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Logitech Harmony 555 Universal Remote Control


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  • Compatible with TVs, sound systems, and DVD players/recorders from over 3,000 electronics manufacturers
  • Replace up to 15 remote control devices
  • Sound and Picture convenience buttons help you change picture aspect ratios and sound modes
  • Connect via Windows/Mac PCs to receive updates, configure remote
  • Interactive LCD screen and backlit keypad

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Logitech Harmony 650 Remote
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  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 20.6 x 2.5 cm ; 522 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Batteries 4 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 915-000092
  • ASIN: B000FTOOKS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 31 Dec 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

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228 of 230 people found the following review helpful By Amit Ray on 21 Feb 2007
I recently got this remote for myself. I have a TV, Sky Box, Amp, DVD and PS2 (to use as DVD sometimes when some discs wont play on my main player) (and upstairs I have TV, Freeview, DVD). So you see I needed to get one of these.

I previously had a touchscreen universal remote which could control 8 devices. The backlit touchscreen thing was cool at first, but I soon realized that controlling volume was a pain - had to make single clicks for each single step of volume. It's just stupid. I ended up going back to use my other remotes.

This Harmony 555 caught my eyes when it was reviewed in the Stuff magazine. LCD display looked cool, and it had all proper buttons (that's why I preferred this over the new Philips remote which was half buttons half touchscreen). Logitech boasts that they have a database of over 125000 devices from 3500+ manufacturers from around the globe. That's really something I thought. Other universal remotes can learn from the original remote, so can this too (just in case u need to). And oh, it can control 15 devices, and can have more than one of the same type (eg two TVs, two DVDs). Other universal remotes, I think, can't do that. And if you have light switches or airconditioners which work with an IR remote, u can use the H555 to control those too. You'd get the codes for them in that database of 125000 different devices. It's just WOW!

I must warn that this can not be used out of the box. It's not one of those remotes where u press a few keys on the remote for each device type and it'll start working. This needs to be programmed via a computer connected to the internet. And it takes quite a bit of time. That's because there are so many things you can do with this, it's just so customizable.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By M. Porter on 18 Jan 2008
The system in our TV room consists of a Flat screen TV, DVD player, Satellite receiver, VCR, surround sound amplifier (for DVD and satellite) and Humax PVR (which is used as the freeview receiver). For some reason my wife doesn't seem to think that she can operate any of these items and has been giving me severe ear ache on the subject "as she'd like to be able to watch TV without needing me to turn it on for her". I therefore ordered the 555 to make life easier for both of us. It arrived yesterday and I was amazed at how easy it was to set up to switch on any of the combinations that I use. What was even more impressive was that if for example I am watching Freeview via the PVR and then want to switch to watching a DVD all the correct devices are switched on or off and the TV moves to the correct input at the touch of one button. As I bought this as a birthday present SWMBO (She who must be obeyed) has not yet used it but I am confident that she will have no problem understanding how to use it. EDIT - The Birthday has now happened - the remote control has been handed over and it has been given approval as "very easy to understand and use" (Phew).
The only tip that I would pass on is that the remote remembers the last combination that you asked it to set up and uses that memory to calculate moving through the settings to the ones next required. If you then use any original remote controls to change anything that you are using the 555 to control the next time that you use the 555 it may not give you the correct result. This is easily dealt with via a help button and once you have re-synchronised the remote with what you want the system to do it then carries on correctly.
Recommendation - once you've got it programmed lock the old remotes in a cupboard to prevent this problem
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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful By R. Phillips on 18 July 2007
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I recently puchased this product after reading the reviews to replace 6 different controllers ( including a very complex older pioneer av one) and had a fairly good idea what to expect.Thank you frank reviewers for your help!

Here are my post-purchase observations:-

IN A NUTSHELL:-

It is NOT a plug and play unit but it will WORK VERY WELL. Your patience will be rewarded...eventually. One button press of 'ACTIVITIES' will switch everything on the correct items. Now even my good lady operates it, finding it easy to use (ONCE SET UP) and she hates gadgets.

A MORE DETAILED VIEW...I'll try to be brief:-

As you may have thought, the setting up is not simple.

The logitech interfacer is tiresome.

You will need the patience of Job to work out how to navigate the 'user friendly' logitech interface. Also the correction/learning sequence will involve connecting the handset to a computer, then disconnecting to test it , then reconnecting again to correct any problems- best use a laptop in the same room as all your tv/hi-fi stuff.

Do allow the logitech desk top /auto update onto your machine and get the updates before you start setting your controller up. In fact you need to look on the logitech webstite for the vista software updates, this is a must for vista users...do it first

You will need to teach the odd recalcitrant/disobedient commands for your new contoller that it refuses to follow, which you will find after trawling through the help guide... just typing in something to the logitech search box won't get you the answer.
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