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Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Optimized for complicated HDTV and PVR systems
- Quickly choose a 16:9 or 4:3 ratio depending on the program source
- Includes a sleek docking station that keeps the remote fully charged
- Color LCD is both functional and stylish, with user-customizable backgrounds, button icons and text
- On-screen battery level indicator shows you charge status
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|Item Dimensions||10.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 in||1.61 x 10.79 x 5.75 in||2 x 6 x 0.6 in||1.22 x 2.2 x 7.34 in||1.14 x 7.56 x 2.13 in||9.2 x 11.7 x 3.1 in|
The Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote puts you in control of your entire audio-video system with just one button. Optimized for complicated HDTV and PVR systems, the Harmony 880 helps you tame tough configurations like switching your television between video aspect ratios depending on the program source.
From the Manufacturer
Harmony 880: Power and Versatility in a Universal Remote
The Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote puts you in control of your entire audio-video system with just one button. It's home entertainment the way it should be--simple.
Optimized for complicated HDTV and PVR systems, the Harmony 880 helps you tame tough configurations like switching your television between video aspect ratios depending on the program source. The interactive color display lets you quickly choose a 16:9 ratio for movies and HDTV, or a standard 4:3 ratio for basic television programming.
Why settle for another boring remote? The Harmony 880´s color LCD is both functional and stylish, with user-customizable backgrounds, activity selections, button icons and text.
- Ample space for up to eight custom activities or controls
- On-screen battery level indicator shows you charge status
Never replace batteries again. The Harmony 880 includes a sleek docking station that keeps the remote fully charged. Your family will always know where to put the remote—and you´ll always know where to find it!
- Lithium-ion battery provides up to a one-week charge under normal use
- The horizontal docking station allows remote to be used while charging
Award-winning Logitech Industrial Design
High-end systems deserve a high-end remote. Designed with brushed chrome and charcoal accents, a color LCD display and a low-profile recharging station, the Harmony® 880 Remote will match your most advanced audio-video components perfectly.
Logitech has won a total of eight Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the past two years, including five of Japan´s prestigious 2004 Good Design Awards. This experience helped us design the Harmony 880. Featuring a comfort grip shape and a centered directional pad, it fits easily in your hand and naturally guides you to the most frequently used controls. Even the buttons are sculpted, to help you locate them by feel not sight.Patented Smart State Technology®
Smart State Technology allows the Harmony remote to completely control an entertainment system by knowing how to control each separate component while tracking the current state of up to 15 devices simultaneously.
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Top customer reviews
I'm holding back the 5th star because they refuse to release a Linux app for programming. There is a way to do it via the website and then flashing it to the remote with a 3rd party program, but Logitech should make a proper application.
If you are not familiar with the Logitech remotes, they are great. There is a program you load on your computer, then you enter the items you have by manufacturer and model number. This takes a little time but it is well worth it. You then setup " Events" like "Watch TV" by answering questions like "Do you change channels with your TV or cable box" and "Do you control the volume with your sound bar or TV". Then you plug the remote in and it programs the Events to it. Different events can be " Watch TV", "Watch a DVD" or "Play a Game". Then when you hit the " Watch TV" button, the remote will turn on your TV, cable box, surround system and what any other devices needed, and set everything to the correct input or output setting needed. If then you hit the "Watch a DVD", it will leave the TV on, but turn off the cable box and turn on the DVD player.
Logitech definitely makes the best Universal remote out there, but like I said, unfortunately they are no longer making this unit with the recharging station. You can still buy one that is rechargeable by plugging in a power cable, or a newer model that has a charging station and is almost all touch screen. I bought one of those though and had problems with the touch screen being exceptionally temperamental, so I took it back and bought another one of these.
The battery compartment tends to break with regular use (and occasional dropping) requiring tape, at some point, to keep it closed (there are small tabs on the back that also break off if you open/close it too often) and the batteries tend to swell with time, regular use and charging, busting out of the compartments. (Replacement batteries can be purchased.)
A far smaller, but still annoying, gripe is that none of the three ever can consistently keep the correct time displayed (which would be a useful feature) and the time can't be easily reset because of a glitch on the remote that allows only AM options to display under the "system options" key. So, the only way to set the time/date accurately is via hooking it up to USB and updating the remote ... Not something you wanna do all that often. And the time set rarely lasts more than a week anyway.
But, despite those flaws, for ease of use, I haven't found anything better and easier to program for the complicated set-up I've got going on. If I did, I would have switched, but so far the Harmony 880, despite its flaws, is the best thing going in this price point and one button start of all our components is now something we can't (well, don't want to anyway) live without.
It's also not hard to modify and tweak given a touch of tech savvy and a bit of patience. And, since you might end up replacing it, it's also nice that you can use the same online profile you created to get a new (replacement) remote up and running in minutes with the same complicated set-up you've already slaved over.
Every component I've used has been in the extensive Logitech database and it also handles complicated programming (different remote settings, for instance, for two of the same components). It's possible to set up pretty much anything that can be controlled via remote with this baby, no matter how esoteric your function.