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MODEL- 966179 VENDOR- LOGITECH INC FEATURES- Harmony 659 Remote Control- Black If you want your entire family to be able to use the entertainment system to its fullest the simple layout and one-touch activity buttons make this remote the ideal choice. Includes Remote control Software installation CD USB cable (4) AAA batteries Quick start guide.* USB Plug 'n Play After completing the Web Wizard set-up program the remote by simply connecting the Harmony Remote to your computer with the supplied USB cable.* Help Button One touch help for any problems you might encounter.* Activity Buttons Easily start your favorite Activities with just one press of a button!* Interactive Display Easy to read interactive display keeps you in control and informed of what is going on.* Backlight Glow Backlighting makes the buttons and interactive display glow brightly for easy use in the dark.* Learning Ports Just point your original remote at the Learning Port to capture and use any infrared command with the Harmony Remote. SPECIFICATIONs MEMORY - 2 Megabytes Non-volatile flash memory. HARDWARE - Backlit LCD 84 x 48 pixels 51 top mounted hard buttons Infrared sensor USB communication Speaker. INFRARED (IR)- 3 wide dispersion high power LED's Range > 40 feet Sending frequency > 60 kHz Sensing frequency > 60 kHz.REQUIRES - PC with USB port Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP or Mac OS X with Safari 1.0 Internet access 10MB free hard drive spacePOWER- While connected: USB power from PC when not connected: 4 AAA 1.5V batteries.SIZE - 8.1" x 2.3" x 1.3" WT.- 5.8 oz.
A good universal remote may control an entire home entertainment system, but more often than not, it also looks like the instrument panel of the space shuttle, with dozens of intimidating and confusing keys. Enter the Logitech Harmony 659 remote, which is not only simple to program and use, but also consolidates a user's preferences for watching TV, viewing movies, or listening to music into three clearly labeled buttons. Simply press the Watch a Movie, Watch TV, or Listen to Music button to activate all the appropriate equipment--including surround sound components--and the remote does the rest. The device will automatically switch to your favorite settings for each component, while offering you a host of customized controls on its interactive LCD screen. It's called Smart State Technology, and it puts you and your family back in control of your home theater system.
The remote is an ideal choice for families with kids, though in many cases, it's the grownups that will find the simplicity most appealing. Like many other universals, the remote lets you assign tasks to individual buttons. However, unlike most other remotes, it also lets you create new functions to specifically match your component, such as when controlling multi-angle playback or zoom on a DVD player. To do this, merely connect the Harmony remote to your computer through the USB port, install the included CD software, walk through the Web wizard's step-by-step setup process, and start programming. Once you enter the model numbers of your components and answer a few easy questions about personal preferences, you'll soon be able to control a complex home theater setup without any hassles of frustrations. The Harmony 659 also includes a learning port, which picks up commands from other infrared remote controls to simplify setup even further. And should the setup process ever get too confusing, the remote includes a handy Help button that guides you through common troubleshooting steps--the only remote on the market to do so.
The Harmony 659 is compatible with everything from surround sound systems to satellite and digital cable boxes to DVD players. As a further enticement, Logitech includes two free months of TV listings. For the computer setup to work properly, users will need to own USB-equipped computers running Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me, or XP or Macintosh OS X 10.2 or later.
What's in the Box
Harmony 659 remote control, software installation CD, USB cable, four AAA batteries, quick-start guide.
Product arrived within anticipated time frame, and accepted programming as anticipated. Performance is not 100% perfect; some buttons respond slowly while others stick and repeat... Read morePublished 11 days ago by SHBachan
This is a good remote, but it is very busy on its face. I prefer some of the newer harmony remotes and have two of those including the Ultimate that is much more user friendly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Professor H
We love the remote. We have the same one for our downstairs tv. The shape of this one wasn't as good as I hoped. Still works fine though.Published 9 months ago by Melanie Tardif
Good price,fast shipping,works fine. Only reason I give it 4 stars is because the batteries were dead,Published 9 months ago by DIANNE KERN
Was a great remote while it lasted. I think the battery door is what went out on it and I just couldn't keep it together any longer. Or just got annoyed always replacing the tape.Published 15 months ago by A. Tu
I received the Harmony 700 as a gift. It was pretty easy to set up and functions seem to work ok. Have trouble with the recharging of batteries. Read morePublished 20 months ago by nmmurf
If you don't want to spend a day programming your remote or you have household members that get completely confused by your home theater/receiver setup this is the remote for... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bonham
I bought this unit to replace my previous one, which was dying of old age. The new one is identical, was shipped timely, and works perfectly. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Marshall Schwartz
It works as designed and its easy to program.
However, I no longer use universal remotes because even if easy to program, it takes longer to switch to another device... Read more