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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 444 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good.

    Posted
    DigitalBrad
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    I've been using the Harmony Hub (not included) and basic remote for years now. I have 3 of them. I like the basic remote because you can drop it and it doesn't break and the battery can last up to a year. The remote screen is a nice size but is too low resolution for my taste. If you're use to looking an an iPhone X OLED screen, the pixel density leaves a lot to be desired but is still decent. I decided to give this remote a shot since I wanted to add several more tvs to the same room for the NCAA March Madness etc. This remote also gives you the ability to add more devices and activities compared to the basic remote which is limited to 6 or so. Pros: The big winner on this remote is the built-in IR blaster. In my current setup, my LG SK9Y wasn't picking up on the IR signal and I didn't want a blaster visible since they are so big and clunky looking compared to professional options. I also wanted to control 2 additional Samsung TVs in the same room and needed to place the 2 on the back side of my tv cabinet on the extreme edges of the stand. The biggest challenge is that the Harmony Hub only has 2 IR blaster outputs where professional options have 8 or more. Having the dedicated IR blaster on the remote makes my setup possible. The other great thing about this remote is the bottom 4 buttons to control my Philips Hue lights. I am still learning my options here and think Logitech could make the integretion for scenes easier to change. I do love being able to turn on off my lights without having to use my phone. Cons: Logitech needs to work with TV companies like Samsung / LG to control these tvs via bluetooth. It would make the process so much more seamless. I love my LG remote that has the motion / wand action. If they could add the sensors to next gen, it would be killer. It makes using the built in web browser a pleasure to use. Lastly, I hope they increase the pixel density to the screen and add more IR ports on the hub. I realize this is a consumer product and it will work great for the masses. If you're looking to do do something outside the box, hope this review helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Remote!

    Posted
    MrRuiz33
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    This remote is Awesome! I am able to control several devices like my: 1. DISH Network Hopper with Sling DVR, 2. Yamaha Aventage RX-A1070 3. OPPO UDP-205 and OPPO UDP-203 4.LG OLED65E6P 5.Samsung UN65JS8500 6. SAMSUNG UBD-K8500 7. SAMSUNG UN55JS7000 8. SAMSUNG LN52A650 9.Roku 4K 10. Sharp Aquos 60 inch tv 11. DISH NETWORK SUPER Joey 12. SONY PS4 This remote is awesome and much better then the Harmony hub that I first tried out as it was a cheaper alternative to the 950 but with voice control which failed with my Google Home and i don't own the Amazon Echo to try it out with the Harmony Hub. Anyways if you are looking to releave your 8+ remotes in your home then this is the device for you! However keep in mind that the PS4 is NOT compatible with the Harmony 950 as it is only compatible with bluetooth remotes. The 950 is IR. The only thing I don't like about this remote is that the program to set up the hamony 950 forced me to count my PS4 as one of the 15 devices in order to create a task for my tv and A/V receiver to turn on my tv and set my receiver to input AV2. I also wish that the buttons were lit brighter than they are, they are too dim for me even to see at night but it's not a deal breaker. Other then that I highly recommend this Harmony 950, it's the same remote as the elite but with out the hub which also comes with 1 IR blaster if you buy it alone or with 2 IR Blasters if you get it as the Elite package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking and upgradable

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    Chris
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    This is a very nice looking replacement for an older Harmony 650. It is upgradable to use with a hub that allows hiding your equipment in cabinets. It can use IR or RF, depending on need and whether you are using the hub. This remote is also sold as a bundle with the hub, but the cost is the same whether you buy them together or separately. I only bought the remote because I already owned an IR repeater for in-cabinet placement. That is probably a less expensive option if you can run a single wire and follow instructions. I only have a couple of complaints. It can be tricky to program certain features on more complicated A/V setups (HDMI ARC and devices that also control each other). And Logitech's preferred programming method involves installing an application on your computer and syncing via a USB cable. That said, once I had it set up properly I was able to program a few special functions to extra buttons. Logitech's telephone technical support was competent and patient. My other issue is that as pretty as the "glass cockpit" is, the touchscreen is not sensitive enough to accept taps reliably, and the virtual buttons are a bit small. If you have problems typing on an iPhone (be honest, now...), then you may have a steeper learning curve than you would want. The tactile buttons all seem to function well. Overall I'm satisfied, but I can't give it 5 stars without better touchscreen function.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but expensive

