Logitech Harmony 650
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Manufactured by Logitech
- Intuitive design; Affordable; Color screen; Huge compatibility list
- Five device limit; Non-rechargeable; Set-up demands patience
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Logitech Harmony 650 Review
The Logitech Harmony 650 is a universal remote with a color screen and one-click activity buttons that bring you showtime in no time. The Logitech Harmony 650 was a very popular remote in its day, and with good reason.
For starters, it is far less expensive than other universal remotes. However, this is still a very high quality device. It works with five thousand different brands. Therefore, no matter what model your home entertainment system is, it should work for you. The company claims it will work for everyone. While this might be a stretch, there is a very high chance it will be compatible with your system, unless you have a very exotic brand.
The Logitech Harmony 650 Remote comes in typical green and white box. Inside the box is the remote, a USB cable for connecting it to the computer, two AA batteries, and some simple user documentation. The remote itself has a metallic pewter finish on top with a black bottom. At 1.1 pounds , its weight is average for a remote of its size. At its largest points, this remote measures 2.25 x 8.75 x 1.2 inches, but is not rectangular. Instead, it is ergonomically shaped with curved edges and an indentation in the middle for easy handling. There is also a bump at the bottom of the back. This puts most of the weight of the remote near the bottom making it a bit easier to hold. The buttons are bright and clearly marked, and therefore it is very easy to operate, even in dark rooms. In addition, the light is not overly bright, as is the case with some models. Its size demands two-handed use though. Held with the butt of the remote in your palm, even the long-fingered won't be able to reach the screen and activity controls at other end of the remote . This is a remote for those with a serious home setup, which makes it all the more disappointing that it only supports five devices.
The setup process is one of the things that makes this remote unique. Instead of looking up and inserting codes for your equipment, everything is done for you automatically. You simply hook the remote up to a PC or Mac computer with the included cable and install the software. The software installation begins automatically and the process has easy-to-follow instructions. You are asked to fill out a simple questionnaire. All you need to know is the make and model of the equipment that you want to control and how they are connected. Once you insert this information, activities are defined and the software looks up each of the devices and inserts the proper codes While there is a learning curve when trying to figure out how to use Logitech's database of over 200,000 devices from 5,000 brands, once you have mastered the curve, programming your universal remote is quite simple.
The best feature of the device library is this: This Logitech remote can download devices such as a DVD player or CD player now, and then next year, when you are able to purchase a Blu-ray player and gaming console, you can add those devices, too. With the Logitech device library, you can still be using the same 650 universal remote five years from now, easily adding new devices you've purchased and deprogramming the electronics you are no longer using. This process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour or more. But, in the end, the hour spent programming the remote will be totally worth it. Overall, The Logitech Harmony 650 is a smart, all-inclusive remote that will make life easier for you. There are only five devices that can be programmed to the remote, but for those who do not have a jungle of remotes to wade through, five is plenty.
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- The Logitech Harmony 650 is manufactured by Logitech and was added in December 2014 in the Universal Remote Control section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Logitech Harmony 650 in Australia is $75.00 at NetPlus Computers
- In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
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