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Logitech Harmony 950 @ Amazon.de (£138.00 delivered)

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This is the ultimate premium universal remote. £176.51 at Amazon.co.uk Read More
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This is the ultimate premium universal remote. £176.51 at Amazon.co.uk
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#1
no idea whether hot or not to be honest, but that does seem an awfully large sum of money for a remote...
#2
pickledo
no idea whether hot or not to be honest, but that does seem an awfully large sum of money for a remote...
But not as large as the price other retailers are charging :) to be fair you are right its expensive. The thing is, once you've used Harmony remotes you won't go back to the one that came with your device. These remotes are everything a remote should be. I recently bought a Panasonic TV and Sound bar and wanted to use several device via viera link etc but even still it just wasn't doing the job the harmony can do. My remote can control the lights, fan, TV, shield box, sound bar and the list goes on. I especially like that I can tap a picture of a channel instead of using a number pad or going into the tv guide. Harmony takes a while to program but its worth it.
#3
I do love the idea of using one remote for all my stuff, no way I'd sneak a remote that pricey past Wifey though...
#4
Despite the high prices of these things they do seem to be quite popular, although I can't help but wonder whether a lowering of price may see them selling many more.

The part that I can't quite get my head around is that whilst one remote can control dozens of devices, how does a person remember what buttons to press for each individual device?

It seems that you would need a very good memory to remember.
#5
reddit
Despite the high prices of these things they do seem to be quite popular, although I can't help but wonder whether a lowering of price may see them selling many more.
The part that I can't quite get my head around is that whilst one remote can control dozens of devices, how does a person remember what buttons to press for each individual device?
It seems that you would need a very good memory to remember.

It's quite simple and intuitive. For example, when setting up a "Watch TV" activity it asks you what device do you use to change volume (e.g. TV or AV Amp), what device you use to change channel (e.g. TV or TIVO) etc. It then assigns the IR signals to both the hard keys plus you can add commands to the display, such as icons for TV channels that you use frequently.
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Jedfordski
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Despite the high prices of these things they do seem to be quite popular, although I can't help but wonder whether a lowering of price may see them selling many more.
The part that I can't quite get my head around is that whilst one remote can control dozens of devices, how does a person remember what buttons to press for each individual device?
It seems that you would need a very good memory to remember.
It's quite simple and intuitive. For example, when setting up a "Watch TV" activity it asks you what device do you use to change volume (e.g. TV or AV Amp), what device you use to change channel (e.g. TV or TIVO) etc. It then assigns the IR signals to both the hard keys plus you can add commands to the display, such as icons for TV channels that you use frequently.

I can see what you mean for the simpler functions but I would imagine that it could get very complicated if you wanted to replicate all functionality built into a remote.
#7
They are useful but sometimes
Annoying as they don't always trigger the right settings or switch on devices etc or correct input
A lot of new remotes have Cec HDMI enabled so they should be able to control multiple devices
#8
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Jedfordski
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Despite the high prices of these things they do seem to be quite popular, although I can't help but wonder whether a lowering of price may see them selling many more.
The part that I can't quite get my head around is that whilst one remote can control dozens of devices, how does a person remember what buttons to press for each individual device?
It seems that you would need a very good memory to remember.
It's quite simple and intuitive. For example, when setting up a "Watch TV" activity it asks you what device do you use to change volume (e.g. TV or AV Amp), what device you use to change channel (e.g. TV or TIVO) etc. It then assigns the IR signals to both the hard keys plus you can add commands to the display, such as icons for TV channels that you use frequently.
I can see what you mean for the simpler functions but I would imagine that it could get very complicated if you wanted to replicate all functionality built into a remote.

It's no more complicated than pressing a button to select the device you want to control. Every command from your original remote is replicated, either through the touch-screen or physical buttons. Layout is customizable, so you can label and arrange keys how you see fit.

I wouldn't spend this sort of money for a 2-3 device setup, but when you start introducing AV receivers, lights, HDMI switches etc....being able to press "watch sky", "play ps4", "watch netflix" etc is a godsend.
#9
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Jedfordski
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Despite the high prices of these things they do seem to be quite popular, although I can't help but wonder whether a lowering of price may see them selling many more.
The part that I can't quite get my head around is that whilst one remote can control dozens of devices, how does a person remember what buttons to press for each individual device?
It seems that you would need a very good memory to remember.
It's quite simple and intuitive. For example, when setting up a "Watch TV" activity it asks you what device do you use to change volume (e.g. TV or AV Amp), what device you use to change channel (e.g. TV or TIVO) etc. It then assigns the IR signals to both the hard keys plus you can add commands to the display, such as icons for TV channels that you use frequently.
I can see what you mean for the simpler functions but I would imagine that it could get very complicated if you wanted to replicate all functionality built into a remote.

It really isn't and most devices these days can be controlled by a "menu" button and on screen display and follow a fixed format ie up, down, left, right, OK etc. After setting up activities it's rare to need to revert to an individual device. If this happens consistently then you can simply add that button to the screen and it's there for next time. Changing the speaker levels on my amp, for example, is one time I might need device specific buttons but it's a rare thing to do. Changing the surround sound mode though might be useful so I have it on the screen (although rarely do it also). Easy.
#10
steford
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Jedfordski
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Despite the high prices of these things they do seem to be quite popular, although I can't help but wonder whether a lowering of price may see them selling many more.
The part that I can't quite get my head around is that whilst one remote can control dozens of devices, how does a person remember what buttons to press for each individual device?
It seems that you would need a very good memory to remember.
It's quite simple and intuitive. For example, when setting up a "Watch TV" activity it asks you what device do you use to change volume (e.g. TV or AV Amp), what device you use to change channel (e.g. TV or TIVO) etc. It then assigns the IR signals to both the hard keys plus you can add commands to the display, such as icons for TV channels that you use frequently.
I can see what you mean for the simpler functions but I would imagine that it could get very complicated if you wanted to replicate all functionality built into a remote.
It really isn't and most devices these days can be controlled by a "menu" button and on screen display and follow a fixed format ie up, down, left, right, OK etc. After setting up activities it's rare to need to revert to an individual device. If this happens consistently then you can simply add that button to the screen and it's there for next time. Changing the speaker levels on my amp, for example, is one time I might need device specific buttons but it's a rare thing to do. Changing the surround sound mode though might be useful so I have it on the screen (although rarely do it also). Easy.

I have Panasonic Viera link and still find Harmony does a better job (sadly) Harmony remotes such as the 650 available for around £40 can control three activities (plus others on screen) and up to 8 devices. This is a premium remote, with premium features and if you compare it to the cost of a smart phone with a touch screen its cost is about aright for such a device. Remotes that are packaged with TVs etc are generally rubbish.

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