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Logitech Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
 
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Logitech Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews) 19 answered questions


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  • Simply touch one icon and the Harmony remote will power on all the necessary components
  • Large, color icons and backlit buttons ensure an entirely new level of ease and functionality
  • Simply connect the Harmony 1000 to your computer, and the wizard guides you through the entire set-up process
  • No need to worry about power with the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Control everything from HDTVs to PVR/DVRs, from laser discs to VCRs, even lighting controls!
There is a newer model of this item:
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control - Black (915-000201) Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control - Black (915-000201) 3.8 out of 5 stars (674)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Logitech
  • Model Number: 966230-0403
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Supported Devices: Multiple//15 devices at a time
  • Maximum Range: 100 feet
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000II6YEA
  • Item model number: 966230-0403
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 16, 2006

Product Description

Product Description

The essential center of your entertainment system. Say "Goodbye" to the wasted time and endless frustration of multiple remotes controlling multiple devices, and say "Hello" to one single, easy-to-use device with a cool new shape. The Harmony 1000 remote control, with its engaging and logical interface, simplifies even the most complex programming functions. Logitech's patented Smart State technology® makes it possible to seamlessly control up to 15 separate components with just one touch. Programming your HDTV? The Harmony 1000's color display makes it easy to control even the aspect ratio and sound modes. And, you can do it all without direct line-of-sight, since the Harmony sends both infrared (IR) and Z-wave wireless home automation standard (also known as radio frequency or RF).

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

Harmony 1000: The Power User's Universal Remote

The essential center of your entertainment system. Say "Goodbye" to the wasted time and endless frustration of multiple remotes controlling multiple devices, and say hello to one single, easy-to-use device with a cool new shape. The Harmony 1000 remote control, with its engaging and logical interface, simplifies even the most complex programming functions. Logitech's patented Smart State technology® makes it possible to seamlessly control up to 15 separate components with just one touch. Programming your HDTV? The Harmony 1000's color display makes it easy to control even the aspect ratio and sound modes. And, you can do it all without direct line-of-sight, since the Harmony sends both infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF).

1. Easy to set up:
Just connect your Harmony remote to your computer and the Web wizard walks you step-by-step through a simple set up. Enter in your model numbers for your components, then answer a few easy questions about how you "Watch TV" or "Watch a DVD" You'll be controlling even the most complex system without any of the hassles of elaborate macro-programming.

2. Easy to use:
The Harmony Remote is the world's only remote with Smart State Technology® activity control. Just press one of the Activity buttons, such as "Watch TV" or "Listen to Music," and your Harmony Remote automatically sets up your entertainment system, without you ever having to program a "macro."

3. Easy to get help:
With the Harmony remote, you don't have to know anything about your entertainment system to operate it. No sound? No picture? No problem! There's even a handy "HELP" button to guide you through simple troubleshooting and get you back in control.

4. Never out of date: 
The Harmony Remote device database is constantly updated with new components and fine-tuned settings.  Simply connect it to your computer using its USB interface, and your remote is updated automatically! 

See It For Yourself
Take a product tour [Flash]

Learn how easy it is to get a Harmony remote to work with devices that make up your home entertainment system. By selecting this link, you can take a product tour of the device's capabilities, as well as seeing just how easy it is to set up the Harmony 1000 for your particular home system.

Features

   
One-touch activity controls
Simply touch one icon and the Harmony remote will power on all the necessary components.
  Easy-to-use 3.5” touch screen
Large, color icons and backlit buttons ensure an entirely new level of ease and functionality.
 

Computer-based set-up
Simply connect the Harmony 1000 to your computer, and the wizard guides you through the entire set-up process.

         
   
Rechargeable
No need to worry about power with the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. The handy recharging stand ensures that the unit is always powered up and easy to find.
  World's largest A/V control database
Your Harmony 1000 will control everything from HDTVs to PVR/DVRs, from laser discs to VCRs—even lighting controls! Logitech's online database now includes 4500+ brands and 150,000+ IR devices — and the list is growing every day.
  Control of devices through cabinets, walls, and floors
With a wireless range of 100 feet, the Harmony RF Wireless Extender (sold separately) allows control of devices without a line of sight.


Get the Logitech Harmony Adapter for PLAYSTATION 3. Finally, control movies on your PS3 — drama free.

Wish you could control all your movies, music, games and entertainment gear — including your PLAYSTATION 3 — with one remote? Wish granted.

Add one touch PS3 control to any Harmony remote with the new Logitech Harmony Adapter for PLAYSTATION 3. Now your entire entertainment system and every PS3 command is at your fingertips. Want to watch a DVD or Blue-ray Disc movie? Play a game? Turn the console on or off? Easy. Just press one button on the remote to experience instant entertainment gratification.

