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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    took care of most of my other remotes

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    I say most cause all the sound equipment, blue ray, receiver, amazon cube are located in a cabinet. unfortunately the Samsung TV for some reason needs to have the blaster outside the cabinet to work and my wife does not like the look of that so I still need the tv remote to turn the tv off and on. setup takes a while and some patience but works well once all that is done

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great universal remote system

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    You have a choice with this setup to either use the included programmable remote, or use your smartphone as the remote. This is a great solution for your entertainment system that has multiple components.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for inside cabinet components

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    I bought the Harmony Smart Control to replace a 6 year old Harmony 890 remote. My set up has all the equipment, except tv set inside a cabinet, so this was the most affordable option for me.. The Harmony remote that will transmit both RF and infra red signals is $350 and probably will not last as long as the hub. With Smart Control, you get a brand new remote every time you get a new iPhone. And every member or guest of the family can use their own iPhone to operate the entertainment system. The set up was easy for me, as I could transfer my components from my other Harmony account. If you have not had a Harmony remote before you will need the model numbers of your Receiver, Cable box, Blu Ray player etc. All in-cabinet components are controlled by the hub also inside the cabinet. Your iPhone will send a bluetooth signal to the hub which instantly relays this as an infrared signal. You may have to experiment with placement. I had no issues having it reach all components to relay the IR command. The Smart Control comes with an 8 foot mini blaster cable that will relay an IR command to what is outside your cabinet, in my case the TV. I was able to experiment with placing this so it was virtually invisible, while still controlling the TV. I have it pinched in between a center speaker and the TV on top and then the wire through the wall to the cabinet. The wire was too short for my set up, so I cut it and spliced in a 4 foot segment (a longer cable is not available, I called). This is easy enough, just use a piece of two-wire cord from an old charger or something. Once you have tested that you can control all components, you can program activities such as "Watch TV", Use "Apple TV", etc. By customizing these activities you will have powerful control of your entertainment system. I don't know how to use all the features of my regular remotes and I do not use them anymore. I replaced 5 remotes with the Smart Control. If you have any issues, product phone support is excellent and free for the first 90 days. Make sure you get everything to work during this period. Some negatives to be aware of, but all manageable, are: The Hub will need to be "synced" from time to time if you have made changes. If you find that something is not working, try "syncing". The set-up can be frustrating, make sure you have plenty of time, peace and quiet. You may occasionally drop the network, especially if you also use your IOS device for other things while watching TV, just launch the ap and connect again. I have not found any use for the IR remote that comes in the box as my components are in the cabinet. I am satisfied with this system, it does take some time to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A very good, though technical solution

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    I bought this to control my TV and entertainment center with Alexa/Google Assistant. The product advertising would have you believe you can control apps on your device using Harmony. That 'may' be true somehow but for the life of me I have never been able to get it to work correctly and consistently with my Shield. I think it was designed to work more with Roku devices and maybe smart TVs? I took the star off because if I were to gift this to my non-technical friends and family there is not a chance they would be able to figure out how to set it up. I still find myself tinkering with it once a month to try to get it to work. I know that they are close to simple operation but I really wish Logitech would have made the process much more simple with Alexa/GA. Those gripes aside, the device does what it otherwise said it would do and I can turn off and on my devices and change the volume/channel using my voice. It's great to be able to do so when I cannot find the remote and want to stop playback. For example, when I am in the kitchen and want to to turn off playback without cleaning up and finding the remote. Just like other home automation, its a feature you wouldn't think you wanted until you have it, then you can't go back.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One Remote to Rule Them All

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    Works extremely well in controlling our devices. Just wish it had RF capability to control other devices such as ceiling fans. All in all, this is something we use every day and have zero regrets purchasing.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great hardware, so-so software and arduous setup

