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Harman Kardon TC-1000 Remote

Harman Kardon TC-1000 Remote
alaScore 67

52 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Harman Kardon TC-1000 Remote. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Views about the reliability and price are mixed. Many are negative about the design.

usability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Harman Kardon TC-1000 Remote is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Harman Kardon TC-1000 Remote from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Views about the durability and usability are generally positive. The reliability and price get mixed comments, and there are some critical comments about the design.

usability, durability


47% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: joneill809 (

Highly functional unit in a great industrial design



Fantastic design, long lasting, great concept (activity based)

Consumes batteries quickly, screen contrast and calibration are tricky, range is less

May, 2004

Consumer review by: jerryjr (

JBL TC-1000


Too bad the touchscreen is so bad, because this could be an awesome product. A light touch only works about 80% of the time. A heavy push with your thumb works best. The screen could also be brighter and you do loose the ability to feel the buttons...

Connect to PC to program and save settings

Touch Screen response is awful

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: reviewer0304 (

Harman Kardon (H/K) TC1000


I have been looking around for a good touchscreen remote for a while now. For the current price which you can purchase one of these TC1000's for on Ebay, I figured I would try one, in spite of the less than favorable opinions of some reviewers. I can...

Touchscreen, Great Software(!), Easily Configurable, Learning function is very easy to

The screen could be brighter, but it's not a problem

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: bucyruss (

The Ultimate Remote Control


This is one of those very rare products that does everything you could ever want, the way you want to do it. Every aspect of this unit is programmable/customizable. The unit has a LCD screen which can hold up to 20 virtual buttons (icons). It also has...

Infinitely Programmable, Easy to Use, Powerful, Learns (huge memory), Configuration saved

Somewhat awkward to hold, hard to read without using backlight, LCD screen calibration is

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: roushb (

Makes complicated systems simple to use


The Harman/Kardon TC-1000 (Also manufactured under the JBL and Madrigal brand names) is a touchscreen based remote that has the ability to replace all your other system remotes.

Touchscreen, learning remote. Computer interface to customize

Bulky; touchscreen sometimes hard to use

May, 2002

Product Specifications

A joint development of Microsoft Corporation and Harman Kardon, Take Control is a breakthrough system handheld, touchscreen controller that unifies, organizes, and simplifies the control of virtually all IR-controlled electronics. Take Control includes a serial- connection cable and a Windows-based editor program that enables you to program the unit directly from your PC.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Harman/kardon TC



Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:23ft
Supported Device Qty:15
Type:Universal remote control