Logitech Harmony one  - £74.37 delivered from Amazon
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Logitech Harmony one - £74.37 delivered from Amazon

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Found 13th Jul 2011
For those who have missed the recent offer for Harmony One, Amazon has now reduced the price to £74.37. This is the lowest I have seen at Amazon for Harmony one over the past year or so.

I have Harmony 555 and just ordered the other deal at the weekend which is no longer available.

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Good deal, paid £100 a couple of months ago and havent looked back
Bought mine from Amazon last week at £81.35 so emailed them for the difference back. It is by far the best remote i have ever had. love the touch window.
Banned
good deal, heat added
Good price but it's a shame it has no physical colour buttons which you really need for Sky+. Hopefully they'll release a new version that's cheaper than the Logitech Harmony 900 which has them.
I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.
What is a luxury to you IS a necessity to others. My wife can control the AV system without my help because of our Harmony remote.
Super-hot. Ordered and heat added. Thanks!
Good deal, and a great product as I've eliminated 6 remotes with this device. Get some infrared plug sockets and you can automate an awful lot of stuff going on/off at the same time.

I've even got my tower fan (which has a remote as well) programmed into it so I can control on/off, speed and rotation

If you're sick of having lots of remotes kicking around, this is a great product.
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.



Luxury to you is a neccessity to me, I have a Harmony 885 that controls my Onkyo amp, SkyHD box, Panasonic BluRay player, Popcorn Hour media tank, XBox 360, Pioneer Plasma. Instead of having 6 items lying around i have 1, i have no need for 6 sets of batteries, no need to go hunting for 6 items that undoubtedly my toddlers would hide. I press one button on my one remote control that turns on my Plasma, my Amp, my SkyHD, sets the Plasmas media box to the correct channel, and sets the amp to the correct input.
If you have one single remote for your TV then yes its probably not necessary but for me & many others it is.
If anyone plans on using with with Windows Media Centre, it's worth noting that there is some slight lag in menu navigation. It's no big problem, but it is a bit annoying. In fact if anyone knows of a way to sort it please let me know.
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.



If you take that point of view then 85% of the stuff posted here falls into that catagory. Should we shut this site down now then? If someone chooses to spend £75 on a remote then that's their business.
hmmmm I want one but do I need one :s
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.


I understand what you mean, but I'll use my wife as an example. She's a complete technophobe whilst at the same time I'm the exact opposite. There's no way she would be able to watch a film on a usb stick in the media player or something blu-ray on the PS3 without one. Having to set the TV/HTS on all the different inputs would be too much. After setting it up she can just press 'watch sky/watch blu-ray/watch media player' and one click switches on and sets up all the equipment on the correct channels and inputs.
jbarnett

If anyone plans on using with with Windows Media Centre, it's worth … If anyone plans on using with with Windows Media Centre, it's worth noting that there is some slight lag in menu navigation. It's no big problem, but it is a bit annoying. In fact if anyone knows of a way to sort it please let me know.



Have you tried going into the Logitech software and changing the input delays?
americanv8

Luxury to you is a neccessity to me, I have a Harmony 885 that controls … Luxury to you is a neccessity to me, I have a Harmony 885 that controls my Onkyo amp, SkyHD box, Panasonic BluRay player, Popcorn Hour media tank, XBox 360, Pioneer Plasma. Instead of having 6 items lying around i have 1, i have no need for 6 sets of batteries, no need to go hunting for 6 items that undoubtedly my toddlers would hide. I press one button on my one remote control that turns on my Plasma, my Amp, my SkyHD, sets the Plasmas media box to the correct channel, and sets the amp to the correct input. If you have one single remote for your TV then yes its probably not necessary but for me & many others it is.



Absolutely, just bought the Harmony 1100, I like you I have replaced 6/7 other remotes, as you say not a luxury but a neccessity!

Edited by: "mr-big-d" 14th Jul 2011
harmonys are utterly brilliant, but i dont think you need to pay this much as the cheaper ones around the £40 mark do more then enough for most.
still this is a gd price for this model.
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.



