I want a harmony remote

Yes I’m fed up with losing the tv, dvd, preamp etc. remotes EVERYDAY. My budget is fairly limited but if $50 will make all the remotes disappear into one that’s what I’m working with.

I already went onto their database and it looks like the cheap one is good to connect to my receiver, bd, tv and p5 which would be wonderful more than words can describe. I know some people here have used them and have many praises of them, now I’m ready:-)

What I need is this to control normal functions of these components without things like Spotify, WiFi Alexa and other things like that. I appreciate any and all direction given and many thanks in advance.
Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,191
    Harmony 650, runs my TV, cable box, Anthem intergrated amp, P5, Marantz CDP, Parasound FM tuner.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,118
    I very much enjoy my older Harmony 700.

    The most difficult part is setting up custom functions. The pre-set activities work pretty good, but I've spent a fair amount of time customizing it so a single remote will do 90% of the functions I use on a regular basis. And I've got it set to work both the upstairs and downstairs units in almost the exact same way, IE the same buttons do the same tasks on both systems. Once it's set up it's intuitive enough that almost anybody could grab the remote and start watching something.

    Another awesome bonus, the IR sender is more powerful. Works at odd angles, and at greater distance than any single OE remote.
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,504
    I guess I should look into a Harmony since I am getting tired of dealing with three remotes.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,118
    Hmm, looks like the 700 is no longer made, but the 665 is the same thing, but not rechargeable and will control two more devices:

    https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/harmony-universal-remote-665?crid=60
    Comparison:
    https://www.homebarandgames.com/logitech-harmony-650-665-700/

    IMHO that's all you need and is well worth the extra $10 over the base 350 model, which quick searching shows is problematic anyway. I've had my 700 for years and would buy another in a heartbeat.
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,434
    I like the 950 nut they aren't cheap, I have 3 Harmony's 2 ultimate one's and a 950 . The 950 is the best layout and operation to me. Check for factory remans but you are not going to find one for $50.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

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    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,356
    My Harmony hub based remotes have been awesome. They work without issue and when they do disappear thanks to my 2 kids my iPhone fills in perfectly till I can find them.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • halohalo Posts: 5,092
    edited March 9
    I have several "extra" Harmony remotes I'm no longer using since we moved a year ago. Three of them have rechargeable batteries and charging cradles. They all work properly.

    One of them is the Logitech Harmony Ultimate One

    The other 2 are the same, both are the Harmony One Advanced Remote Control

    If interested, send me a PM.
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,257
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I guess I should look into a Harmony since I am getting tired of dealing with three remotes.

    Lucky you, I have 5 that are almost constantely lost.

    Thank you so much for the fast replies! I think the 650 will fit my needs just fine and a good deal to boot.
    Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

    Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

    Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,242
    Elite ftw
    It’s the most $$ but it is by far the best all around and if you have many devices, it makes switching sources/inputs/channels/tracks etc much easier.
    Hide your devices and use the hub to deliver IR signals. Color touch screen and works with smart home stuff. Plus WAF all the way. One button to:
    Switch on TV, pre, Receiver, source, change input on tv, pre and receiver, gets all ready for watching Netflix or live tv etc. one button macros.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,504
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I guess I should look into a Harmony since I am getting tired of dealing with three remotes.

    Lucky you, I have 5 that are almost constantely lost.

    Yes, I was thinking of my TV system that I use everyday. I use more remotes in my Home Theater/spare stereo, but I only use that once/twice a week. :)



    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,682
    I have these in both rooms:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-Harmony-Smart-Control-with-Smartphone-App-and-Simple-All-In-One-Remote/183680569254?hash=item2ac4370fa6:g:N9IAAOSwStda-6Cq

    If you have a ton of different devices this might not be the best one. But I run 5 or 6 activities (6 is the limit on the physical remote) then this is great because even if you lose the remote you can still just use your phone! And it is both Bluetooth and rf so all devices are covered. I really like them!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,160
    I have two 650s,one inside one outside. All the other remotes are put away. I like the ease of reprogramming if you somehow flub them up.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,160
    I had a 650 but without glasses , I couldn't see the screen. I karma'd it on here and got a 350. All buttons and does what I need.
    HT - Pio Elite SC-63, Nuance Spatial 3S, Spatial Cen S, FXi50 surrounds, Def Tech PF 15TL+, Belkin PF30, Samsung UBD-M7500, Roku Premier, Furez 12-2.
    Bedroom - Sony STR DN850, Monitor 5jr+ Series2, CS300 center, Furez 10/2, Roku Ultra
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,242
    edited March 9
    I was gonna say the same. I should Karma the extras I have.
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  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,257
    mark090852 wrote: »
    @Mr. Sharpe I have a 650 that I no longer use. It looks like new. You can have it for free. I wasn't able to find the cable to attach it to your computer for programming, but they should be available almost everywhere. Let me know if you would like it.

    OH MAN PLEASE!!!!!!
    Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

    Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

    Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 926
    edited March 11
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    mark090852 wrote: »
    @Mr. Sharpe I have a 650 that I no longer use. It looks like new. You can have it for free. I wasn't able to find the cable to attach it to your computer for programming, but they should be available almost everywhere. Let me know if you would like it.

    OH MAN PLEASE!!!!!!

    Okay, we will make it happen! Response to PM sent.
    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,242
    Very cool of you mark!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,160
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Very cool of you mark!

    Agreed!!!!!
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,257
    That’s so awesome, cool great wonderful super crazy cool!!!!
    Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

    Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

    Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.
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