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Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote Control £82.99 Amazon
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote Control £82.99 Amazon

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote Control £82.99 Amazon

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I own this remote. I could never go back to using multiple remotes. Logitech seem to be way ahead of the competition, and camelcamelcamel suggests this is the cheapest it's ever been.

That said... I bought this as a replacement for a 700+ which didn't look as good but was faster, easier to set up, and just better.

I have my children to thank for voming on that and forcing the "upgrade".

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Thank goodness for vom

I had one of these and it was the worst harmony remote I have ever had. The position of the buttons and poor touch screen made the remote difficult to use. I returned it and I am back to using my old harmony remote. If this was on offer for a fiver it would still be poor value.

Edited by: "Zaxxan" 27th Aug 2016

I bought it for £59.99 in the 2014 Black Friday deals, as an upgrade from my Harmony 650. The change took a bit of getting used to at first but now it's fine and am quite happy with it.

Sunrayho

I bought it for £59.99 in the 2014 Black Friday deals, as an upgrade from … I bought it for £59.99 in the 2014 Black Friday deals, as an upgrade from my Harmony 650. The change took a bit of getting used to at first but now it's fine and am quite happy with it.



Are you sure that was the Ultimate with the Hub, as usually the non hub version is £59.99 in black Frday. This one with the hub is usually "reduced" to this sort of price when it is reduced.

I originally had a 525, then moved to a One, then a Touch and now I have the Ultimate. After having the Ultimate I would never go lower again as being able to control stuff in cabinets, via Wifi, bluetooth etc is awesome.

Pepp77

Are you sure that was the Ultimate with the Hub, as usually the non hub … Are you sure that was the Ultimate with the Hub, as usually the non hub version is £59.99 in black Frday. This one with the hub is usually "reduced" to this sort of price when it is reduced. I originally had a 525, then moved to a One, then a Touch and now I have the Ultimate. After having the Ultimate I would never go lower again as being able to control stuff in cabinets, via Wifi, bluetooth etc is awesome.


Well actually you probably are right, I'm not too sure; but it does appear to be identical to the one in the link, however I'll go with your clarification. Thanks.

Why is this cold????

ripkord

Why is this cold????


At a guess, more people voted cold than hot! I voted hot though.

Personally I wish Philips would reintroduce the Pronto, way better than these remotes. Also, worth noting if they have a rubber coating, that will eventually become sticky.

mike

Got this in a lightning deal when it was £90 and I have to admit it's the nuts. Heat added!

mbuckhurst

Personally I wish Philips would reintroduce the Pronto, way better than … Personally I wish Philips would reintroduce the Pronto, way better than these remotes. Also, worth noting if they have a rubber coating, that will eventually become sticky. mike


They still do pronto.... Also they aren't rubber coated.

Probably a silly question. How would you input a channel number on Sky etc. ?

There's no numbers on the remote from what I can see.

Shin555

Probably a silly question. How would you input a channel number on Sky … Probably a silly question. How would you input a channel number on Sky etc. ?There's no numbers on the remote from what I can see.



Either use the favourites you have set up (this is what I do 90℅ of the time), or the number buttons are on the touch screen and work perfectly well.

ripkord

They still do pronto.... Also they aren't rubber coated.



Weren't they discontinued in 2010? Certainly if they're still available show me where?

Good job they don't have that rubber coating, it makes using my Harmony remote quite unpleasant to use these days.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 28th Aug 2016

Pepp77

Either use the favourites you have set up (this is what I do 90℅ of the t … Either use the favourites you have set up (this is what I do 90℅ of the time), or the number buttons are on the touch screen and work perfectly well.



Thanks.

If you don't mind me asking a few more questions...

Does the Play/Pause etc. Controls being on top get frustrating after a while?

Can you name the actions on the touch screen. For example, 'Sky', 'Fire TV', 'PS4' and so on?

Finally, how well does it play with HDMI-CEC, AnyNet, Control for HDMI etc. ?

Have a soundbar that is too new for my TV, so it won't turn on with ARC (but it does turn off!). With Optical, it turns on with the TV, but doesn't turn off, and the volume can only be changed with the Soundbar remote (not supported by Sky).

I'm fairly okay with it. Drives everyone else mad.

Shin555

Thanks. If you don't mind me asking a few more questions...Does the … Thanks. If you don't mind me asking a few more questions...Does the Play/Pause etc. Controls being on top get frustrating after a while?Can you name the actions on the touch screen. For example, 'Sky', 'Fire TV', 'PS4' and so on?Finally, how well does it play with HDMI-CEC, AnyNet, Control for HDMI etc. ?Have a soundbar that is too new for my TV, so it won't turn on with ARC (but it does turn off!). With Optical, it turns on with the TV, but doesn't turn off, and the volume can only be changed with the Soundbar remote (not supported by Sky). I'm fairly okay with it. Drives everyone else mad.



Play/Pause doesnt both me, but then you don't have to aim it as it isnt infra red. I use either my thumb or first finger depending on how I pick it up.

Yep, you name them as you wish.

The only ting I use CEC for is to control the Amp volume via the TV, but that is a throw back to when I had the Ultimate One (Infra red version) and it was easier to aim at the TV than the Amp. With this remote there really is no need for CEC when it is setup properly.

You will be able to add the soundbar to the remote (either automatically if it is in the database, manually or by talking to Logitech support, they are really good at sorting issues) and control it directly.

Heat added. Also available via the Prime Now app at the same price if you have Prime and want it within a couple of hours!

Pepp77

Play/Pause doesnt both me, but then you don't have to aim it as it isnt … Play/Pause doesnt both me, but then you don't have to aim it as it isnt infra red. I use either my thumb or first finger depending on how I pick it up.Yep, you name them as you wish.The only ting I use CEC for is to control the Amp volume via the TV, but that is a throw back to when I had the Ultimate One (Infra red version) and it was easier to aim at the TV than the Amp. With this remote there really is no need for CEC when it is setup properly.You will be able to add the soundbar to the remote (either automatically if it is in the database, manually or by talking to Logitech support, they are really good at sorting issues) and control it directly.



Thanks for this.

Decided to go with the 650. I just know that Paying £80+ for a remote would guarantee me some unimaginable grief later on, even if I do think it would be amazing.

650 isn't too bad price wise, I'll lose Bluetooth for the FireTV. But it's a decent compromise I think.

Hope it will play nice with the Fire and PS4 with its HDMI-CEC. If not, I may have to return it and order this one and be done with it (and suffer the consequences, ha). But I assume they always go on offer throughout the year, so may end up getting one anyway.

See how it goes, should arrive tomorrow. Thanks again.

mbuckhurst

Weren't they discontinued in 2010? Certainly if they're still available … Weren't they discontinued in 2010? Certainly if they're still available show me where?Good job they don't have that rubber coating, it makes using my Harmony remote quite unpleasant to use these days.mike



I just googled them, on the Philips website. Was a surprise to me too tbh.
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