Command your home entertainment system with this Logitech Harmony 700 915-000267 universal remote, which connects with up to 8 devices for simple control. Quick online setup and bright, backlit buttons ensure easy and intuitive use.
Great for the price
Posted by: dpc2112 from: on
This Harmony 700 Remote appears to be exactly the same as the 700 found elsewhere under model number 915-000162. Best Buy has this listed as NEW but actually the 700 seems to be discontinued by Logitech. With that being said... it is a great remote. I found this for right around $71, and it can't be beat for that price. Sure, there may be more advanced remotes out there, but I have a hard time justifying spending $200 to 300 on a remote. Set-up can be tedious for first-timers but once you know how, it's easy to go in and customize the buttons however you want by using the logitech software. I was a little disappointed that upgrading from an older Harmony 678 remote to this one didn't maintain all my custom settings when I switched over. I had to spend some time getting everything set up again. Overall it's a great remote.
18 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Works Just As Needed
Posted by: OldTymer from: on
This remote always works. Sometimes when I hit the activity button (such as watch Bluray) to turn on the systems my receiver would revert back to "TV". However, I adjusted the settings on the remote so that the TV would turn on first and others would follow. This way I don't have to hit the Help button. I like lots of buttons because it makes using the remote more efficient. The screen is helpful, but the interface is way too time consuming when configuring the screen when you have tons of options like I do for my receiver. But, I can totally customize which order the options show up on the screen. I wish it were radio frequency and I wish it had a cradle for charging so I wouldn't have to connect it to the charger. Other than that, it's a great remote. For beginners I could see how they could get frustrated with how to use the remote. It takes time to understand the concept of using the activity buttons and switching from device to device.
17 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Crash from: on
I was searching for a universal remote that would work with my Direct TV satellite as well as the new Vizio TV I recently purchased. I had picked up an el-cheapo one at another store and was sadly disappointed as it didn't work for squat. I read some reviews and websites and decided to get the Harmony remote. Best choice ever. Fairly easy set-up online. My only real complaint is with the Harmony app for the remote. It was SLOOOOOW to respond. So slow. Otherwise it works great. Love that the keys are backlit and lights up when the remote is picked up.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Simplifies your home entertainment life
Posted by: EmpireMan from: on
This is a nice improvement over having 5 or 6 remotes in your living room. It is apparently not a simple device, because the techie who set it up spent a while programming it. But it is simple to use. The screen on the remote is a welcome change to the earlier iterations of remotes, where each had its own version of different buttons. Here, the screen tells you exactly what is happening. Two things: It comes with rechargeable batteries, but not a cord. Right now, I am using my Kindle cord to recharge, but including a cord would have been nice (especially for the price). Secondly, it does not do well switching modalities on the fly. For example, if watching TV, you have to turn everything off and then turn everything back on again if you want to switch to your Amazon Firestick or your DVD player. Try to go from one to the other and it does not recognize input. Once you learn that little quirk it's clear sailing.
17 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Best Universal Remote
Posted by: Praetoryan75 from: Cleveland, Ohio on
Had the older non color display model and it was perfect. After 8years of constant use the older remote started to show signs of fatigue. I purchased another Logitech remote which unfortunately was a big pain before getting this one. The fact that it actually has a numeric keypad on it makes it so much easy to enter a channel. Sure you could set up favorite channels, but that's more of a waste of time when you know the channels. For me having the numeric keypad is crucial & this learning universal remote fits the bill. Speaking of bills, the price was better than expected.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Mark from: CT on
Finally can put aside all of the remotes. custom buttons were key to this purchase and in this remote you can customize the buttons and the screen. Able to control TV and soundbar volume in one easy swoop. Haven't found a device it can't control. it even can control and an hdmi switch. Programming remote is not pain staking. Would recommend for all.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
GREAT multi device remote
Posted by: Barry from: on
At first it felt weird, because the volume was on the other side than what i was used to, but now I can't imagine life without it. I have a soundbar and an hdmi switch, which was the main reason I wanted it because I was up to 4 remotes. This worked great on all, right out of the box. It doesn't do that thing that normal multi device ones tend to do, when the on/off gets out of sync, it actually sends just on or off signals, so even if they do get out of sync it auto corrects. Would highly recommend this.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A very good universal remote
Posted by: rrrr from: on
I am a universal remote skeptic. Others I have had simply were not usable in a real home theatre environment. So , I found my self "surrounded" by 4 remotes at all times. Now the others I had were cheaper or came with equipment I purchased. This is the first "premium" remote I have owned. I was convinced by the reviews and Black Friday pricing to give it a try.
This remote passed my useability test easily. I can now use one remote for 99.99 percent of the functions for my equipment. Getting to the commands is not a difficult or time consuming task. The auto start scripts you can program into the unit make selecting starting a DVD movie or Satellite TV a one button push process.
For non-techie types they have made the programming process fairly easy. But to be honest a techie type will be able to make better use of this remote because you can setup some fairly elaborate startup scenarios that make the remote a really good investment.
The only programming issue I ran into is an advanced scenario that predates the design of the remote. In my case I am using my TVs RVU capability that allows it to get video data from a central settop ( direct tv ) box. Direct TV has a handy "red button" sports scores update button on its remote that is not emulated in the TVs RVU function. Since my TV is not in the same room as the set top box the Universal Remote cannot access this one special button feature ( becuase the TV RVU function does not recognize it ). But that is a minor minor issue.
If you always wanted a useful Universal Remote and if you wanted it at a Black Friday price........... this is your opportunity. There are some who dont like the rechargeable battery. Why????? If you dont you can use regular batteries.
Oh the other GREAT feature of this device is that it turns on when you pick it up............. aka no turn on or off step required. That and the back light / screen features make this an easy to use remote. It gets my recommendation........ espeically at a Black Friday Price.
Oh this device also controls my specialty ceiling lights which are dimmed via a LED remote control.......... one less remote again !
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Scott from: on
Wife is a bit challenged when using remotes, so I bought this for one button programming. Works just like it says.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great Universal remote
Posted by: VMan from: on
There isn't anything bad to say about this remote. Ergonomically it is great, feels nice in the hand and the way the buttons are laid out. The rechargeable batteries are a plus. My favorite feature is the back-lit buttons which makes it great for viewing in low light conditions. The 650 does not have this feature so if you don't want lighted buttons then it should be good less expensive alternative. Configuring it was amazingly easy. Going to the myharmony.com and setting it up is very easy. If, and a very big if at that, the database of over 6,000 codes does not work for the device you have it still has a learning ability using the original device remote. Using the website to configure and setting up macros couldn't be easier. A macro is where you press one button and it executes multiple functions; turning on cable device, TV, sound system, lighting, motorized window shades etc.all by just pushing one button. Any device that uses a RF remote can be programmed, as in any device not limited to just audio-visual equipment. How cool. it will even select the right input if you are watching TV or Blu-Ray disc or DVD. I have actually spent more in the past on a universal remote but this Harmony 700 beats it by leaps and bounds. I highly recommend it.