Logitech Expands Harmony Remote Line with Two New Clickers

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News Posted: Tue, Mar 2 2010 9:42 AM
If you've been shopping for a home theater remote, there's a good chance Logitech's Harmony line made it on your list of candidates, right up until you took a peek at the price tag. At its most expensive, Logitech's flagship model runs a hair under $400, putting it out of reach of Joe Six-Pack.

Good news, cheapskates. Logitech today announced a pair of Harmony clickers priced more in the mainstream. Both the Harmony 600 and Harmony 650 stay under the $100 mark without giving up too many features.



"Why have one remote for the TV, one for the DVR, one for your DVD player, and one for you A/V deck? asked Ashish Arora, vice president and general manger of Logitech's digital home group. "A Logitech Harmony remote brings it all together, making entertainment fun and simple for you, your family, and anyone who picks up the remote."

The Logitec Harmony 600 keeps things fairly simple with a backlit monochrome display, while the Harmony 650 kicks things up an otch with a color screen and icons for both your favorite channels and for common commands. Both models replace up to six remotes and support more than 250,000 home entertainment devices from over 5,000 brands, Logitech says.



So what's the damage? The Harmony 600 will hit your wallet to the tune of $79.99, while the Harmony 650 carries and MSRP of $99.99. Both models are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe later this month.
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Finally, I might make the jump to one of these. I loved it the first time I saw one, until as said in the review, I saw the price.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 2 2010 2:01 PM

Ok so for convenience sake I should go buy a remote for 100 dollars which does the same thing (when programmed), that my 10 dollar universal remote does now? As far as it goes my current Wally World special even has one function key open if I wanna add another device. These look cool, but other than that I see no reason to do this.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 2 2010 2:07 PM

Oh wait it has a 1" square display screen that's why it cost 90 more dollars. They also from what I understand don't have to be given device codes, but automatically know them all, and will search the device type until it finds the correct codes. Why not just save the 90 bucks for another 2-4 gigs of ram or a better heat sink cooling solution, a larger or secondary HDD, oil changes for 6-12 months.

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As long as i got a basic remote for all my needs i don't see why i need a all in one remote... im not in a hurry watching tv -.-if the price was lower i wouldn't mind having one :D but not now...

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