    Posted
    JohnD
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    The remote can do a lot. However, it is clumsy to use. Logitech's recent remotes are not very hand friendly. The 950 is better than the Harmony Ultimate One I have with less accidently touching of the touch screen when reaching for the play, pause ect.. buttons. I wish there was another company similar to Logitech that I would buy but there isn't. Logitech is easy to program on their app and so you do not have to have someone program for you like you have to with the URC remotes. When Logitech took away the numerically buttons and added them to the touch screen that just made the remote that more clumsy and useless. The best remote Logitech had was the Harmony One +. Now that was a remote that was great. But they decided to go backwards and make junk. Anyway it does helps remove some remotes from your collection but you will have to keep the close by because sometimes it is just easy to use the equipment's remotes then the Logitech remotes on certain occasions…. most occasions. I recommended only because there are very few alternatives out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great IR Smart Remote

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    DanWinslow
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    I have 2 Harmony Ones, Harmony 700, and a Harmony 900. I have always thought that the Harmony One and 900 were ergonomically the best remotes ever. I even bought a used Harmony One because I hated the new style. Finally Harmony has come back to the fold, with a charging cradle (must have) and an ergonomically pleasing remote. The updates with the favorite channels and icons (I used to have to manually download JPEGs of the channels and import them) is a winner. The remote is simple to program and you can now manage multiple remotes from their new software, instead of needing individual logins for each remote. If you want to go through cabinets, get the Harmony Elite, which is basically the Harmony 950 with RF capabilities. I didn't need to go through anything, so the 950 was the logical choice. Features such as swipe up and down on the screen for volume control, swipe right and left for rewind and fast forward makes it really easy too. As a dedicated Harmony user for 5 years, I put this at the top of my list and is the only way to go. Unless you have rabbit ears coming out of your TV, I would recommend this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best universal remote I've used

    Posted
    enem156
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    I've had several Harmony remotes over the years and they always work great and are easy to program. My biggest complaint with them has been the tiny button size that most of them have had. This remote seems to get everything right. Good button size, the ability to control IR, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth devices, including home devices like thermostats, lighting and Wi-Fi outlets. If you've ever programmed a Harmony device, you know that they handle basic setups all the way up to very complex systems. They're easy to update and just work. The addition of the Harmony hub with this remote is just the icing on the cake. It also allows you to use the Harmony App on your phone or tablet, which is an additional way to control all your devices in exactly the same way you use your remote. If you're looking for a way to consolidate all your remotes into one device, and also want the added flexibility of controlling newer network components and home devices, as well as Bluetooth devices, then look no further. This one should last you years and still be the most current device out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech does it again!

    Posted
    Jlozzi
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    I swapped out an old Harmony One remote for my home theater. I was so used to the One that I contemplated getting another one through an online site, considering they're no longer in production. However, when I noticed this model was on sale for less than I could purchase the old model, I decided to bite the bullet on this one instead. I'm glad I did. I like the different charge cradle and to be honest, the features for the most part are the same between the two remotes. It controls my tv, amp, pre-amp, Xbox, and cable box perfectly. There's a cool feature on this remote that would allow you to control the lighting in the room (additional hardware needed separately). The only con to this remote I'd say is that they took away the numeric keypad and integrated it into the touch screen. Now instead of having immediate access to the number pad, you need to scroll through a couple of pages on the touch screen to reach the numbers. Not a big deal, but it did take some getting used to for me. Overall, Logitech makes great remotes. They're easy to setup, really user friendly and control everything you have and then some. I'd definitely recommend this remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Original Harmony One was Better