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    My requirement for this purchase was that it would truly eliminate the need to have multiple remotes out, even my AppleTV with the Siri remote. And that my wife wouldn't have to struggle with specific and involved instructions, just press one button and you're off. Happy to say that after a bit of headache I think i've finally have that working. So yes, it was worth it. The list of devices that Logitech Harmony devices supports out-of-the-box is astounding, to add a device you can either start my coming from an existing remote, or start by typing the make + model of the device. It worked with all of mine, but then again my setup isn't crazy by any means. This one even found the compatible wi-fi devices on my network automagically, in my case this was my LIFX light bulbs and AppleTV. I can now add the lights to "activities" which is cool. As far as placement, The Hub itself emits the IR signals as well as through the IR blaster thats included in the box (Hub also has a port for an extra IR blaster, sold separately) After a bit of finagling I think i've got it all placed in a way that works with my half-open half-enclosed entertainment cabinet and wall mounted TV. I've also read of people using splitters for their IR blasters, but haven't tried it myself. I was also able to get it to link to my Amazon Echo Dot, but that was definitely much more involved since it required an update to the Harmony. Now there are supposedly two methods for triggering an update, either via their mobile app (iOS or Android) but no matter how many times I tried these steps it just would not update. So that left method two, via a computer and their desktop software (this is where the experience just grinds to a halt.) The desktop software required an update to Silverlight, i think the last time I used that was when Netflix used it in its early days, but I digress. I figured if I was doing a firmware update it'd be best to be on the latest + greatest. Long story short, it was a horrible experience, while connected via USB to my laptop the Harmony would fail to recognize my wi-fi even though I was maybe 10 ft from my router. When it finally recognized the connection it would lose it half-way through the update. At one point the "sync" and/or update said it finished, but when I hooked it back up in its designated place in my entertainment center the light would stay solid red not the normal green, so I gave up and took a break when it appeared that I had bricked it. I guess that short time of letting it sit unconnected to power must have done the trick since I plugged it in to the computer again and did another sync and it was working again. Huge sigh of relief. More on the desktop software side of it, I was hoping that it would offer more of an "advanced" approach to setting up my Harmony. But i was severely let down. For instance: I was trying to set up a "Watch Night TV" activity that would include setting my LIFX bulbs easy right? This is where it gets interesting, I wanted it so that when I eventually pressed the "OFF" button there would be a delay before turning off the bulbs to allow me time to leave the room before going dark. I found where I was able to add in a delay, so "perfect" I thought, but I was wrong. Trying to manually type in a number (since the time interval is in seconds) I could only type it in the single digits, e.g.: "60" or "10" wouldn't work, so I was left clicking (or holding thankfully) the up/down arrow keys to set. Once I had it added I then found out that I couldn't move the order of the delay, so essentially it would be delay only at the beginning which I guess would work as well, but not quite what I was after. I was also hoping to be able to "clone" or make a copy of my first "Watch TV" activity since I manually went through the trouble of mapping every key like I wanted it so that it worked with my AppleTV, but this was not possible. The mobile app works ok, for adding devices and setting activities. Although I learned the hard way that it was not possible to add a device to an activity after the fact, or at least it wasn't obvious. Essentially patience is key. So take some time to plan out your set up and placement of the hub and the IR blaster, also make sure to add all your devices up front, but only after you've done any software/firmware updates just in case. Now that it is all mostly setup I've gotta say that I love it. My previous Harmony remote was the white one designed to work with Xbox 360, and I can now retire that little guy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Ditch the Remotes

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    Using this with a newly installed home theater system. Setup with the app was as easy as it gets. You'll need a list of all the components to search the database of supported devices. Mine included a Yamaha receiver and Samsung Blu-ray player, Xbox, Uverse cable box, Epson projector, Amazon Fire Stick and most notably a motorized projection screen. The app found each one in it's database and linked to each component. The Harmony app uses "Activities" to turn each device on/off and change the source input on the receiver. Activities are extremely intuitive and easy to setup. One push of the "Watch TV" activity and the screen lowers, the cable box, project and receiver all turn on and the input on the receiver sets itself correctly. Another push and all turn off. The included remote is even configured by the app providing nearly full functionality of the Uverse box and other components including the Fire Stick remote. This little gem replaced six different remotes. The app setup the following activities effortlessly based on the components. Watch TV Watch a Movie Listen to Music Watch Fire TV Play Xbox 360 The only thing I was disappointed in was I manually setup activities to turn on any device that may not have received a signal. ie: Turn On Projector. Unfortunately it knew the "Watch TV" activity was active and turned everything off before turning the projector back on. This is a minor annoyance as there is a control for each device separate from the activities that allow you to control each device as if it was that devices remote. Logitech's website even has functionality so that you can search to see if your devices are supported before buying. https://support.myharmony.com/en-us/compatibility Highly recommend this Hub/Remote combination.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best remote I’ve ever had !!!

