Logitech harmony one universal remote £49.99 at richer sounds
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Logitech harmony one universal remote £49.99 at richer sounds

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Found 25th Oct 2012
With control of up to 15 devices and one-touch activity controls, this is the remote you may ever need.

It's listed as a clearance item so as usual, rd caveat that they may be incomplete. From past experience, this usually isn't the case
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does this have RF remote controls too or is that the plus version?
An otherwise fantastic remote, crippled by the lack of red-green-yellow-blue buttons for interactive services....

very good price though....
Edited by: "bradford_dr" 25th Oct 2012
bradford_dr

An otherwise fantastic remote, crippled by the lack of … An otherwise fantastic remote, crippled by the lack of red-green-yellow-blue buttons for interactive services....very good price though....



Yeah, that is a little annoying. I have mine on the screen though as they are customisable.
bothered

does this have RF remote controls too or is that the plus version?



Neither this or the Plus have RF. You need the 900
Cracking price for a great remote
I've got the 900 - Apart from the RF and Coloured buttons, this is very similar. Great remote. Great deal!
I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, Xbox, sky, iPod dock, Tv, onkyo surround sound? All of just this?
Kaj

Yes
Kaj

I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, … I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, Xbox, sky, iPod dock, Tv, onkyo surround sound? All of just this?


Yes, but it can be a pain to set up. The software is a **** of ****. If you are lucky, you have to do a lot (!) of clicking, and then it works. If you are unlucky, it does not work, and then it gets really ugly.

Great product, but hampered by absolutely terrible software to configure it.
Kaj

Check on the logitech site for devices covered. Even if the device isnt on the list you can get the remote to learn the commands from your devices remote

Still baffled why people moan about lack of rbgy buttons. Living in the dark ages. Cant remember last time i needed to use them
Kaj

Yes
Kaj

Check on the logitech site for devices covered. Even if the device isnt on the list you can get the remote to learn the commands from your devices remote

Still baffled why people moan about lack of rbgy buttons. Living in the dark ages. Cant remember last time i needed to use them
Mr puddington

The software is sort of ok once you get used to it but agree the software is dire
Kaj

Check on the logitech site for devices covered. Even if the device isnt on the list you can get the remote to learn the commands from your devices remote

Still baffled why people moan about lack of rbgy buttons. Living in the dark ages. Cant remember last time i needed to use them
bradford_dr

An otherwise fantastic remote, crippled by the lack of … An otherwise fantastic remote, crippled by the lack of red-green-yellow-blue buttons for interactive services....very good price though....



Hardly "crippled" when you just stick them on the touch screen.
This is a hot deal. The red green yellow blue thing is a bit annoying but if you have av kit the ability to switch multiple units including tv source with one press far outweighs the non tactile button issues
steford

Hardly "crippled" when you just stick them on the touch screen.



Yes , easily added onto the screen using customised buttons.
bradford_dr

An otherwise fantastic remote, crippled by the lack of … An otherwise fantastic remote, crippled by the lack of red-green-yellow-blue buttons for interactive services....very good price though....



It doesnt have hard buttons true, but you can get those buttons on the touch screen, they even have nice pictures to make it clear.


The Logitech software isnt that bad to use for the basic stuff, but does take some playing to get it perfect but the point is, you can get it perfect. Mine replaced about 5 controllers, I just press one button and it turns on my TV/STB/Surround sound etc, puts them all on the right settings. When I want to play on the Xbox, I press one button again and it turns off the STB, turns on the Xbox, changes to the other HDMI channel on the TV etc. If it wasnt for this controller, I'd have 5 other controllers laying around. Now I only have one.

You can also create custom combos/marcos, I have one setup for the movie channel pass key. I just press one button and it types in my code and presses ok for me.
Software boils my ****
Well I am not voting cold... But not understand why I should have to pay £50 for universal remote control? I got mine from pouland for £1 and anyway never been used??
Kaj

I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, … I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, Xbox, sky, iPod dock, Tv, onkyo surround sound? All of just this?



You'll be able to control things that use infrared like most TVs and Sky, but you need an adapter for the PS3 as it doesn't have built in IR (only bluetooth which is how the Sony PS3 remote works): link
Edited by: "Jimmy2K4X" 25th Oct 2012
Had one of these for years, and rarely need the true remotes ....and if ever... they always, rather irritatingly need new batteries!
A sad but true testament to their lack of prominence since the H1

I bought at £99 a long time back ....and people thought I was mad .............till they saw me sweep away every other remote, including lighting and camera, into my cupboard.

Just one....."touch sensitive" press onto an icon of my choosing, awakes the necessary gadgetry, and takes me to where I want.

Look Here For Icons

I can't recommend it enough - Oh and Logitech support .......Have been most helpful on the rare occasions I have needed them.
Edited by: "kinell" 25th Oct 2012
Kaj

I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, … I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, Xbox, sky, iPod dock, Tv, onkyo surround sound? All of just this?



Not the ps3. You need an extra bit if kit called something like harmony ps3 adaptor. These are £35 on amazon.
A total of 13 remotes UK wide according to the stock page.
Kaj

I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, … I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, Xbox, sky, iPod dock, Tv, onkyo surround sound? All of just this?

yes you can control the whole lot. I have my remote controling sky, amp, tv, etc
who pays £50 for a universal remote.

