|Control up to 15 devices at home with the Logitech Harmony One universal remote control that eliminates the need for individual remote controls for different devices. Thanks to its touchscreen display, this Logitech remote control lets you navigate easily through your menu options. Moreover, the backlit buttons of this universal remote control help you to find the right channel even in a dark environment. Plus, the Logitech Harmony One remote control can be recharged in its base station, avoiding the need for changing the batteries frequently. What’s more, this ergonomically designed Logitech remote control enhances your comfort while handling it.|
|MPN||915-000038, 915-000080, 915-000099, 915000035, 915000080, R-IY17|
|UPC||097855056573, 097855064653, 5051964051404, 5052178210571, 5099206007871, 97855046673|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-ION|
|Number Of Batteries||1|
|Broadcasting Type||Cable, IR|
|Display Type||LCD Touchscreen|
|Supported Devices||DVD Player, TV|
|Number Of Supported Devices||15|
|Backlit||With Backlit Display|
|Keypad Light||Not Keypad Illuminated|
|PC Connection||With Computer Connection|
Average review score based on 204 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
One remote to rule them all . . . this was the concept behind the Harmony One. This easy-to-use remote can be set up in just minutes to control up to 15 components from a constantly updating list of over 225,000 products from 5,000 manufacturers. It features an ergonomic grip, LCD touchscreen, backlit keys, and one-touch activities.
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I never really though I wold fund a true "universal remote". There are so many brands and models of av equipment and very llittle in the way of standards on how they are controlled - TV's, DVR's, BluRay Players, Receivers, etc., that for any company to create a universal remote, they would literally need to create a massive software database that essentially provide all of the drivers (much like we have for our printers), so the remote woudl be able to communicate with all of them.
Logitech has done just this with a very simple and intuitive interface and remote that ANYONE can easily use because it's as simply as pressing a button once it's programmed. The programming is very simple as well and can be done on the Logitech website.
Here's how it works. In my case, I have a 55" Vizio LCD TV, a VIZIO BluRay Player, an ONKYO receiver, a Scientific Atlantic DVR (through Time Warner Cable) and an Apple iTouch.
Let's say I want to program the ACTIVITY "Watch TV". In order to do that at the push of a button, I need the TV to turn on, the DVR to turn on and everything else to remain OFF.
After I have told Logitech what devices I have (their database has literally tens of thousands of devices), it essentially creates a software macro (kind o like excel), so that when I push that one button - Everything Just Works. Same for if I want to create an activity "Watch DVD" or "Listen To Music".
There is a simple, beautiful little LCD touchscreen about 2" wide that has these icons with the names of what you want to do and you just - PUSH THE TOUCHSCREEN ICON for the activity you want. It's as simple as that. No more memorizing the button functionalities of 100 little buttons per remote. No more juggling remotes. I'm nearsighted so I can't even see what those little button say any more without reading glasses, so that was a real pain. Now - it's just simple. I never write reviews, but this is one product that's worth it. I didn't want to spend the extra money on this device after buying all that equipment, but I sure am glad I did. It's made the experience so much more enjoyable. Good luck!
Easy to program universal remote control. Software downloaded from logitech resides on your computer and makes it simple to add devices to the remote for it to control via the supplied usb cable. Once you get the gist on how the remote operates you can tell it to control all aspects of your home entertainment system with a poke on the colorful touch screen. So easy to use my wife can now watch TV with the surround sound !!! Love this device ... and no need to worry about batteries thanks to the charging cradle. Would be cool if the charging cradle had a button you could press so the remote would beep when it gets lost in the sofa :-). Anyway, a great addition to your entertainment system. I was able to put six remotes into storage. Thanks Logitech !
I've been a fan of Harmony remotes for quite a while. I had a Theater Master M500 running my home theater, but my wife was unable to operate it. The lights went out in it and I used that as an excuse to replace it with a Harmony 670. the 670 functioned flawlessly and my wife could operate it easily. Unfortunately, I dropped it and broke the USB connector port off of the front. It still worked 100%, but could never again be programmed, so I used that excuse (wives always require excuses (ahem... reasons) for replacing electronic equipment) to buy the Harmony One when I saw it at a exceptionally low price.
Harmony remotes are incredibly easy to set up, using their web based software. Their device library is huge and growing on a daily basis. You set up your device list and then tell the software which devices are required to do each task (like watch TV, view a DVD, or listen to music). The remote keeps track of which devices are turned on or off at any time and makes the appropriate changes as you go from task to task. The buttons are automatically set up for the devices you are currently using the unused devices are turned off. Nice!
All Harmony remotes do, more or less, the same thing. The number of devices it will control vary from model to model and some have rechargeable batteries and charging cradles. My 670 took Double S's. The Harmony One is rechargeable. The 670 had a simple monochrome screen. the Harmony One has an awesome color touch screen.
Pros: Easy to read high read touchscreen.
Charging cradle and replaceable rechargeable battery.
Excellent button layout.
Nice icon support for favorite channels.
Motion sensor illuminates device.
Cons: Color touchscreen may not survive a fall.
Different DVR button arrangement is taking time to learn.
Conclusion: I like it much better than the 670, despite the difference in the DVR button arrangement. It feels better balanced and is significant;y more attractive with that awesome screen, particularly after you load the channel logos. I'm glad to have the cradle as it provides a safer parking place, since I'm concerned about the potential fragility of the screen after dropping my previous model. The ability to keep it constantly charged will prevent the batteries needing a charge at the worst possible time. I think its the nicest remote I've ever owned.
This is a remote I would definately recommend to others. I have a LCD TV, A/V receiver, Verizon Fios cable box, Blue-ray player, media center PC, and 2 video game consoles and am able to control all with the convience of one remote instead of 5. You are able to create "activities" (and name them to whatever makes sense to you) that will adjust all device components to perform a certain task. For example, to watch tv, I can press 1 button to turn on tv, cable box, and receiver to correct input. The remote is smart enough to realize when I watch tv I use the verizon box to adjust channels and the reciever to adjust volume. So you dont have to change funtions on remote to raise volume. My girlfriend loves the fact that she can press "Play Wii" and she doesnt have to change 3 different devices to play Donkey Kong.
Setup does take some time and it is definately more than the 30 minutes that the manual for the remote tells you to set aside. I like the fact that all configuration is done on a PC with a USB cable connected to the remote. Although time consuming, the setup is very simple if you have basic computer skills. Just make sure you write down all your device manufacturers and model numbers. It will slightly speed up the process