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    If you’re looking for a new remote this is the one for you. And best of all Harmony can be linked with Google assistant. I can say “ Hey Google turn the TV on and it will turn the TV on, the Yamaha receiver and set it to the right input. Really cool. When I’m done just say “ Hey Google turn the TV off “

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very good, once you get it set up and working

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    Over the last two years I have been slowly automating things around my house. First lights, then some outlets, some BT speakers and so on. So I knew eventually I wanted to control my TV and related units. I knew that to do what I wanted I needed to go with the Harmony hub so that it would interface with all the devices as well as my Google Home. To be honest, I didn't really want to spend $200 to turn on the TV and DVD player. My universal remote does that just fine. Just about all of the Harmony remotes will control my TV and sound bar. The Google Home were the issue. Probably true with Amazon Echo so be forewarned. Over the weekend this remote/hub combo was on sale for $70. which is like 40% off so I decided I would do it. I kind of wanted a remote with a touch screen just for the wow factor, but the included remote is pretty good. Connecting the hub to my home network was very easy. Since it came as a package I didn't need to do anything with the remote as it was already paired. So for that part I'll give it five stars for simplicity. Setting up the devices was a little more challenging. You must either download the android/ios app or there is one available for PCs. You add the devices, which is pretty straight forward. I did have some issues as my TV model was not listed. The suggested device only had two HDMI ports, which you don't find out until you go to set up actions. So I use the built in actions to set up 'Watch TV'. TV comes on, sound bar comes on, Roku is a no-show. Remote will not control it. The phone app will, but I didn't spend $70 to use my phone. So I then tried using the built-in 'Watch DVD' action. Worked flawlessly. So back to 'Watch TV'. Adjusted everything that seemed to make sense. Spent an hour looking for a solution on the Logitech site. Nothing. Decided to fix the TV model issue so I could have all my HDMI ports. Deleted the TV from the app, so I get a message that all of the actions have no default display device. No worries, right? Add the TV back in with a different related model and Voila! all of the ports are there. Go back to actions and figure I'll just add the TV back to the actions. Umm, no. Could not find a way to just add a device to the action. So delete the actions and start all over. As I'm trying to create a new 'Watch Roku' action keep getting an error that it already exists. What? So sure enough, scroll down far enough and there is a built-in 'Watch Roku'. Use this one and everything works fine. Basically, it took me around four hours to get everything working like I wanted. That includes setting up IFTTT triggers for turning on an off actions. Could not get the Google Assistant shortcuts to work. She justs tells me she doesn't know how to help with that whenever I try to use them. You can use the "Okay, Google, ask Harmony to " which does always work but who wants to use a paragraph to pause a movie? Overall I'm happy with the purchase. It's nice to hit one button on the remote and all the devices for that action come on ready to go. The remote reconfigures itself for the desired action, so no more forgetting to select DVD player when watching a movie. Hub and remote I give five stars. The phone/tablet/PC apps, three stars. Google Assistant intergration, three stars. Using the cool factor gives my overall four stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not for me

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    This was returned because the buttons are too small and it is impossible to read with older eyes.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect remote

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    I bought this remote to control my home theater setup. I have a projector, receiver, set top box, game console, and fire tv stick hidden out of sight in a closet. With this product, I was able to set up a single button to start or stop each activity. For instance, I set up one button to turn on the projector/receiver/set top box to watch tv. I set up another button to switch on the projector/receiver/Xbox combo for gaming. The whole thing took about 30 mins to set up using my IPhone and a stable wi-fi connection. I just positioned the remote receiver near my equipment, then installed the Logitech app. The instructions on the app are very clear and walk you through the process. Once set up was complete I had two remotes. The physical remote that came in the box and/or my iPhone app, which also works as a remote from anywhere. If you leave the tv to answer the door, you can turn everything off with the app and leave the house without going back to the room. Great purchase, works flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent remote except for lack of backlighting