Sure it may be abel to give you a mini HUD for your TV but this site is more about bargains! Why waste so much money!!!
steford

Hardly "crippled" when you just stick them on the touch screen.



I use the touch screen on mine for other functions, like bringing up the recorded programs and PIPon my humax box, also, if you put them on the screen, they don't line-up like they should to match with red-button services....

still, like I said, this is still a very good price.
FlippingTop

who pays £50 for a universal remote.Sure it may be abel to give you a … who pays £50 for a universal remote.Sure it may be abel to give you a mini HUD for your TV but this site is more about bargains! Why waste so much money!!!



I bought mine at £99 .....this is cheaper, and its an ace product. Its sort of a Hot UK Deal in my mind ...being 50% cheaper than ............earlier !
The other thing I would say, is that at RRP, this is a bit of a rip-off....

I had a harmony 895, unlimited no of devices, the only advantage of this to a harmony 650/700 (besides the cheaper remotes having the coloured hard-buttons) is this supports more devices, a purely arbitrary decision by logitech, as I 'upgraded' my 895 to a 650, which has 9 devices on it despite only officially supporting 5 or 6.
hafizpatel

yes you can control the whole lot. I have my remote controling sky, … yes you can control the whole lot. I have my remote controling sky, amp, tv, etc



And Virgin Media Tivo box..
FlippingTop

who pays £50 for a universal remote.Sure it may be abel to give you a … who pays £50 for a universal remote.Sure it may be abel to give you a mini HUD for your TV but this site is more about bargains! Why waste so much money!!!



Said like someone who either has no need for it, or has never used it.

I have three harmony remotes, with this, my 3 year old can switch on the TV, amplifier and Bluray player, change the TV to HDMI 2 and my amp to DVD and the surround mode to the correct one, all with one button.

More importantly, they can turn it all off again with one other buton.
for £50 i would rather reach for a 2nd/3rd remote...
Typical I was in newcastle last week (where they have stock) and there isn't a richer sounds near me let alone with stock. I really want to buy one too.

Can't beleive we still get people posting the usual crap about these being overpriced! Excellent devices for anyone with proper AV set up plus blu-ray Xbox/ps3, TiVO/Sky.
bradford_dr

The other thing I would say, is that at RRP, this is a bit of a … The other thing I would say, is that at RRP, this is a bit of a rip-off....I had a harmony 895, unlimited no of devices, the only advantage of this to a harmony 650/700 (besides the cheaper remotes having the coloured hard-buttons) is this supports more devices, a purely arbitrary decision by logitech, as I 'upgraded' my 895 to a 650, which has 9 devices on it despite only officially supporting 5 or 6.



One thing I have read about this scenario (so please take with a pinch of salt) is if you change a device you will not be able to add it to the remote, even in replace of the old device until you bring the total number of devices down to the supported number.

I love my One - use it to control my TV, amp, Sky, Blu-ray, stereo, alarm clock, air cooler and my WMC HTPC - definitely wouldnt like to think what my room would be like with all the original remotes, or changing from doing one thing to another. I do plan to get a PS3 adapter at some point as well.

Tempted to grab one at this price, but my first is still going strong and only cost me £20 as I got it as a warranty replacement for a 525.
FlippingTop

for £50 i would rather reach for a 2nd/3rd remote...



4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th and so on........
Kaj

I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, … I'm a noob when it comes to these. Will I be able to control all my ps3, Xbox, sky, iPod dock, Tv, onkyo surround sound? All of just this?



Yes, but you will need the PS3 bluetooth to IR adopter which is usualy around the £30 > £50 mark.
bradford_dr

Said like someone who either has no need for it, or has never used it.



I completely agree, i got a 515 for £20 to make my life easier and actually ended up with my setup expanding beyond the 5 devices. I was reluctant but grabbed a H1 when they were on offer for £80 and never looked back once it was set up. Handed my 515 on to my parents and they love it. It's the best home cinema gadget i own, if it doesn't all work first time you press the help button and it walks you through the problem. It's much much simpler to say "press the watch dvd button" than trying to explain to other people that to watch a film you need to use one lg remote to mute the TV and set it to x input, then on the remote that says onkyo use Y input and then on the other lg remote control the movie and juggle the remote for volume and film control.

Still you need a geek in the house to set the thing up in the first place, logitechs software sucks and you end up fumbling your way through it, but when its finished it's worth it and makes your ridiculous AV rig simple for everyone
I paid £130 for mine a few years back and thought I'd gotten a good deal at that price but at £50 this is a steal! It can take some time to set up and like others have said, the software is dire but when fully up and running its a dream to use. I have a pretty advanced AV and lighting set up which this remote manages to control perfectly. You can't compare this to a regular universal remote as the macro settings alone put it above and beyond the rest. Hot from me!
Quick question guys, rather than set up activities on the remote, Can I just switch between devices and control them myself? Just like I do now with my 4 remotes but just use the Logitech remote? If that makes sense! X)

I'm forever fiddling with settings on my amp and TV depending on the content I'm watching and rather than programming activities, it would be easier for myself if I could just turn it all on myself unit by unit rather than letting the remote do it in a one button press.
To put things in perspective, I still have my Philips ipronto universal remote, which was £999 back in 2003 :-) plus another 100 for the wifi2ir extender
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