    Posted
    captnem0
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    My original Harmony One was the best remote ever, used it for 10 years.. The screen got damaged and was too expensive to repair. I needed an IR remote due to my setup. TV is in the family room and all components are in a closet down the hall. I use a separate IR relay transmitter and IR receiver. My receiver, dvd player, and cable box all use an IR jack input which is connected to the IR box. My roku uses the IR led cable. The harmony 950 is ok. The button layout is not as convenient as the One, both are backlit which is nice. The 950 has 4x the favorite channel screen icons, When pressing screen icons for channels they don't always transmit the 3 digits my cable box uses. Sometimes they skip one.The One had individual number buttons for channels, the 950 has screen buttons. The individual buttons are better. With the 950 you need to keep flipping thru screens to access different buttons.The 950 is just average in my opinion. It was the best alternative replacement I could find. I wished Logitech still made the One, I would have bought it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Harder to use than separate remotes

    Posted
    lemuel1
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    I got the Harmony 950 to control a TV, a Tivo, a sound bar, and a Blu-ray player. I found it made things more complicated than using separate remotes. The main reason is that the Harmony does not have many buttons, instead relying on the touchscreen to provide virtual buttons for each device. This means that if I want to hit Tivo control keys I have to go to the touch-screen and select the Tivo keys, and then if I want to control the volume I have to back out of that to the global view. If I want to enter the numbers to select a channel I have to go to a different touchscreen to get the numeric keypad. It goes on with other activities. I eventually figured out how to get the Tivo remote to control the TV and Tivo sufficiently and will be returning the Harmony. I seldom watch Blu-ray movies so I'll just get that remote when I need it. The Harmony might be good for someone with lots of low-function remotes that changes devices a lot, but if you have a decent DVR, Cable, or TV remote it will probably give you a better experience than using the Harmony.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's a good remote, but older ones were better

    Posted
    Baddood
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    So our puppy chewed up the remote that came with our TV, so we were unable to use it. Thankfully for a while we did quite a bit through voice controls, but that got tiring after a while. So it came time to buy a remote, came in the Logitech Harmony 950. Now while this remote does everything and hooks up quick. There has got to be some sort of weird setting or built in lag that I cannot fix, because I have to press and hold the button before it will register. Which when you're trying to do something it can be frustrating. Would i recommend this to someone, probably not. I'm sure there is a setting somewhere to change the refresh rate or something. But I could not find it on the program installed on the laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice product

    Posted
    OldFashioned99
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    I have had my Harmony Universal Remote for about a week and really like it. I have the one that has a screen you can read and see what you are doing. It is a wonderful device that i really enjoy. I find its features quite remarkable. For example, hearing is declining and being able to pull up the subtitles function quickly and easily is fantastic. I actually paid the Geek Squad to help set it up and highly recommend that as well. My rep knew what worked well and what did not. For example, yes, I could increase the volume on my remote speakers with the Harmony Remote but it is much easier to use the volume control on the speaker box. the best advice he gave was it would take a week or so of playing with it tto get used to all the features. Overall, I would say the remote is excellent - don't waste your money on one that does not have the built-screen - you will not full realize the advantages of the universal remote. I would also add that the device is logical but not intuitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Love Love This Remote

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    AlxOrl
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    I was very hesitant to spend $200 on a mere remote. I can't believe I'm saying this but it has made things easier. A universal remote can achieve some items but this takes the cake and covers every device for me. I love being able to customize activities so switching between my blu-ray, DVR, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick is simple one click. It does take a little bit of work to configure the device and remember what you configure on the four custom buttons - but it's worth it. The charging stand is awesome. And if the battery is too low, I can keep it on the charging stand and have the back IR port point to my entertainment center and it'll still do what I'm requesting it to do. How it feels in your hand is pretty good. It's definitely bottom heavy so one handed operation on the touch screen might cause you to drop it (haven't dropped it yet but am terrified to). Will I purchase another in the future? Possibly yes - maybe a cheaper model since it's still a bit pricey, in my opinion. But Logitech makes a pretty solid product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Problem fixed

    Posted
    Dave
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    The previous Harmony remote controls had the touchscreen in the middle with buttons above and below. This lead to numerous problems when one attempted to reach across the screen to use the buttons at the top. The screen is capacitive. You don’t have to touch it for it to respond. Merely getting close is enough. The old device would constantly do goofy, unexpected things, changing channels or exiting the play back of a recording. This device corrects the biggest problem Logitech had with their touchscreen remotes. It’s still not as good a touchscreen as an iphone. I wish that there were a way to permanently disable their idiotic swipe controls. It is still by far the best universal remote control that I have ever used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall IR Remote

