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News Logitech launches budget Harmony remotes

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    £50 is tempting -£100 was always too much for the previous models, but the 600 sounds about right - who needs a colour screen when all you're doing is changing channels etc.
     
  3. Hg

    Hg The game known as life

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    I picked up a harmony 885 from play.com for £49 a few years ago (now back to over £100) and it has been a god send.
    It currently controls 7 devices of me and means i only need one remote.
    Sure they take a while to set up but once there working your never need to set it back up again.
    I love that fact that when i press 'watch movie' for expample it will turn on tv, change tv to HDMI, turn on blur-ray player, mute tv, and then turn on surround sound and select the right channel on the amp. All of that from one button! and you can set it up to pretty much do that and much more for everything you own!
    Good move Logitech :thumb:
     
  4. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    I'm hoping we'll get a decent IR remote app for the N900, but if we don't I might be tempted to get this. OTOH, I don't have a TV/HiFi/etc any more so I'm not sure I need it :p.
     
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    Picked up the harmony 785 for £65 recently and it's works great. If you can find one cheap (they are end of range) then they are a step up on the budget remotes shown here for the same money.
     
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    Xir Well-Known Member

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    They can be very usefull.
    Though (quite) expensive, slow and prone to hickups (as soon as one of the devices is not in the expected state, everything goes wrong)
    If you belong to the species that turn their devices off stanby at night for instance.
     
  7. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    I've got two harmony One's (both bought at the offer price of £65). They really are fantastic, especially in my AV romo where I've a whole load of stuff I need to control. I've also got the Harmony PS3 adaptor which does the whole lot and is invaluable for Blu Ray watching.

    All in all, Harmony remotes rock :)
     
  8. johnnyboy700

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    Yep, I've got a Harmony 1and its simply the best universal remote I've tried, sits nicely in the hand with good battery life even with the colour screen, although the intial set up can be a bit iffy.

    The software definitely doesn't like you having a virus scanner running when you download to the handset and I foolishly fretted over finding the exact model of my TV only to find the website automatically found an equivilent which worked just fine but you don't find that out until afterwards.

    I'd recommend the Harmony range to anyone, much better than any of the All for One controls which I found very heavy on the batteries and I had all kinds of glitches with the Kameleon.
     
  9. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I love my Harmony One remote, worth every penny.
     
  10. Lazarus Dark

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    The lack of bluetooth on even the high end remotes is just rediculous in 2010. It costs nothing to throw it in. I'd also want uhf so it could control my dish network dvr. Otherwise, I can't really have a single remote (I'm not switching it back to ir, it's in a closet!)
     
  11. B3CK

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    I love my harmony remote, but I agree with Lazarus Dark, it does need BT, even if just for PS3.
     
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