Logitech Harmony 555 Universal Remote Control - Under £40 @ Amazon
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Logitech Harmony 555 Universal Remote Control - Under £40 @ Amazon

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Found 9th Feb 2010Made hot 9th Feb 2010
Logitech® Harmony® 555 advanced universal remote simplifies your home entertainment, replacing up to 15 remotes with one reducing clutter and complexity in your living room. One-touch, activity-based control turns on the right devices in the right order getting you to your entertainment easier and faster than any other remote. And the interactive LCD with Help function makes it easy for everyone in the family to use. Supporting more than 225,000 devices from 5,000+ brands, you can be confident the Harmony remote can control whatever entertainment devices* you have today or buy tomorrow. (* = Devices with IR (infrared) capability).

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Ten quid cheaper than the 525. Good spot.

Original Poster

I have been an owner of the 525 for quite a while now but its finally died a slow death after all the button pushing over the years.

Hopefully this will do just as good a job. I think its quite a hot deal

hot! ordered mine..

Owner of 2 525s here (and friend with more gizmos has a 555) and can totally recommend, especially at this price! :thumbsup:

They are brilliant gizmos with excellent support by Logitech, although for optimum use you set them up via USB from your PC with complex sequences of codes to turn all your gizmos on in the right order and set them to the right input etc and although well wizard'ed, it can take a little fine tuning, but well worth making that effort!

Don't forget the Nectar eStores opportunity for a few pence back too!

MKD

g13ryj;7792333

I have been an owner of the 525 for quite a while now but its finally … I have been an owner of the 525 for quite a while now but its finally died a slow death after all the button pushing over the years.



Remember they currently have a Logitech 2 year warranty, and I had a feeling it was even longer when they first came out (though maybe not) - nothing to lose by checking with Logitech with your serial number anyway.

The worst they can do is tell you NOPE, the best is they replace it for you and you have only a brief phonecall and your time to lose

MKD

mk-donald;7793441

Remember they currently have a Logitech 2 year warranty, and I had a … Remember they currently have a Logitech 2 year warranty, and I had a feeling it was even longer when they first came out (though maybe not) - nothing to lose by checking with Logitech with your serial number anyway.




Logitech are pretty good, i've even heard rumours that they have replaced items beyond the warranty period. Which has just reminded me to do something...

I got one last month from Dixons at 44.99 to replace a 525 with a cracked LCD it was easy to transfer the settings with no hassle. They are also selling at £39.99 just now with a possibility of 3% Quidco. Can't understand why its £10 cheaper than 525 though.

Same price at Dixons ]here

Also 3% cashback through Quidco

Do these work with V+ boxes (cable sometimes has a different infra red signal.

Or do I need one of those red eye things?

Original Poster

mk-donald;7793441

Remember they currently have a Logitech 2 year warranty, and I had a … Remember they currently have a Logitech 2 year warranty, and I had a feeling it was even longer when they first came out (though maybe not) - nothing to lose by checking with Logitech with your serial number anyway.MKD



Oooh thanks. Might look into this.

good find! have some h and r

imaxst;7793501

Can't understand why its £10 cheaper than 525 though.


Yep it's bizarre - but it's been the norm for quite a while for the 555 marketplace to be more competitively priced.

Having one 525 already I wanted another, ie with the exact same key layout (for another room with new gizmos) and it took a bit of finding to blag a 525 at £39.99 (from Amazon 6 weeks ago) which was less than the 555s (which are a straight SUPERSET of the 525) at the time, but only just!

MKD

MBeeching;7793458

Logitech are pretty good, i've even heard rumours that they have replaced … Logitech are pretty good, i've even heard rumours that they have replaced items beyond the warranty period. Which has just reminded me to do something...



Yes - they replaced my 785 outside of the warranty period.

Banned

Thank you
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will this work with a sky hd box, samsung plasma and a sony surround sound- which has a dvd player built in?

The lag on these is unbearable! Love the remote to bits but the lag is a real joke. Anyone got any other recommendations for a remote?

pea6969;7793862

will this work with a sky hd box, samsung plasma and a sony surround … will this work with a sky hd box, samsung plasma and a sony surround sound- which has a dvd player built in?



This will work with pretty much every device out there, so long as it accepts Infrared inputs. You can use the logitech website to do a compatibility check and see if your device is on there.

And if by some coincidence, your device is not on the database, as long as you have an infrared remote for that device, you can teach it the commands, and get it working anyway.

So to summarise, it will work with any device as long as the device is on the database or you have an infrared remote for it.

wazzygib;7793566

Do these work with V+ boxes (cable sometimes has a different infra red … Do these work with V+ boxes (cable sometimes has a different infra red signal.Or do I need one of those red eye things?



