmony Touch, and I wanted to recommend it just as highly, but unfortunately, I can't. Here are some good things and bad things:
Pros: The size of the Harmony Touch is convenient and comfortable., Most of my settings were successfully imported from one of my Harmony One settings., Having a dedicated button for the DVR and for the four colored buttons is a great addition.
Cons: Having to scroll through activities is annoying., Lack of the "skip forward" and "skip backward" buttons is an inconvenience., The location of the DVR controls makes using the Harmony Touch awkward., "Favorite channels" is a needless complication.