    Posted
    Buzzsaw
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    I have had several Logitech Harmony remotes over the years. My previous was the Ultimate One. The thing I didn't like about that one was the placement of the FF and RW buttons above the touch screen... BUT it functioned well. I bought the 950 to use in a second room. I like the layout of the buttons much better with them all below the touch screen. There is a known issue with this remote that Logitech has still not fixed. It will not show you a full charge indicator. The remote ALWAYS shows as "charging" while in the charger..never fully charged. I also have to remove and reinsert into the charger to get the battery indicator to move at all. I have spent quite some time with Logitech to attempt to fix...I also think Logitech harmony remotes are extremely overpriced $250 retail for an IR programmable universal remote?? (I did get this one on sale) With all that said, I like the functionality of the remote and it works well with all my components.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed With Overpriced Product

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    Ronny
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    The use of the Harmony 950 remote is relatively simple, but my issue is with the touch screen. The touch screen has a very slow response and it is near impossible to use for selecting channels. For example, the HD channels through my cable company are are in the 1000's so if I want to watch CNN the channel is 1202. You cannot consecutively press 4 numbers fast enough. Usually I go to channel 12 then 02 if I am lucky. Sometimes I can only press 1 button. The touch screen is also very inaccurate. I am luck if I press the right number at all. So that is a major flaw in this product in that there are no physical buttons to select channels. I have the Harmony 700 and that remote works excellent. I would highly recommend that remote at half the price and much better functionality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The solution to remote collections

    Posted
    MikeLikes2Review
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    I started having a collection of remotes in my living room. About 6 to be exact. It became confusing to turn on the TV for my wife. I researched lots of remotes and this one seemed to have everything you could need to eliminate the clutter. IT WORKED GREAT!!! I put all the remotes in a drawer and not just have one remote. This looks awesome as well. It has a nice charging stand and very simple user interface. Installation is easy, but you need a laptop to make it efficient. I highly recommend this for home theaters and wives that love tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super Remote, but

    Posted
    JohnnyT88
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    This is my 6th Harmony remote, they all work well from the $40 one to the Harmony One and this 950. They are EZ to set up and if there is an issue it's quick to fix. This 950 does have a keypad on the touch screen a bit of a pain but the size of this remote is smaller then all the others I own. It would have gotten a 5 star review but the battery is not replaceable as all the others. Don't think these batteries from China will last, meaning a new remote before it's time. My oldest remote that the 950 is replacing is 15 years old+.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech Harmony is the Best

    Posted
    JA410
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    I bought the 950 to replace my Harmony One which although still working fine after about 7 years was showing a bit of wear. The Harmony remotes are the best thing to happen to TV since the invention of the remote itself. Easy setup on the PC, great ergonomics, materials & design. This one has quite a few improvements. First of all it gets rid of number key buttons which today aren't used very much which makes the device smaller and easy to handle with one hand. Those keys are still available on the touch screen. The screen itself is now more like a smart phone screen where you can swipe and touch. It programs any channel you want automatically depending on your location and TV service with nice logo icons on the screen. Many of the buttons have dual functions depending on short or long presses, which again makes the remote smaller and easier to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not As Good as Older Models

    Posted
    Choll231

    I previously used the Harmony 650 and it has been a fantastic remote. I upgraded, just to have a newer remote. For the most part, the remote works well and does make things easier than having to use 4-6 remotes. The only complaints is that Logitech should allow you to transfer favorite channels to the 950 from the mobile app, instead of having to connect it to the computer. Another issue was that I had to re-sync the remote to my computer, because some of the settings did not transfer correctly from the other remote. It is a good idea to set the screen-lock, so you do not accidentally press a button on the screen, because the screen is quite sensitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good remote

    Posted
    ReinMan
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    Overall, this is a good remote that runs everything in my home theater system. I do find that I still use my Apple TV remote instead, as it is more intuitive to use. The remote could utilize the physical buttons on the pad better. There are many buttons that don’t get used, but instead it creates buttons you have to scroll through on the touch screen. It does all the basic functions well, but when it comes to having to use more advanced features, I find myself going back to the original remotes. It’s not as fun and easy to use as I was hoping, but still a decent remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend