Logitech Harmony One - Advanced Universal Remote Control - £79.99 Delivered - Amazon
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Logitech Harmony One - Advanced Universal Remote Control - £79.99 Delivered - Amazon

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Found 20th Oct 2008
I know this is going to get some cold votes, but what the hell!
Expensive for a remote but it is a great piece of kit and a good saving!
Been waiting for this to drop in price, was £107.46 now £79.99 delivered!

* Advanced remote control with full-colour touch screen for your home entertainment system
* Full-colour touch screen provides easy, one-touch access to activities
* Sculpted backlit buttons allow you to navigate easily - even in the dark
* Replaces up to 15 remotes, reducing clutter and complexity in the living room
* The ergonomic shape fits comfortably in your hand
* The rechargeable remote eliminates the worry about changing batteries
* 2-year guarantee
* Full product support

48 Comments

I have the older 885 and can't fault it. This is meant to be even better.
Voted HOT

Editor

Thanks Deano37

I've added an image and direct link to your post, we always try to include these when posting deals.

Hot, great remote. I've got an 885 and love it. As you say it'll get cold votes, primarily from folks who don't understand what benefits it offers over a standard universal remote.

Have the 525 (I think) and a brilliant remote. The way it can control devices and create button macros has to been seen to appreciate it. I have several defined that its creates based on the brands/models of kit you select. Watch SkyHD does just that. It turns the SkyHD box on waits, turns the TV on, selects the right TV input, and turns the home cinema amp on. If I want to listen to a CD, it nows to turn the SkyHD box and TV but leave the amp on but switch the amp input to CD/DVD player, whereas if I selected watch CD initially it knows it needs to turn that on too. In essence it remembers what has and hasn't been switched on and what input source each device is on an alters the macros as it runs them to suit. Most learning remotes with macro features don't do this and hence you end up toggling stuff off when you wanted it on and vice-versa.

However, this ones looks to be even better.

can it be programed, so when u turn on the tv, it also turns on ur surround system, aswell as the right ext channel?

I've got the Harmony 555 but if I didn't I'd definately buy this, brilliant remote control and Logitech customer service is fantastic.

mrbg07546;3244419

can it be programed, so when u turn on the tv, it also turns on ur … can it be programed, so when u turn on the tv, it also turns on ur surround system, aswell as the right ext channel?



Yup

mrbg07546;3244419

can it be programed, so when u turn on the tv, it also turns on ur … can it be programed, so when u turn on the tv, it also turns on ur surround system, aswell as the right ext channel?



Yes, and lots more.

You may not even need to define them youselves as logitech website that you hook it up to via usb creates all the popular macros for you, so already had "Watch SkyHD", "Listen to CD", "Play Xbox360", "Watch a Film" (I have a projector too) all that are tailored automatically by the website prior to downloading into the remote. If you want to configure a button to do something specific just look it up, an assign it to that button. None of that looking up codes or pointing you original remote at a learning remote to copy the IR pattern to do this

I have the 525, (£40) and its quite creaky (makes a creaking noise when you use it sometimes!) but it is great. The nice thing about it is the way it deals with the ext on my TV, as normally i have to scroll through them to get to one, whereas this just switches straight to it.

£129.99 at Richer Sounds, so seems a good price

Can this be programmed to be a Media Centre PC remote too.

I love harmony remotes and have 3 of them already.

I would love to get this remote as in most aspects its a fantastic bit of kit. However the lack of colour buttons means that I refuse to buy it. Yes there are work arounds etc but they use up the screen meaning it becomes a faff on. For sky the buttons are used a lot. Why the couldn;t release a UK version of this is beyond me.

As soon as logitech purchased harmony it was only a matter of time before they started dumbing down and pimping up the products. See the equally faffy harmony 1000 as an example. Such a shame as the earlier remotes were much better. They need to get back to what made them the best remotes, simple to use, hard buttons quality products. I dread to think about what they are dreaming up for the new batch of harmonys.

I have an 885 at it is the best thing since sliced bread.

I won't be going for this though, as for some reason, Logitech decided to ingore the European Market this time and remove the Colour Buttons. Colour buttons are a must for anyone with Sky. They can be put on the top screen, but it's not ideal.

cralittlewood;3244712

Can this be programmed to be a Media Centre PC remote too.



Yes, and you can check the compatibility of all your equipment ]here

Even if something isn't on the list you'll be able to manually program the remote to work it, I wouldn'd swap mine for anything

Managed to get myself a Harmony 895 on ebay for £81! Best thing ever!!!

Fantastic price!

I'm even tempted to upgrade from my 885... :oops:

- £80 for a remote, you must be mad.
- You must have more money than sense.
- I got a remote free with my TV.
- It does exactly the same as my free remote.

That gets most of the stupid comments out of the way in one go....should save other people some time.

Voted hot, great product, great price. Good find OP.