Ok, well lets list out the recent deals you have added, and measure those against your yardstick of necessity relative to the fact that families in the world are starving :-

Bikes from Halfords?
Acer Aspire Laptop?
CK Obsession?
Camera Phone?
CK Escape for Men?
Rucksack?
Another Laptop?

Which of these would a starving family prefer to food for the next three months?
lozzadude

Good price but it's a shame it has no physical colour buttons which you … Good price but it's a shame it has no physical colour buttons which you really need for Sky+. Hopefully they'll release a new version that's cheaper than the Logitech Harmony 900 which has them.


I just programmed four physical button to be the coloured buttons when watching Sky, it's not hard to remember the order once it's done. In fact I don't think I'd every really looked for the colours on the Sky remote, you just know where they are!
You can also buy a separate Logitech PS3 dongle, so that you can control the PS3 as well. It's a bit expensive at £30, but it does put the cherry on top of the set up.
Very tempted by this. Just an observation the first 3 reviews on Amazon were written in 2008, is this an old model or something?

Edit, actually just noticed those first few reviews were ones voted most useful, page 2 has loads of recent reviews.
Edited by: "Jimmyboy" 14th Jul 2011
Scottola

I just programmed four physical button to be the coloured buttons when … I just programmed four physical button to be the coloured buttons when watching Sky, it's not hard to remember the order once it's done. In fact I don't think I'd every really looked for the colours on the Sky remote, you just know where they are!



How did you go about that? The One only has two physical buttons that I could think of that would not be already used - + and E at the bottom of the remote.
Would be interested to see your button map as I find the touch screen ones a bit of a mess other than for more detailed menus that you dont use very often
is odd that they dont have coloured buttons. my 555 does and they are pretty useful tbh.
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.



it better for complicated set ups with 5 inputs like mine
(pc, blu ray, xbox, cable box and ipod)

with then differant audio inputs

it sends the appropriate signals at the touch of a single button

and it can learn any signal from a remote and control any number of things including lights etc

i'd much rather have that for £85 odd quid than replace 1 of my 7 remotes (most of which you'd struggle to find to start with)

people need to stop being so narrow minded, besides its not a complete niche product like chocolate covered roaches or whatever
Jimmyboy

Very tempted by this. Just an observation the first 3 reviews on Amazon … Very tempted by this. Just an observation the first 3 reviews on Amazon were written in 2008, is this an old model or something?Edit, actually just noticed those first few reviews were ones voted most useful, page 2 has loads of recent reviews.



It has been out for a few years, but there isn't a replacement model out (aside from the 900, much more expensive with RF) and it is really, really good. Had mine for over a year, it's never skipped a beat, my only issue is the bad IR receiver on my receiver, which can make changing inputs on it a pain (have to point it straight at the receiver).

yubious

is odd that they dont have coloured buttons. my 555 does and they are … is odd that they dont have coloured buttons. my 555 does and they are pretty useful tbh.



It's the only thing it's missing. The colours are onscreen ones, but too many people (myself excluded TBH) use them frequently for that to be good enough. The 900 has buttons too.


Edited by: "gbmcginty" 14th Jul 2011
I have had one of these for 2yrs now and would not go back. Prior to this I had a 525 and after 14 months the dedicated coloured keys started sticking and became virtually useless for sky+HD box. Having coloured keys on the touchscreen there is no such issue.
I purchased this from Amazon for £99 about 2 months ago. D'oh!
Heat added
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.


What twaddle, I suppose you drink or smoke or run a car or have internet access, perhaps a smartphone or a laptop , all luxury's. O.k it does not appeal to you but everyone has different tastes. My little Hyundai gets me around so why do people buy expensive cars such as Mercedes.
Answer that one.
meh
poormans philips pronto
jpieter

Bought mine from Amazon last week at £81.35 so emailed them for the … Bought mine from Amazon last week at £81.35 so emailed them for the difference back. It is by far the best remote i have ever had. love the touch window.



Do Amazon still give the difference back, I thought they'd stopped it a while back?
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.



I'm surprised you've even got the internet as surely its a luxury you could live without.....

