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Old 12-04-2012, 22:41   #1
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Logitech Harmony One UK - Advanced Universal Remote Control £69.42

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Thinking of getting one. I'm pretty sure this is cheaper than I have seen it else where. Though there is another model with the name Logitech Harmony One Plus Universal Remote Control anyone know the major differance because its like £50 more

Logitech Harmony One UK - Advanced Universal Remote Control

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Old 13-04-2012, 00:02   #2
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I really like mine. Although it is annoying that it doesn't control the Sky+ bix properly, so we still need that out. (If I press anything on the D-pad, it thinks I've pressed it twice, so I can only watch programmes on odd channel numbers)
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Old 13-04-2012, 00:53   #3
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Bargain price, they usually go for over £100.

Mine is great. Its worth it just for the fact that it can instantly turn on/off multiple devices with one button press.
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Old 13-04-2012, 05:54   #4
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I really like mine. Although it is annoying that it doesn't control the Sky+ bix properly, so we still need that out. (If I press anything on the D-pad, it thinks I've pressed it twice, so I can only watch programmes on odd channel numbers)
Have you tried delving in to the software troubleshooting options?

I've had simillar problems before and usually managed to adjust for them.
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Old 13-04-2012, 06:23   #5
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Note this has been "replaced" by the One+. A quick browse of the AV forums suggests the differences are:

New packaging.
Uses web based config instead of the Harmony app. Apparently the web version isn't as good, which is frankly terrifying considering how bad the software is.

However, the remotes themselves, once configured, are awesome, so I've ordered another one of these for the bedroom. This will be the third Harmony I own.
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Old 13-04-2012, 08:58   #6
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I really like mine. Although it is annoying that it doesn't control the Sky+ bix properly, so we still need that out. (If I press anything on the D-pad, it thinks I've pressed it twice, so I can only watch programmes on odd channel numbers)
I'd suggest reprogramming your remote. Mine worked the Sky+ box perfectly (until I was finally able to get rid of it and go back to a TiVo last month).
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Old 13-04-2012, 10:38   #7
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Anyone who orders one of these has me to thank for the excellent price.

I was hunting around for a decent price for weeks and finally gave up and bought a new one from eBay for £65 - and lo' and behold, 5 days later, it's available for almost the same price at a proper retail place. Typical.
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Old 13-04-2012, 12:37   #8
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...Uses web based config instead of the Harmony app. Apparently the web version isn't as good, which is frankly terrifying considering how bad the software is.
I had that issue when I got a 600 for the spare room; however, a quick test revealed that the app would still work with it

Seriuosly tempted to get one at this price just because I can
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Gone for one. My current Harmony 500 (I think) is starting to show its age with some buttons becoming unresponsive. The solution apparently is to open it up and clean the contacts which I will do once I've replaced it. It can then be my bedroom remote.
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Bargain. Tempted to get another one just in case my current breaks. Works fine here with Sky+ too (and XBMC with a USB dongle).
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Old 13-04-2012, 15:19   #11
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Is it still a bargain at £73?
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Depends how many devices you have. £40 will get you a 600 which can control up to five.

I have a 550 which can control up to 15 and looks like this one's predecessor - I got it from a Play offer for £40 which is definitely a bargain! Is there anything that sets this device apart from a 550?
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I don't need anything fancy so will go for a lesser model I think. £40 sounds about right.
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Seriously I would pump up the extra cash for the Harmony One while they are at the bargain price. You're going to be using it all the time and won't resent the price once you start using it. Once you own one its hard to go back.
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Seriously I would pump up the extra cash for the Harmony One while they are at the bargain price. You're going to be using it all the time and won't resent the price once you start using it. Once you own one its hard to go back.
I agree, my first harmony was a 555 but I struggled to read the display in a dark room. Now I have a Harmony One and thats got a great display, perfect in a dark room.
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Can you program it to launch specific plugins in xbmc?
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Bugger would have liked one to replace the ageing 555 in the bedroom. The One is a fantastic device if you can get it at a good price dive in. I have replaced all my remotes and can control all my AV gear in such a simple way even the wife can use it.

It will take some head scratching and time to set up but don't give up the end result is well worth it.
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Can you program it to launch specific plugins in xbmc?
I've just got iPlayer as a shortcut that I navigate to. Not tried anything else, sorry.
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Can you program it to launch specific plugins in xbmc?
Well, you can program it to send any sequence of remote commands - but how well that would work would depend on how complex a series of commands was required.


It will always send the same series of commands, too, so you would need to make sure XBMC was always starting from the same point, otherwise it would do something completely wrong!


For example, when you press the shortcut on the Harmony, what would happen would be something like this:

1. Harmony sends sequence of commands to return XBMC to its root menu

2. Harmony sends sequence of commands to launch the plugin

Depending on how many commands this requires in total, you could have to hold the Harmony pointed at your Xbox/PC for some time until the plugin is launched - if any commands in the sequence don't get through, it's going to have pretty annoying consequences!
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How does the 700 compare? I've posted a thread here. £39.99 including delivery and free Ultimate Ears 200 earphones.
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