Iv got a 525 & that works with my V+ box. So the 555 will work with it as well

Nice find

mrfun1981;7794142

Iv got a 525 & that works with my V+ box. So the 555 will work with it as … Iv got a 525 & that works with my V+ box. So the 555 will work with it as well



Thanks I may just take the plunge on this one.:thumbsup:

just to re-iterate all the comments on this post - it's a fantastic remote and i have had it now for about 3 years with no problems at all, controlling my lcd tv, projector, a/v receiver, xbox 360, etc. also, just so you know - even if your device is not on the logitech database but if you have an infrared remote for your device, then you can teach the logitech remote using the infrared receiver at the back.

mine has been used quite roughly, thrown around, dropped many times, etc etc and has still not failed on me!

Hot stuff, ordered one !

Ordered, have some heat!! How do I add reputation??

Will it replace my 6 remotes, which I have rubber banded together in sets of 3 like two handguns?

abulkasam;7794729

Will it replace my 6 remotes, which I have rubber banded together in sets … Will it replace my 6 remotes, which I have rubber banded together in sets of 3 like two handguns?


:w00t:

I currently have a Harmony One and a Harmony 885. I need to get another remote. Should I wait for a One or 885 to become available at a reasobable price again (£70) or go with this deal? Essentially they are all the same remote so is there a big difference in the build, button feel etc?

anyone had experiance with using one of these on XBMC software ? (HTPC)
(Windows Version)

Cheers

spectre;7794791

anyone had experiance with using one of these on XBMC software ? … anyone had experiance with using one of these on XBMC software ? (HTPC)(Windows Version)Cheers



My 515 works fine on my old XBOX wih XBMC, programmed as a XBOX remote. Might not be of much help.

Helluva price! Voted hot

mluton;7794843

My 515 works fine on my old XBOX wih XBMC, programmed as a XBOX remote. … My 515 works fine on my old XBOX wih XBMC, programmed as a XBOX remote. Might not be of much help.




yeh its a help thanks , i use an MSE remote atm for my HTPC and the green button lauches Windows media centre not XBMC ,

ill give it a try.with this one

If you want to check if their database ALREADY knows about your device then just visit
logitech.com/ind…,en
and follow the links there for "Show me that it works with my system "

When friends found their 555 didn't quite persuade their LG Plasma to switch to the corrent AV Input consistently every time as part of one of those fantastically convenient Activities - eg "Watch a Blu-ray" (ie TV on, Amp on, Blu-ray on, TV on right input, Amp on right input, etc etc) - as the manual/LG remote didn't provide for DIRECT selection of input, only relative selection... a phone call to local support didn't achieve a solution though tried a few ideas... so they escalated it their "global tech support" and within a couple of hours (not days/weeks) a phone call from Canada (from memory) came through and a guy spent 20-30 minutes solving it by downloading customised commands (and tweaking a few other things too while we were testing the solution). Absolutely TOP notch support = why I have no hesitation in recommending.

MKD

thanks so much guys!!!! I now got £40 less in my bank account!!

Banned

quite a hot deal

Dixons have sold out, so bought from Amazon. Heat added

wazzygib;7793566

Do these work with V+ boxes (cable sometimes has a different infra red … Do these work with V+ boxes (cable sometimes has a different infra red signal.Or do I need one of those red eye things?



Yes it works with our Virgin V+ Box

Bit of advice please guys.

I have about 5 or 6 remotes.

I understand that I could program a button to "play Xbox" and it would switch on my TV, change the source, switch on my amp, change the source, and switch on the Xbox. But if I was already watching TV, and I wanted to switch to the Xbox, the above sequence would turn off the TV - correct?

Is there any way around this (would it be a button for Xbox from scratch, and one for Xbox with TV already on)?

no1knows;7795088

Bit of advice please guys.I understand that I could program a button to … Bit of advice please guys.I understand that I could program a button to "play Xbox" and it would switch on my TV, change the source, switch on my amp, change the source, and switch on the Xbox. But if I was already watching TV, and I wanted to switch to the Xbox, the above sequence would turn off the TV - correct?Is there any way around this (would it be a button for Xbox from scratch, and one for Xbox with TV already on)?



The remote remembers the state of devices, so if you switch between activities that share a device then it will leave it alone and not power it off accidentally.

abulkasam;7794729

Will it replace my 6 remotes, which I have rubber banded together in sets … Will it replace my 6 remotes, which I have rubber banded together in sets of 3 like two handguns?



yes, but it will be nowhere as cool as your current setup!!:p

Hang on... not one post saying how these things are a waste of money? How you can buy AllinOnes in the Pound shop?

Are people finally realizing that if you WANT one of these, then this is bargain price?

hallejulah!

Xeijin;7793911

The lag on these is unbearable! Love the remote to bits but the lag is a … The lag on these is unbearable! Love the remote to bits but the lag is a real joke. Anyone got any other recommendations for a remote?



I got rid of the lag on my 885 by changing the repeat and delay options, you can do it when setting up the remote on your PC. Less repeats, less delay makes everything much faster.
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