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    I like this remote package a lot! This is by far the most useful and cross functional universal remote I have ever used. I am currently using it with Roku Ultra, Flirc USB-IR connected to an AirTV Player, a Fire TV stick, and a Hisense smart TV. I am now able to perform every function of all 4 devices with this single remote and I'm loving it. The only big negative I can point out is the obvious lack of backlighting on the remote itself, which makes using it in the dark somewhat challenging. If this only had backlighting, I would rank it near perfect. The remote itself has a great hand feel and the layout works very well, despite some of the smaller keys. I don't want to use a phone as a remote, which is apparently what Logitech intended with this package. Frankly, I don't like remotes with LCD screens, much less using a smart phone. If they ever offer a backlit upgrade of this remote I would buy it in a heartbeat. Please be aware that this is not a simple "plug and play" type of remote. If you intend to use it with multiple devices and want a fully functional integration, you must be prepared to spend quite a lot of time with the initial set-up and configuration. This will include experimentation and daily adjustments over several days to get everything just right. If you enjoy tinkering around with this type of thing, you will love it. On the other hand, if you are impatient or just want to quickly set it an forget it, this is not the remote for you. The good news is that all your settings are saved in the cloud, so even if your remote fails in the future or you upgrade later, you can easily restore your settings without starting over from scratch. I will mention two other minor annoyances I found. First, unless you want to do the programming from your smartphone, you have to connect the hub directly to your computer in order to sync your programmed settings. Depending on where you place your hub, moving it back and forth between this location and your PC can be a hassle. Second, if you have more than one device that requires a Bluetooth remote signal, you might run into issues. I was unable to connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously (Fire TV stick & AirTV Player). I resolved this by using Flirc to convert my AirTV Player to an IR signal and now they all work simultaneously. It probably just depends on exactly what devices you have.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good remote, works fast, nice range

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    I bought this remote because I was tired of having to point my old remote at the TV just right and then sometimes it wouldn't turn something on or off correctly. If I wasn't there to fix the problem then my wife or babysitter would have no idea what to do and it would cause a crisis. I bought this remote with that fix in mind. Now that I have it all set up and working, it is great, but it took a LOT to get it to that point. I am fairly technically savvy and it pushed me to my limits to get it all figured out. I had to order an extra IR blaster because the hub and IR blaster that come in the box didn't seem to always be reaching my TV. I also had to change the order of which things turned off in the settings in the app. The TV would not turn off consistently and it was driving me crazy. I changed it so that the TV was the last thing that would turn off and that seemed to have fixed that issue... that and buying the extra IR blaster. You can't find the IR blasters in stores anywhere... I had to buy it on eBay for $10. I like the remote. It isn't anything fancy or glamorous, but it is thin and compact and fast! You hit the buttons and it starts working right away. I can turn up and down the volume much faster into the powering on process than I could with my old outdated Logitech remote. The remote feels good in your hands too. I didn't need a fancy colored display remote just to turn on my TV and change some channels and watch stuff on the DVR. This remote works great with all my devices, Apple TV, Blue Ray, Cable box/DVR, and Receiver. I would give it 5 stars except for the headache it caused to get everything set up and working how I liked it. My neighbor has the same thing and did not have to go through all that and his works fine, so you might be lucky like he was. I rarely use the iPhone or iPad app for just watching TV, but it is nice to be able to type on my Apple TV to search for things, etc. The remote works great though and you can program any button to do anything you want. There were two extra buttons at the bottom that were not assigned to do anything so I found a function for those. You can program up to 6 actions that you want the remote to turn on or off. Oh, and the fact that the remote is bluetooth and you don't have to point it at the TV is the big selling point. You can have your stuff behind a closed cabinet door and it will turn it all on. Overall a great device, just be patient setting it up and take the time to go through the settings and make it just right... it will be worth it in the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works Great, but has a Few issues

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    Overall I am happy with the performance but I do experience issues with the selected devices not turning off or on at the same time. Doesn't happen alot but is annoying when it does.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So much easier than my previous setup...

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    ...but not perfect. I went from a TV remote, a PS3 controller, an Apple TV remote, and a receiver remote to a single Harmony remote. It works fairly well. Being able to turn on (and off) the TV, PS3, and receiver with the push of one button is awesome, as is not having to open the cabinet doors that house my equipment (except to let out heat). However, if one piece fails to power on with the press of that button, they will no longer be synced. Some devices will turn off while others turn on and vice versa. You either have to pull out the original remotes, the phone app, or the "on device" buttons to manage equipment individually and get everything re-synced. Being able to program individual buttons on the remote is nice, too. (For instance, I programmed the "E" button to eject a disc and the record button to be the "circle" button on the PS3.) If the remote sends signals to your device faster than the device can respond, you can increase the wait time between sending signals in an activity. I have an older Sharp TV and it takes forever for it to come on before it will receive a signal to change inputs, so I told the remote to wait a few extra seconds between turning on the TV and changing inputs as part of the activities when the TV has to change inputs. We do not have satellite or cable, so we don't have the need for any DVR controls or cable box controls, so I can't comment very much on that aspect. It seems you might be hard pressed to get all the controls you need with the number of buttons on the remote, though. Overall, I am satisfied with the harmony hub/remote combo. It seems to go on sale enough that you don't need to pay full price. Wait for it to go below a hundred dollars. If you find it for less than eighty (like I saw on a deal of the day), and you're looking for a simple universal remote, give this one strong consideration.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I love this remote

