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Logitech Harmony One Advanced

Logitech Harmony One Advanced
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Logitech Harmony Ultimate

Logitech Harmony Ultimate
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Logitech Harmony 1100

Logitech Harmony 1100
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Price $499 at 1 store $349 at 1 store $326 at 1 store $344 to $506 at 6 stores $325 to $457 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 11 reviews 3.5 stars out of 185 reviews 2.5 stars out of 105 reviews 2.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 31 reviews
Release date July 15, 2006 January 23, 2008 January 03, 2006 April 16, 2013 January 06, 2009
The Bottom Line While the RF-capable Logitech Harmony 890 does much of what the Monster Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 does for significantly less money, the Monster is the superior remote. While it's missing an RF option, Logitech's Harmony One is one of the best--if not the best--universal remote we've ever tested. While it isn't perfect, the Logitech Harmony 890 should be near the top of your list if you're in the market for a sub-$400 RF remote that can operate equipment that's hidden behind cabinets or closet doors. Despite its high price and a handful of drawbacks, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is an impressive, feature-rich universal remote that's well worth the investment, particularly if you have a lot of components in your system. The Logitech Harmony 1100 is an excellent touch-screen universal remote that corrects most of the shortcomings and frustrations of its predecessor, but its high price will relegate it to high-end home theaters only.

Basic specs

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Display Info unavailable LCD display - 2.2 in
LCD display
Display - 2.4 in
LCD display - 3.5 in
Input Device Keypad
Touch screen
Keypad
Keypad
Touch screen
Touch screen
Features Back-lit buttons
Supports 5000+ brands
Guided online setup
Back-lit buttons
Learning
Back-lit buttons
Easy online set up
One-click activity buttons
Multi-brand compatibility
Programmable
Control game consoles with Bluetooth
Harmony smartphone app
Quick and Easy setup
Customizable LCD Screen
Large code library
Favorite channel keys
Rechargeable
Back-lit buttons for convenient navigation
Supports 5000+ brands
Rechargeable
One-touch activity controls
Customizable commands and icons
Easy online set up
Remote control technology Infrared/radio
Infrared
Infrared
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Infrared
Infrared/radio
Supported Devices Amplifier
DVD player
AV receiver
CD player
TV
Satellite TV system
Cable box
DVD player
Projector
Game console
AV receiver
Blu-ray player
VCR
Amplifier
TV
DVD player
VCR
Game console
AV receiver
Amplifier
CD player
DVR
Radio
AV System
AV receiver
Audio/video components
Blu-ray player
DVR
Cable box
Game console
TV
Satellite box
TV
Cable box
Satellite TV system
Blu-ray player
AV receiver
VCR
DVD player
Remote type Universal remote control
Universal remote control
Universal remote control
Universal remote control
Universal remote control
Max Operating Distance 130 ft
Info unavailable 100 ft
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Compatibility Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable iPhone
Android devices
Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Supported Device Qty Info unavailable 15
15
15
15
Battery Remote control unit battery - AA type - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
1 x Remote control unit battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Remote control unit battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Remote control unit battery - Rechargeable
1 x Remote control unit battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
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