I never even thought about looking for the coloured buttons - damn, that makes it a non-starter for me then being a sky HD person. Damn, was looking forward to getting this to replace my 885. Oh well. :-(

Babbabooey;3244908

I never even thought about looking for the coloured buttons - damn, that … I never even thought about looking for the coloured buttons - damn, that makes it a non-starter for me then being a sky HD person. Damn, was looking forward to getting this to replace my 885. Oh well. :-(



One of the customers on amazon website wrpte on his review:

Some reviews mention that the remote does not have the coloured buttons … Some reviews mention that the remote does not have the coloured buttons Sky users need, they are correct that there are no coloured physical buttons. When you bring up you Sky 'device' or are performing an activity which uses it, by pressing the 'command' button on the screen brings up 4 large coloured buttons - it works great.

Will this control my PS3 with this?

It's a remote control =/

Lazy F*ckers... and with the amount of time spent on here, some of you must be getting really fat.

Disgusting.


lolz... but seriously, it does seem like a lot money when you could just get out of your chair =]

Njay;3244472

Yes, and lots more.You may not even need to define them youselves as … Yes, and lots more.You may not even need to define them youselves as logitech website that you hook it up to via usb creates all the popular macros for you, so already had "Watch SkyHD", "Listen to CD", "Play Xbox360", "Watch a Film" (I have a projector too) all that are tailored automatically by the website prior to downloading into the remote. If you want to configure a button to do something specific just look it up, an assign it to that button. None of that looking up codes or pointing you original remote at a learning remote to copy the IR pattern to do this



The thing I really like about them is the 'intelligence' it has. (for folks who haven't got one).... If you set it to turn on your TV, then amp, then sky box or something if you then have a button set up to 'watch a dvd' or similar it will intelligently know that for those actions it requires the TV and amp on, and leave them on, switching only the input, and switch the skybox off and put the DVD player on.

It;s fantastic in reality, it means I have one remote (which sits in a nice docking bay to keep it charged) vs 7 (yes seven!) to control everything! The only things these don't control are the PS3 as it's bluetooth.

Tuma;3245123

Will this control my PS3 with this?



No, this uses infra red signals and the PS3 is bluetooth.

I've got the 555 and it's a great bit of kit. When I first got it some dust got in through the USB port and was on the screen and I couldn't get it out. One call to Logitech and a replacement item was couriered out to me. So now I have 2 555's unfortunately the Logitech software has locked the first remote from being updated but as long as you don't change your equipment the first one still works. Wish I'd added the equipment for upstairs to it before I'd called tech support. :whistling:

Magurdrac;3245136

It's a remote control =/Lazy F*ckers... and with the amount of time spent … It's a remote control =/Lazy F*ckers... and with the amount of time spent on here, some of you must be getting really fat.Disgusting.lolz... but seriously, it does seem like a lot money when you could just get out of your chair =]



£70 vs teach the mrs how to change inputs on the amp and which HDMI needs to be on for a DVD or a Blu-Ray or Sky HD etc etc... It was a simple choice. :thumbsup:

Magurdrac;3245136

It's a remote control =/Lazy F*ckers... and with the amount of time spent … It's a remote control =/Lazy F*ckers... and with the amount of time spent on here, some of you must be getting really fat.Disgusting.lolz... but seriously, it does seem like a lot money when you could just get out of your chair =]



How many pieces of tech do you know has all the features available from the unit itself. My Samsung TV's don't even switch off at the front of the TV, they only go to standby!

Scorpion;3245197

£70 vs teach the mrs how to change inputs on the amp and which HDMI needs … £70 vs teach the mrs how to change inputs on the amp and which HDMI needs to be on for a DVD or a Blu-Ray or Sky HD etc etc... It was a simple choice. :thumbsup:



Until something blocks the signal and the remote then incorrectly "remembers" what is on and what isn't

My 885 can be a pain in the butt sometimes, but that's also as much to do with my centre speaker slightly blocking the IR receiver on my Pana plasma.

We have one of these to control our home cinema system.
Works a treat, and does exactly what it says on the tin !
And an absolute bargain at that price

For some strange reason it takes a lot of tweaking to get my Harmony 785 to work with my Logitech 5500 speakers which is strange since they are noth made by the same company!

I've got the 525 and hated it at first...well, hated it for about a year.
It never seemed to do exactly what I wanted it to do - activity "Watch Sky+" would have it switching sky on, but not the TV. "Watch DVD on Philips" would have it swtiching them both on, but not putting the telly on HDMI1. "Watch Media Centre" would leave it only controlling the media centre, and not the telly.

But I got got a firmware update last week, along with an update for the TV, and it does seem to be working fine now and doing what I expected a year ago. But I'd say "beware" - they take a lot of fiddling around with, and might not operate everything perfectly.

And noticed this doesn't have the colour buttons - which is a bit ****.

I have the 885 and its great.

And the reasoning for use (beyond it being simple to control everything with the press of one button) is not needing for a remote for everything so you don't have so much clutter.

These days you have remotes for:
-TV
-Sky/Virgin box
-DVD Player
-Amp
-Xbox 360
-Ps3 (with IR add on)
-Wii

etc etc. Lots of remotes cluttering the side. This replaces them all. One for all's are a pain in the ****, generally cost quite a lot lose settings. This is all done on your pc, on screen and it remembers your controls forever.

