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This is my third Logitech Unit in 12 years. The second unit continues to work fine. It took a little to set up as I do not have a strong technical background. Once set up completed it worked great. Still have a problem with the recharging of the unit. Called the helpline on the instructions EXCELLENT service. They send new batteries immediately. It appears to be working fine at the moment. Would highly recommend this product.
I am still using my old Harmony 700. It is in a rugh shape after 9 years of heavy use so I decided to buy replacement before they change model. 700 series is all I need. It is super easy to set it up snd it works!
Controls all functions on all of my devices. The website may be intimidating to some people, as some of the advanced operations like programming the color buttons or defining what the "all off" button actually turns off, can be confusing. I wouldn't bother spending the extra money on a touchscreen remote, once you set all your buttons and functions you rarely use the screen.
I must say I am very pleased and extremely satisfied to find the Harmony 700 brand-new in the original packaging at a very reasonable price. I purchased it to replace one I have had for year's, working flawlessly until our new Jack Russel puppy thought it was a chew toy.
The Harmony 700 will control up to 8 separate devices and allow you to place them in any sequence to start a task. At the click of a button you can turn your TV, cable box and A/V system on. Control volume, channel up/down PIP and many more features. The Logitech software makes it easy to program and setup. I was even able to copy the programming from my broken remote to the new one in seconds, without losing my settings. This remote will even learn commands if your missing a command from the devices original remote. I would recommend this remote to anyone as it is a big favorite of mine.
I bought this to replace a Harmony 650 that served for several years but was starting to have problems with buttons not working and needing to be reset about 2x a week. Am very pleased with the 700 so far! It works exactly like 650, except for two things: first, instead of replacing batteries, you plug it into a charger (no, it's not a cradle)--haven't had it long enough to see how long the rechargeable batts last between chargings, but expect it to be a week or so--certainly, you don't have to charge it every night. The second difference was a pleasant surprise: when you pick up the 700, its backlit buttons light up. My 650 didn't do that, and this feature is a welcome change, the small channel number buttons are now always easy to see anytime. I was able to use the 650's settings in the My Harmony PC software, it was relatively easy because it gives you the ability to add another remote, and then recognized that the 700 was there to be programmed through its USB cable. There were a couple of goofy moments with the transfer (such as the transfer screen on the PC showed 99% for a very long time, then showed Transfer Complete and still said 99%....so I just either pulled the plug or canceled the transfer, and bingo, everything was fine and the unit was completely programmed with my old settings. Just the usual "stuff," an Oh Well rather than a Don't Buy! If it lasts as long as the 650, several years (I'm guessing 7 or more?), I'll be very satisfied with this item!
The only other "all in one" remote I used was my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6), so I was pleasantly surprised that this remote control was easier to hold than my phone. Programming it was a snap via my Windows-based computer, but I do have one problem with it: when I hit one of the buttons to either watch TV (turn on my cable box and TV, and supposedly switch the TV input to HDMI 2 from HDMI 1) or watch Roku (wakes up Roku Ultra device, and turns on the TV and supposedly switches the TV input to HDMI 1 from HDMI 2) it wouldn't switch the TV's inputs. I pointed the remote control device directly at the TV and cable box/Roku device to turn them on, but it doesn't work. At least I have one less remote control device to keep track of (cable box remote).
Like I said, programming it was a snap via my Windows 10-based computer, and recharging the device via a micro USB cable (who doesn't have at least a half dozen of these cables around their bedroom, much less their house?) is easy. I'm actually recharging the device as I type this review and it's been at least 20 days since I started using it. This battery life was based on at least an hour of watching Roku on my TV everyday for the last 20 days, but then again, I put down my remote control device when I'm not using it, so the backlight doesn't stay on.