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.
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. Once this is completed you easily set up some specific activities and Ta-Da you are ready to take control of you home theater.
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 had previously owned a Harmony that just wore out and it was time to replace it. I was a bit apprehensive about getting a new model because I was so happy (and already set up for the H650) with what I had. Finally, frustration with buttons dying on the old remote forced my hand. I opted for the Touch and ordered it through Amazon.ca. When it arrived I was prepared for the headaches that come with switching things over. That wasn't the case.
Summary: Bought my second one from Richersounds...more on that later. Used and programmed many remotes in the past (Marantz RC5000, 5200, 9200 etc.) and was worried that I wouldn't be able to replicate some of the complex macros that I had set up... The Harmony worked very well and suceeded. The latest firmware improves a number of things at the expense of complicating the "Help" feature which was very good for my mother in law!