My Harmony One died.

RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,567
edited May 27 in Electronics
And tried to get a replacement...but they don't make them anymore. Can't believe it.

It lasted 12 years, and it was dropped a thousand times. Best remote ever.

Looking at the 950 as replacement. Anyone has gone from the one to the 950? Yay or nay??

Thanks!!
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  • Grimster74Grimster74 Posts: 2,555
    Still have a ONE in my bedroom setup. Purchased the 950 with hub for my theater setup. The one thing I dislike about the 950 is not having the hard buttons for the numbers. They do show up on the touchscreen but just not the same as having the hard button. The onscreen display on the ONE seems to have a much better color palette as well compared to the 950. Overall, the 950 works the same but once you get use to the feel and functions of the ONE is hard to go to another remote in my opinion.
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  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,567
    Thanks. I guess I'll have to give it a try, Found a one but they are asking over $300 for it. No way.

    What the heck happened with Logitech......Harmony One and the Squeezebox are some of the best products you could get.
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,935
    Keep your eyes on the used market (Craigslist, FB, LetGo, etc.). I have two that I picked up used over the years. Got the second one because the screen on the first has a minor defect. Using both at the time and keeping fingers crossed that they last! I'm with you on the new touchscreen remotes lacking the hard buttons. The Harmony One is the best remote I've ever used.
  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,567
    I hardly ever use the numbers. So that shouldn't be a problem for me. Hope this one lasts another 12 years.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,110
    You are lucky, mine crapped out just after the warranty. The most important button wore out rendering the whole thing useless.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,749
    All those that Al mentioned, and what about Ebay?
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  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,567
    Thanks for the input. Ordered the 950. I figure I'd rather go with a new one that will have a better chance to last and has some warranty.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,303
    My condolences...RIP Harmony :'(
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,250
    You can replace that battery
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  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 150
    edited May 28
    I have the 950 and it's great... only complaint is battery life is not so good, which was the same on the older Harmony model it replaced. It can only lay around on the coffee table for about 3-4 days before it's dead.

    Got the 950 refurbed on ebay and still going strong after a couple years.
  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,567
    edited May 28
    You can replace that battery

    I know, and did that a few years ago. But this time it's not the battery. Screen goes crazy randomly and it doesn't respond. Probably all it could stand was 999 drops....
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,250
    I have a 950 and an ultimate one... note that the 950 is only IR and has no hub...
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

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  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,567
    I have a 950 and an ultimate one... note that the 950 is only IR and has no hub...

    Yes, I don't have anything that requires RF.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,701
    CottageChz wrote: »
    I have the 950 and it's great... only complaint is battery life is not so good, which was the same on the older Harmony model it replaced. It can only lay around on the coffee table for about 3-4 days before it's dead.

    Got the 950 refurbed on ebay and still going strong after a couple years.

    That's terrible battery life. My One+, which gets used daily, will go weeks without needing a charge. Are all the newer Harmony's like that?
  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,670
    I need a replacement for an older Harmony with RF capability. What's the best option today?
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    I have a 950 and an ultimate one... note that the 950 is only IR and has no hub...

    I have both of them, too. They both can work with a hub.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    Ricardo wrote: »
    Thanks for the input. Ordered the 950. I figure I'd rather go with a new one that will have a better chance to last and has some warranty.

    It's a good remote. I, too, have the same, albeit minor, complaint others expressed about battery life. Just remember to place it back in the charger at the end of the day and you'll be fine. Forget for a day or two, and you'll be SOL until it gets enough of a charge to function. I use mine with a hub, and that at least gives you the ability to use the smartphone app as a backup.
    You did better than me with the Harmony One... Mine died several years ago!
  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,670
    Ultimate or Elite? Anybody has both?
  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 150
    DaveHo wrote: »
    That's terrible battery life. My One+, which gets used daily, will go weeks without needing a charge. Are all the newer Harmony's like that?

    I had an ultimate before my 950/elite and the battery life was equally poor, unfortunately.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,250
    Is the Elite just the 950 with a smartphone app and a hub?
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    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

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  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,567
    Just a quick update. I really like the 950. I just hope it lasts as much as the One. Yes, the battery's initial charge only lasted 4 days, but that's not really an issue.

    Some things are different but nothing you can't get used to in a couple of days.

    So overall, very happy with my new remote.
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