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    I owned this remote from last 3 years. And I upgraded to Elite. So, my dad took this from me. He is really liking it, my mom is extremely comfortable using it, as she dont need to use multiple remotes anymore. Also, my mom-dad can control the devices (activity) by giving a command to Alexa and google. So, I purchased couple more for both of my sisters, this Christmas. But BestBuy ruined it. Was selling this remote as brand new and sent me open box. Also, all the customer service folks on phone or in store are behaving like they dont care. Told indirectly, if you want this, keep it or just return it. No compensation, no apology, no guilty, nothing. This is my last purchase with best buy now. One unhappy customer (I believe, they wont be bother with it). But as I praise other retailers, I wont be saying nothing good about BestBuy anymore.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good product a little bit of tweaking required.

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    I have been a long time user of Harmony remotes, this was the 4th version that I had purchased. First let me say I love these products. The harmony remotes are pretty easy to set up with the USB connection to a computer. I went with the Harmony Hub because I had an Amazon Firestick and Roku that use RF signals instead of an IR signal. None of my harmony remotes would operate these devices, so I upgraded to the Hub. The setup was basically the same thing as the other remotes. When it came to the Firestick it was a little tricky setting up the activities I wanted. Easy to set up just the activity of getting to the main screen of the firestick but if I wanted to have an activity to get to Netflix with a click, it took a few steps like programming how many steps down the cursor needed to go and how many to the right, and then hitting select. It took a little work and a few tries, and eventually I figured it out. Those steps have to be set up using a phone or tablet. I use both iOS and android devices to control the system and both work fine. Overall I am pleased with the product, but I do feel it is a little more complicated than my previous Harmony Remotes. Would be great if they had some enhanced programming that let you open up apps on the firestick in an easy way. All of my other devices worked beautifying, as I suspected they would. The TV, Sound Bar, Sattelite receiver, and an HDMI hub always work perfectly. I bought a low end insignia android tablet to use as my actual remote full time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice little remote

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    Works extremely well. A little hard to program and I thought I'd use the phone companion app more than I did. Overall works well and I would recommend.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Allows seamless easy control of various AC hardwar

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

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    This is even easier to use than the Harmony 650, and way more versatile with the phone app! If my wife can use it, almost anyone can! Allows me to program macros for functions such as watching Blu-ray on the TV, or the projector. Playing cable on either. Streaming Roku through either. If selecting projector, it turns on the Onkyo receiver, sets the HDMI output (TV/proj.), sets the input (Roku, PS4, cable box, Blu-ray player). The Harmony app is so easy to customize, so I can allow a short delay for the screen to drop until proj. is displaying the input signal. Remote is basic, but phone app preferred for better control.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Took the place of 3 remotes. Great convenience.

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    I previous had one remote for my 40" Insignia TV, one for my Sony power bar, and one for my Playstation 3. This one replaced those and allows me to turn everything I need on or off with a single button. I have one set for broadcast TV (we cut the cable) and sound bar. One set for Playstation 3 (for Netflix, Amazon Prime) and sound bar. And one set for hooking my MacBook Pro up directly via an HDMI cable (for watch TV via the Web) and the TV volume. It controls all the essential Playstation 3 functions to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime but there are no Playstation triangle, circle, square, or X buttons. The Guide button on the remote duplicates the "Playstation" button function. So for watching Netflix or Amazon it works just fine. Setting it up is a bit of a pain and the software is clunky and not intuitive. But be patient, it is worth the effort. One issue I had to figure out was the delay time setting for the TV was too short. I had to set it to 15 seconds. This gave the TV time to turn on before the remote sent it output changes. At the default setting the remote sent output (HDMI or TV) change settings to the TV before the TV was ready to accept them, so it wasn't changing outputs. This was very frustrating until I figured it out. But once I gave the TV time to turn on before the output senttings were sent everything worked perfectly. There is software to allow you to use your smartphone or tablet as a remote. But it is not exactly convenient. You have to turn on your phone, launch the Harmony app, pick a function, and then do what you want to do. Way too time consuming compared to just pushing a button on the Harmony remote. I never use the software on my phone as a remote. Just for setting things up. It really is a nice convenience to push one button and have everything turn on or off or reconfigure. The placement of some of the buttons on the remote are not where I would have put them but it is nice and light, has a good grippy texture and it works great for my setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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