Universal Remote reccomendations

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  1. steffan72

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    Hey peeps...i am in the market for a universal remote and am looking for some reccomendations.

    I don't want to spend a fortune and am eyeing off the logitech harmony 650. Is anyone out there using one and what are your thoughts. Any others under the $100 barrier worth consideration?
     
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    what are you looking to control with it?
     
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    I use the 650, it replaced all of my remotes and I love it.

    My only issue with it is that every now and then it forgets itself, the amp won't power on or something. This is when you program one button to turn on all of your stuff.

    Not really annoying for me, but my wife finds it really aggravating which in turn becomes an issue for me.

    Anyway.

    A good remote, highly recommended for the price..I got mine through Logitech Shop via ebay for under $50 delivered. I think it was a sale, because now they seem to be over $60.

    EDIT:
    Remotes I have replaced:
    Yamaha Receiver
    LG Smart TV
    WD Live
    Foxtel
    LG BluRay player
     
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    thanx for your replies

    i am looking to replace the following.

    Denon avr
    epson projector
    FTA set top digital box
    samsung blu-ray


    not an overly large list and all relatively recent stuff
     
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    The 650 will probably do those no worries.

    It's one of the simplest set ups I've seen, you connect via usb cable and open a browser to something like www.myharmony.com and then program what you are controlling with it. They have so many brands and makes to control I would be very surprised if your stuff isn't in there.
     
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    loks like thats a good option for me then....just gottu find a place that has it in stock for a reasonable price
     
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    Officeworks, $60.
     
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    I run the 700, which has the advantage of charging via micro USB. I believe you need to take the batteries out if the 650 to recharge
     
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    Was looking there and went through the process but it came up out of stock so i will need to contact individual stores around my area
     
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    Yeah you swap them like a normal remote.
     
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    Harmony One.
    Best remote i have ever owned.
     
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    I've had various Logitech Harmony remotes over they years, inc. the 800 and 785, past few years had the 650, unlike the problems encountered with the rechargeable lithium batteries, the AA in the 650 last 3 months or more, the high buttons are excellent and the colour buttons used for STB are placed right in middle of the remote for ease of use.

    I like the 650 so much I have spare in case I wear the current one out. At the time purchased both for a mere $30 each from Logitech shop and that included postage, more expensive now though no matter where you buy them, however, they are a great remote IMO.
     
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    Harmony Ultimate.

    I've got a Harmony Touch and a Harmony Smart Control (which is pretty much the Ultimate Bundle). This thing is MINDBLOWING. I still cannot believe how perfectly it works. The Wifi/IR hub is so powerful, it controls everything - I can even control things from out in the street for God's sake! :eek:
     
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    I use the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control, not the most practical thing in the world and the mrs hates it, but I think it's cool. Linky.
     
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    That looks ace...............defenitely worthy of consideration
     
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    ok, I just clicked that link and all I can say is - wtf?
     

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