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Logitech Harmony 525 Advanced Universal Remote

alaTest has collected and analyzed 948 reviews of Logitech Harmony 525 Advanced Universal Remote. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. Comments about the controls and reliability are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the size and durability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Logitech Harmony 525 Advanced Universal Remote is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 user reviews of Logitech Harmony 525 Advanced Universal Remote from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Remote Controls on People are impressed by the reliability and design. The durability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Logitech Harmony 525 Advanced Universal Remote ControlLogitech Harmony 525 Advanced Universal Remote Control

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Nicholas Cleary (

Logitech Harmony 525 Advanced Universal Remote Review


The easiest and best universal remote I have used so far.It couldn't find one of my devices on the...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (

Logitech Harmony 525 Universal Remote


Is your lounge cluttered with remote controls? Logitech's affordable Harmony Universal remote could be the answer.

To start off you need to install the software supplied in the CD and connect up the device to your computer via USB. The software then connects to the Harmony web site so a convenient and fast broadband connection is something of a prerequisite for...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Nick Broughall (

Logitech Universal Remote Battlemodo: Harmony 1100i Vs Harmony 525


If you own even the most basic of home theatre setups, you should own a universal remote control. One button on one remote to switch between your DVD ...

May, 2009

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One of the better remotes out there


I am an electronic engineer/card carrying techno-geek and I like and use this remote. I have tried many and find the 525 the best value. NOTE unless you are a technical person, you WILL struggle to set up this remote. My main complant is that the...

Value, easy to use once set up.

Diffiucult to set up, wears out in two years.

Jul, 2014

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Best (and cheapest) addition to any entertainment system!


Bought my Harmony 525 several years ago and it's still going strong. Worked so well I just had to buy a Harmony 785 for another AV system in another room. I have a drawer full of original remotes from various electronic components, never used. I can't...

One button press on one remote instead of several specific button presses on 2 - 3 remotes - if you can find them! Inexpensive. Easy programming and intuitive to use - Help button resolves most problems.

Seems fragile and probably wouldn't survive being sat upon, but mine is undamaged after several years intensive use. Backlight movement trigger too finely set - light goes on when I tiptoe by in the dark, wasting the batteries.

Mar, 2013

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Nice remote but requires soo much time to setup due to the trial and error required


I have owned this remote for 5 years, so after reading all the reviews I can honestly say they are all telling the truth both good and bad. The remote is really nice in some ways, but very ordinary in others. Setting this thing up is painful in the...

Automatic backlight is excellent plus the glow button that allows you to turn the light on or off. It fits in my hand nicely. Can create your own commands or use the database. The help button can be helpful while a novice user.

The software! Setup takes forever. The software is online and times out after 5 minutes. Can be infuriating trying to get certain commands to work.

Jun, 2012

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Nice idea, poor execution


I had this remote for a couple of years, pulling it out of a drawer and trying it before returning it again. Simply, it was painful to use. The idea of a universal remote is that it gives you the functionality of all your remotes in one package without...

Nice to hold, backlight auto on, huge database of compatible products

Excruciating to use

May, 2012

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I have purchase a couple of Logitech remotes as so many people have told me how good they are. One for myself and one for my father. I found the set-up process ok, but found several times through designing your macro that often functions were missed...

Nice looking and good price.


Jan, 2011

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I have a philips TV, Sony amplifier and a Panasonic DVD player and it supports all 3 devices seamlessly. I am not sure if there is support for newer products in the market such as Blu-ray players or LCD/PLASMA TVs and how often does logitech updates...

Very easy to set up and it supports hundreds of devices. Great interface, easy to use and a very good price. (Much cheaper option than replacing the original remote that came with your device). Imitates the original remote's interface and buttons so...

Only thing is that when you press the "ON" button every device linked to the remote turns ON automatically (a great feature) But if some devices are ON, and others are OFF, the remote does not know that, so What happens is, those devices who were ON...

Nov, 2010

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Not sure why people are saying these are hard to setup, not sure what else they have tried to compare to. I got a list of my devices and just added them all to the software that came with the remote, plugged the remote in and it uploaded all the...

Cheap for a universal remote, and can be cheaper than buying a single replacement remote Control multiple devices with it Easy to setup Great if you have lost your remote

Slow to send signals Drains batteries faster than standard remote (although it does light up and have a screen so not sure if that is a con) Some options limited in the setup software

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:4


Backlight buttons: Yes
Buttons quantity:50


Compatibility:TiVo, HDVCR, HDTV, Plasma Displays, Monitors, Projectors, Lighting Control, CD/DVD-R, PVR, Satellite Radios, Amplifiers, DVD Players, Receivers, Dual VCRs


Display Resolution:84 x 84


Plug and Play: Yes

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:-Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP\n-Macintosh OS X + / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista\nMac OS X 10.3 + / Windows 98, 2000, Me, XP, Windows Vista\nMac OS X 10.2
Dimensions (WxDxH):8.11 x 2.09 x 0.984

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:10
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions