Three years on, and I thought I'd write a quick update on how the Harmony One has served us over the years.
When we bought it for £110 three years ago, we had a completely different AV setup and it was indeed challenging. The Pioneer XV-D55 was old and unusual, the Samsung LCD was strange in it's handling of HDMI, we had CCTV through a remote video link, a separate stereo system for music, a Sony Freeview DVR and a Humax Freesat DVR. The Harmony One rose to the occasion and, after a steep learning curve, I tamed all of them and put Harmony in charge. She served us well. We had six remote controls to work with and so it was essential to bring all functions into one.
Three years on and the remote is still in pristine condition with the exception of the rubbery back which is getting a bit worn these days. The buttons though, they're still sharp and clickable, the touch screen spotless and functioning, the battery still good.
Over the past few months, we've replaced everything in our AV setup with new equipment, new cinema system, new blu ray, new Panasonic TV, the Sony's gone, but the CCTV is still with us, as is the stereo CD Tuner and Humax. Once again, it would have meant five remote controls - three of them new - and we would have to have learned how to use all of them. The Harmony took it all in her stride and the database of products at Logitech meant that an enormous part of the configuration of the new equipment was done on line in a flash.
Well done Logitech. I have no idea how we would manage without it.