remote lineup has been pleasing affluent A/V
enthusiasts for ages now
, but the company's universal devices have
hardly ever suited the low-end crowd. All that changes today, or at
least it does if you consider $150 to be "low-end." The Harmony 700
offers up a lot of the same controlling features found on some of the
company's higher-end units, but at a price that's much less than the
stickers found on other units.
Designed to control up to six components at a time, the remote packs a
color display, rechargeable AA batteries and one-click control of many
of your favorite activities. In short, this remote can be programmed to
turn on your TV, DVD player, audio system and even turn down your
music--with one single button press. You simply program your remote to
handle those tasks when you mash the "Watch a DVD" command, and just
like that, everything clicks.
Users can also check our the favorite channels on the color display,
and if you're concerned about the setup process, don't be. Owners can
hook this up to their PC or Mac, and once it's linked, they can tap
into Logitech's online database of over 250,000 devices in order to
program practically any A/V component ever made. As we stated, this one
will be available in the US and Europe later this month for $149.99.