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System Requirements

For Windows® systems: Microsoft Windows 2000, ME, or XP, USB port, CD-ROM drive, Internet access. For Macintosh® systems: Mac OS X 10.3 or later, USB port, CD-ROM drive, Internet access.

What's In The Box

Logitech® Harmony® 1000 remote control, charging station, USB cable, AC Adapter, Lithium-ion battery, Installation CD, Installation guide, 1-year warranty.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
216 of 232 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Affordable Color Touch Screen February 1, 2007
After a 1 year delay, Logitech finally released the Harmony 1000 on January 26, 2007.

A warning for Mac users, although Logitech claims this Harmony remote works (can be programmed) using a Mac, and the box clearly shows the Mac logo stamped on it, the Harmony 1000 cannot currently be set-up using your Mac. Plenty of web forum users have reported the same issue. Hopefully a Mac patch will be posted on Logitech's site. Shame on Logitech, especially given the one year delay to get the product right.

Secondly, if you currently own a Harmony web-programmed remote, the web software is EXACTLY the same as your previous experience. In other words, if you hated Logitech's old on-line software, you'll still hate it with the 1000.

The touch screen itself looks and works great, but as with any touch screen remote, you may find yourself longing for tactile rubber buttons after a week or so of touch screen use. DVR users might struggle to get the remote button layout to work to their individual satisfaction, as the colored default touch screen buttons that are professionally laid out by Logitech are in fact permanently labeled. So if you choose to change the function of any colored button, the old default name must remain painted on top of your "custom" button. Strange oversight.

However, you can customize additional pages of ugly buttons to your liking, but they will be black and white buttons laid out in static tic-tac-toe fashion. Hardly what the box cover would lead you to believe. As with all touch screens, you will have to "look before pressing" - every single time - you want to send a command. That's OK when using an ATM, but not so great when watching a TV across the room.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By noahas
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I thought it was only fair to write a review to comment on this remote.

Like many people, I was slightly apprehensive to buy this remote even with the great recent deal here on Amazon for the 1000 & RF extender combo. I already had an 880, but really wanted a remote that had a nice touch screen and worked with radio frequency (RF), so I didn't have to worry about my kids holding the remote still while pointing it at all the various devices.

If you look at many of these reviews, they are either older ones or recent reviews where people have HAD the remotes for a long period of time. There was a software/firmware update which came out in early February which has taken care of many or all of the issues presented, specifically, the remote pairing with the RF extender, the need to repair if the power goes out, etc.

The touchscreen itself has been fine, it also makes use nicely of some hard buttons. The RF extender and IR blasters work well, and the unit is totally customizable to work with your components. I had a small amount of difficulty with getting one macro to work, so I called Logitech and had the best technical support experience I have ever had. Problem was solved with a friendly and knowledgable attitude.

Bottom line, if you can get this on sale again, snap it up quickly with the RF extender (if needed), update the software/firmware when you first set it up, and you will be very happy.

I have previously owned the Logitech Harmony 880 and several different models of $200-$400 remotes from the Home Theater Master line, and this is definitely a well made, well though out remote. It certainly sounds like previous purchasers got a bad deal as Logitech didn't have all the bugs out, but purchasers at this point are getting a fine model.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Remote!!! May 24, 2007
By Marcus
I was a previous owner of the Harmony 880. This is a very good remote. It gets around the fixed buttons by allowing you to re-program the buttons with new functionality.

The Harmony 1000 raises the bar considerably. With the touchscreen, all the relevant buttons appear with the correct labels. So, if you have a five disc CD changer, you will see options labeled to change from disc 1 to 5.

The screen is very bright and not overly sensitive. True, you do sometimes need to use two hands (seems a bit obvious since it's a touch screen!!), but you can hold your finger over the fast forward button for a PVR and not accidently wind up pressing the key before it's time.

The fixed control keys (volume, select, etc.) can easily be used with one hand. The touchscreen, if needed, will give you three layers of menus to manage sophisicated devices - all are very clearly marked.

Addressing some of the other reviews:

"a beta product" - NOT. It works exactly as advertised. It took me less than 30 minutes to update the firmware, add 7 devices and program 5 activities. The only thing I wound up changing after updating the remote was the order of the activities - everything else worked perfectly.

"stand doesn't lock the remote in place" - well, I'm glad it doesn't!!! It holds it very firmly in place and is very easy to slip it into the stand.

"battery life not very good" - if you can have the base reasonably near to you, this doesn't matter at all. The remote battery life is very reasonable and it recharges very quickly.

So, if you have the money and want a touchscreen remote, this is an excellent product. Logitech has hit a homerun with this one.
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