These remotes are superb, ours controls our Sony surround, tv, PS3, Sky HD and Apple tv replacing 5 remotes with 1. For me thats a luxury thats worth every penny.
steviecross

What twaddle, I suppose you drink or smoke or run a car or have internet … What twaddle, I suppose you drink or smoke or run a car or have internet access, perhaps a smartphone or a laptop , all luxury's. O.k it does not appeal to you but everyone has different tastes. My little Hyundai gets me around so why do people buy expensive cars such as Mercedes.Answer that one.



Come on now. Claiming to have a Hyundai is stretching the point a little
steviecross

What twaddle, I suppose you drink or smoke or run a car or have internet … What twaddle, I suppose you drink or smoke or run a car or have internet access, perhaps a smartphone or a laptop , all luxury's. O.k it does not appeal to you but everyone has different tastes. My little Hyundai gets me around so why do people buy expensive cars such as Mercedes.Answer that one.



Because Hyundais are crap?


Now the disclaimer for those with no sense of humour - I actually don't think Hyundais are crap and would consider one myself for my next car. It was just a joke, though I'm sure someone won't read this and will go all foamy-mouthed with righteous indignation.
I've seen these at the £100 mark for a while so def a good deal.
[/quote]Because Hyundais are crap? ;)Now the disclaimer for those with no sense of humour - I actually don't think Hyundais are crap and would consider one myself for my next car. It was just a joke, though I'm sure someone won't read this and will go all foamy-mouthed with righteous indignation.[/quote]

Not as good as my last car Toyota but hey they have a five year warranty and low tax along with good petrol consumption.
Amazing piece of kit. Like previous posters - my life is easier with this. My kids 6 and 4 can work it. They press watch tv and it switches on the tv, the sound system and sky box and sets it to all the right channels. So no more 6.30 wake up calls on a sunday morning to say "dad the tv's not working".

Hot
I have a Harmony 885 and couldn't live without it. Always wanted the 1100, but am now waiting for an android smartphone addon, like RedEye or Dijit - ideally one that works via wireless network.

Excellent price for a great remote. Couple of years ago I was one of those people who would have groaned at people who spend money on fancy, expensive remotes - but you will never appreciate its usefulness unless you have the need for it.

bobbler

How did you go about that? The One only has two physical buttons that I … How did you go about that? The One only has two physical buttons that I could think of that would not be already used - + and E at the bottom of the remote.Would be interested to see your button map as I find the touch screen ones a bit of a mess other than for more detailed menus that you dont use very often



I only use the green and yellow buttons for SKY so have programmed those 2 buttons for that. Need to program a button for red now that I have got Anytime+
This is nice but has no real benifit over the cheaper models so it confuses me why anyone would buy this. Still giving heat as it's the best price.
raven

I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically … I still cant understand how anyone can pay so much for what is basically a remote control. There seems to be no boundaries for luxuries which eventually become 'necessities'. There are whole families in parts of the world who can survive for couple of months on what this remote control costs.



I agree it is expensive for what it is, a remote control. But consider what it does. If it saves you 3 minutes setting something up each time you watch TV or a film or play a game, then it probably saves you 10-15 minutes a day. In a year that is 70 or 80 hours of your free time saved. Is you free time worth more than £1 per hour to you? If so, the remote is beneficial to you. And if it last longer than a year, then it costs even less per use.

People use gadgets to automate many things in life to save themselves time. Why get a dishwasher, when you can wash up yourself. Why get a car when you can get the bus and walk?
Scottola

You can also buy a separate Logitech PS3 dongle, so that you can control … You can also buy a separate Logitech PS3 dongle, so that you can control the PS3 as well. It's a bit expensive at £30, but it does put the cherry on top of the set up.



It also requires its own mains power socket which can put more pressure on the 'christmas tree' of multi-gang sockets usually found behind the A/V gear :-) It does work really well though.

A cheaper alternative is to get one of those cheap IR remote controls for PS3 that the likes of Game sell. They come with a USB IR Dongle that you can set the Harmony up to use. You can't power on the PS3 from the remote with it though, unlike the proper logitech device. But they can be had for less than a tenner and don't require a power socket.


Great remote - I highly recommend it. Only real drawback is the lack of colour buttons on the phyiscal keypad. You can put them on the touchscreen but it's not as nice as having the proper keys. Not the end of the world though.
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