And if you upgrade you Logitech remote you transfer settings to the new remote and away you go...

My Logitech surround sound speakers seem to use the same frequenct for volume as my Humax 9200 does for channel changing... which is irritating... will this combat that, or am i destined to spend my life listening to channel 3 on high volume and 2 on low?!

Ugh!

(Little off topic but... thinking about selling the 9200 and getting playtv to combat this... good idea?!)

Magurdrac;3245136

It's a remote control =/Lazy F*ckers... and with the amount of time spent … It's a remote control =/Lazy F*ckers... and with the amount of time spent on here, some of you must be getting really fat.Disgusting.lolz... but seriously, it does seem like a lot money when you could just get out of your chair =]



twit

replaces multiple remotes to one

does macro commands

complex installs could require10+ commands depending on the activity with lots of commands

this RC can give you access to more commands than your specific remote for the same product (discrete commands)

sometimes the wife/child does not know all the equipment required to work

... this remote simplifies it

think more about potential uses and not just the way you would use it

...using an oven is lazy you could build a pit fire in the garden

nice one mrm3!!

can anyone tell me what u gain from this above the 525 which is going for about £45 at the mo...

got this one .for £ 70 from Amazon. it s not great believe me .. what can i say ? it s not smart enough ... it does not actually know if the TV is On or Off . if u are watching sky and u want to play xbox for example , it will think that u ve just come home and it will turn the TV off ( thinking it s off ) ... sensitivity is a bit 2 high ... and many other problems ... mainly related to a very low IQ .. if u have great expectations , then dont .. it ll break ur heart

eshtal;3246208

got this one .for £ 70 from Amazon. it s not great believe me .. what … got this one .for £ 70 from Amazon. it s not great believe me .. what can i say ? it s not smart enough ... it does not actually know if the TV is On or Off . if u are watching sky and u want to play xbox for example , it will think that u ve just come home and it will turn the TV off ( thinking it s off ) ... sensitivity is a bit 2 high ... and many other problems ... mainly related to a very low IQ .. if u have great expectations , then dont .. it ll break ur heart



Sensitivity too high? How can it be too high? :?

You can adjust the delays if that's causing problems.

Of course it doesn't know what state the TV etc. are in if you're doing them manually! Is it supposed to have telepathic functionality? You're supposed to control everything with these remotes. If you go switching something manually with another remote or by the buttons on the equipment itself then of course it won't know what you've done! With my 885 I come in, hit the power switch at the wall and pick an activity I want from the remote and go from there. It remembers what I choose so it knows what to change for the next activity.

Warning: user needs decent IQ to properly use one of these remotes

Tuma;3245123

Will this control my PS3 with this?



No sadly it doesnt have bluetooth needed for PS3 control. You can buy a dongle to go on your PS3, but its a bit of a faff to set up.

Need a remote tat also does bluetooth for PS3. Pity. What else is out there that does bluetooth?

been after one of these for a while - now the price is right - ordered!
:thumbsup:

PoisonJam;3246792

Sensitivity too high? How can it be too high? :?You can adjust the delays … Sensitivity too high? How can it be too high? :?You can adjust the delays if that's causing problems.Of course it doesn't know what state the TV etc. are in if you're doing them manually! Is it supposed to have telepathic functionality? You're supposed to control everything with these remotes. If you go switching something manually with another remote or by the buttons on the equipment itself then of course it won't know what you've done! With my 885 I come in, hit the power switch at the wall and pick an activity I want from the remote and go from there. It remembers what I choose so it knows what to change for the next activity.Warning: user needs decent IQ to properly use one of these remotes



:-D maby it s me .. lol .... come on, the problem with this one that it does not remember what it did last .. so if u wanna switch activities from watching Sky to Playing Xbox ,it will not remember that the TV is actually on and it will try to turn it on ( OFF ) .... i adjusted the delay times 10 times so far and it s still 2 sensitive with SKY .... what i am saying is : yes it s a universal Remote control but .... do not expect more than that ... u do not have this exact model , otherwise i would ve kindly ask u for the delay time setings .. Thanx anyway

eshtal;3248257

:-D maby it s me .. lol .... come on, the problem with this one that it … :-D maby it s me .. lol .... come on, the problem with this one that it does not remember what it did last .. so if u wanna switch activities from watching Sky to Playing Xbox ,it will not remember that the TV is actually on and it will try to turn it on ( OFF ) .... i adjusted the delay times 10 times so far and it s still 2 sensitive with SKY .... what i am saying is : yes it s a universal Remote control but .... do not expect more than that ... u do not have this exact model , otherwise i would ve kindly ask u for the delay time setings .. Thanx anyway



Yes it is you.

The remote does know what is on or off, but only if you use the remote for everything. That's the whole single selling point for the harmony remotes. If you choose not to use it properly then its you who has the problem.

It is really very very simple. I suggest you read the instructions.
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