- Brand Name: Logitech
- Model Number: 966193-0403
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Supported Devices: Multiple//15 devices at a time
- Item Display Depth: 11.70 inches
Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Integrate up to 15 devices, including lighting and household appliances
- Package Contents Harmony 890 remote control Charging station Harmony
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Imagine… controlling all your devices using only one remote - without a direct line of sight to the components! With the Harmony 890 Remote, you can wirelessly control your home entertainment system while hiding all those unsightly wires and components behind cabinet doors or a wall.
Logitech's Harmony 890, an upgrade to the Harmony 880 remote control, uses both radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) wireless signals to deliver powerful complete control of your home-entertainment system that may be hidden behind cabinets. With a wireless range of up to 100 feet, the Harmony 890 remote sends RF commands to a wireless receiver, which then blasts infrared signals to the components. The Harmony 890 remote makes universal control for home entertainment and advanced lighting systems simple.
Using Your Harmony Remote
1. Easy to set up:
2. Easy to use:
3. Easy to get help:
4. Never out of date:
|Color display |
Both functional and stylish, with user-customizable backgrounds, button icons and text.
|Comfort-grip shape |
For easy control.
|Fully backlit |
Easily navigate in the dark.
|Harmony RF Wireless Extender |
Serves as a bridge receiver which converts RF signals to IR commands, for control without a direct line of sight!
- Control your entire home entertainment system with just one button. Effortlessly switch between watching home theater and listening to music, by selecting a single activity button. Colorful icons accompany text on the LCD screen to allow for quick and easy command of home-entertainment equipment and household appliances that may be out of range for a traditional infrared remote.
- Integrate up to 15 devices—including lighting and household appliances.
- Save energy! Each time a new activity is selected, the remote establishes the proper state of all of the components needed for the current activity, and turns off the components that are not needed.
- Set it up in a snap with an advanced setup wizard. The online setup also makes it easy to update a remote when upgrading your home-entertainment system. The Harmony setup wizard does the programming, so you don't have to. Just connect your remote to your computer and answer a few questions about how you currently use your home theater. Logitech's patented Smart State Technology® does the rest.
- Don't worry about using up batteries with the rechargeable lithium ion battery. Store the remote on the attractive charging station when not in use.
- Easily view and select. Color display icons and 8 on-screen activity buttons make it easy.
- Effortlessly switch between watching HDTV and listening to music, by selecting a single activity button.
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IBM® or compatible PC
- Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, 2000, Me or XP
- USB port
- CD-ROM drive
- Internet access
- Macintosh® OS X 10.2 or later
- USB port
- CD-ROM drive
- Internet access
- Harmony® 890 remote control
- Recharging station
- AC adapter for recharging base
- USB cable
- Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
- Harmony RF Wireless Extender
- Installation CD
- Installation guide
- 1-year limited warranty
Top Customer Reviews
3 years ago, I purchased my first Harmony remote, the 768. At the time, I wrote that it was the best universal remote, bar none. I've since purchased a Harmony 668 for another setup, and have recommended various Harmony remotes to my friends. It was now time for me to update my home system.
Based on the numerous reviews, many over a year old, I was hesitant to give the Harmony 890 a try. I'm glad that I did! With the latest Harmony Software and firmware updates (which are automatically installed the first time you connect your devices), my experience has been excellent. And Amazon's price is outstanding - the same that local "discount" chains are selling the non-RF capable model.
I have had no problems configuring both the 890 remote and RF wireless extender under Mac OS X (Intel and PPC) and Windows XP clients. Clearly this is a different experience from the early adopters who bought this a year ago.
Some background - I'm an electronics geek and audiophile. My system is complex, and with more components (12) than the average home setup. In my opinion, if the Harmony can be configured to control all aspects of my environment, then it should handle any configuration as long as you have the patience to work through Harmony's setup wizards and lack of adequate documentation.
Initial setup is easy - install the Harmony software, connect and register, connect your devices (firmware will be automatically updated) and then specify what components you have, and what activities you want them to be in.Read more ›
I read all the negative review and became VERY wary of purchasing. I decided due to go with the Harmon due to the price (relatively cheap) and no clear runaway reason to go with another Universal remote to give this one a try. Boy am I glad I did that because it's GREAT once you get it programmed. There are 4 caveats!
#1 The CD included is a travesty wayyyyyyyyyyyy out of date. Don't bother with it just go the the Logitech site and download their software/drivers. It's slow and you need a fast connection because the firmware update is 50mb and you need to update both controller and base station before programming.
#2 IMO you don't need to be that computer savy but Mac users seem to have more issues than PC users I believe that is because Logitech's Mac support is poor.
#3 This is simply a two day process. The remote needs to charge over night before getting started. This is NOT well explained (if at all) in the instructions.Read more ›
It seems like Logitech has definitely improved the set-up operation of the 890 in its latest firmware as our writer had far fewer, less dramatic installation issues than those described by earlier reviewers here.
If you're looking for a simple, family-friendly remote to operate complicated entertainment systems and home theater gear, and particularly if you're comfortable with using a computer for the set-up process, then the Harmony 890 is definitely worth a look. You can read the complete review on Big Picture Big Sound.
- RF receiver lock ups
- remote lock ups
- firmware update procedure flakey
- initial s/w install on PC touchy; if it can't connect to logitech at initial install there is no way to update to a working version
- completely dead out of the box, 100% doorstop
- No documentation/help 890 specific, non-obvious to upgrade from 880
IMO it was barely beta quality as released in Jan. I've had very good response from support however and clearly they're trying to fix this thing. The versions of the firmware at this writing (1.4/1.4) are performing much better and the device is actually useful.
My remaining complaints are intermittent lockups of the remote itself (with new firmware promised 'soon'), and sluggish performance (key presses take a long while to transmit from the RF extender intermittently, as long as 5 seconds sometimes).
I see no good RF alternative; I was forced to RF to combat severe IR noise from a new Samsung LCD TV. Previously I used an 880 and was happy with it, you would expect this is as good as the 880 and it certainly has the potential to be.
Unless you really need RF right now and are willing to spend a few hours getting this working I would not recommend it quite yet. If they continue with their focus and bring it to late beta or release quality before moving on to the next thing it will be a great product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a Reconitioned discontinued remote control. It looked brand new! Once programmed, it replaced 5 remotes. All the features of all the remotes work on the Harmony! Read morePublished 14 days ago by Signman45
Actually, the range was poor on this unit so I had to return it. No issues with the return.
The older model had better range so I know it's possible.
Best Harmony remote ever made. Has RF and IR,.. and you can shut off the IR,.. so it only uses the extender. Control your gear from another room,.. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stuster
What you want to know: Longrun review.
Sometimes I read these reviews and I think “yeah thats great, but what about after few months, how’s it working then. Read more
Great unit. Wish it were not discontinued. I will buy one again if this one only lasts 3-4 years like other one. I love the way it works. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bricklayer